Friday, February 3, 2012

Award Yesterday/Magazine Today!

If you live in Britain and can find a shop that sells the magazine "Inside Crochet"  (the March issue)  you will find an article written about Sue and her Sunshine International Blankets of Love. There are photos of some of the "Sibolettes" and I am happy to say that I am one of them! Can you see me? (I am posing with one of my favorite flowers, snow in summer, and it was taken on the Eastbourne seafront in 2010.)

 I have written of my love of making things with my hands before and how much I love making just a few squares and sending them to England for Sue to crochet into a blanket which she either takes to nursing homes or in this latest case, will be on display in Jersey and then auctioned off for Mencap.  Recently, I showed a photo on my blog of the square that I did for the Landscape Blanket challenge.  You were supposed to crochet or knit what you saw in your own back yard, or something nearby.  You know I had to make a square representing Stone Mountain!  If you go to Sue's blog, www.sunshineinternationalblanketsoflove you will be able to see the finished blanket and hopefully, you will recognize Stone Mountain!  (I also did the greenish square in the bottom left corner, it is supposed to remind you of cedar and pine, which IS in my backyard!)  Also, please take a look at the pink blanket which is on Ebay and is doing very well and the money  raised will go towards Breast cancer research...

Also, please notice the beautiful blanket which at the bottom of the article.  It is the Cathedral blanket, the color of the stone and the stained glass colors...it is so beautiful.  If you go to Sue's blog, you can see ALL the blankets that have been made!  All of the women who have made these squares should be considered fibre (or fiber!) artists.

In this same issue, the crocheter who got the top votes for a crochet blog is Lucy at Attic 24.  She has such a lovely blog and is such a fantastic talent at crochet!  Lucy is a true fibre artist in my opinion! Her blog is www.attic24.typepad.com




Inside Crochet page 4.......>Okay,  I got my Liebster award yesterday, I am in a magazine in England today, maybe I will win the lottery tomorrow!  Here's hoping!

23 comments:

  1. you're on a roll, kay! deservedly so!

    i can't blow this image up to see you, and i want to. what a beautiful collaboration. makes me happy


    kj

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    1. kj,
      If you look at Sue's blog, you will be amazed at those blankets, they are so beautiful. I am happy to be just a small part of it.
      That photo is plenty big enough! :-)

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  2. Congratulations, Kay! Indeed, tomorrow you may win the lottery :-) What would you do with the money?

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    1. Dear Librarian,
      Thanks! I am going to visit my Daddy today so that is like winning the lottery to me!
      There is a place here in Georgia called Callaway Gardens and that is the kind of thing that I would like to do if I won millions...I don't mean to visit it, I mean to make another garden very much like it...a place where people could swim, bike, hike, and just meander amongst beautiful flower gardens. What would YOU do if you won the lottery?

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    2. First of all, I'd pay off the mortgage on my flat so that I would not have to worry about those monthly payments any longer. Then I'd buy a new settee for the living room and a better, back-friendly mattress for my bed. I'd invite my friends and family to a great meal at a restaurant to celebrate, and have a live band playing for us, and dance all night. Then I'd travel to the Channel Islands, where I've wanted to go for a long time but it is too expensive for me right now.
      And since I have some friends who are even less well off financially than I am, I'd help them a bit, too.

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    3. I think that I too would want to do everything that you have listed, right down to the back-friendly mattress but then... I would create my garden for nature-lovers!(Depends, of course, on the size of the lottery!) Oh, and I too would love to see the Channel Islands! I don't know if I will ever make it to Jersey, but my little squares in the landscape blanket will!

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  3. What a wonderful project to be involved in, and I am pleased it has been featured in the magazine.
    Good luck with the lottery ;)

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    1. Thanks Tracey!
      And thanks again for giving me that award, hey, maybe you are good luck for me. Have you ever thought of yourself as a good luck charm?
      :-)
      Oh, I just thought of something fun, if I won the lottery, I could have a big party for all the nice people I have met on my blog...it would be a blast! You're invited!

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  4. Hi Kay!

    Sorry if I've been away for a while I know you missed me very much! (just kidding) haha! Anyway, congratulations! I wish that the magazine is available here in my country as well.

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    1. Dear Denise,
      Hey! I know you are very busy just now. Welcome back to the real world, the blogging world! HA HA!
      Thanks! I don't have the magazine here either, but I will ask my mother in law to get it for me. ;-)

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  5. Congratulations, Kay. That is terrific! And who knows...maybe the lottery IS next in line. Hope your visit with your dad is wonderful!

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    1. Plowing Through Life,
      Thanks, Martha! I will also be seeing my two brothers and two sisters too so I expect a wonderful time!
      Are you from a big family?

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    2. Not really. We were a family of five; parents, two brothers, me. My dad passed away 5 years ago today, and I lost one of my brothers less than a year ago. I never mentioned it on my blog or wrote anything about it because some things are so unexpected and so painful, not to mention so private, that they're not things you can share with everyone. I have two daughters (one 14, one 19), but no nieces and nephews from my side of the family. Neither of my brothers had kids. I always wished for a big family with lots of siblings and then nieces and nephews, but it just didn't happen. On my husband's side there are two sisters and only one nephew (he has a little boy), so that side is very small, too. Maybe my girls will have a lot of kids and that'll bring on a big family in the next generation!

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    3. Thank you for sharing this with me. Here's hoping for lots of grandkids for you, just not right away, right? ;-)

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  6. Congratulations Kay, Hopefully you are on a roll :) I'd make a point of getting that lottery ticket!! Beautiful work, a true labour of love by all.

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    1. Dear Jane,
      A labour of love, I will tell Sue that.
      Thank you! Have a great weekend! Do you watch the Super Bowl in Canada?

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  7. Hello Kay,
    I am so pleaed that the Editor put the SIBOLETTES Photo in the magazine!
    I am also pleased that I managed to use the two squares. I had two Squares come in unexpectedly at the end which threw me somewhat , but that worked in your favour because I could then add your TWO in! Which I was really pleased about. Thank you for being so excited about it all!
    I am really hoping that this Blanket will keep on rising in the bids. It finishes on my daughters birthday 10th!
    Great Squares, great photo! Big Thank you.
    Also fantastic write up here on your blog! Many thanks indeed
    love Suex

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    1. Dear Sue,
      I am so tickled to be in that magazine and to be in the same category with all those fantastic crocheters!I showed my sisters your blog and they were most impressed by all the blankets. One of them noticed the finely made edging on each one, and I said "That's Sue, she arranges the squares she receives, crochets them together and then puts that beautiful edging all around." They truly are works of art that you create.
      Thanks for using both of my squares! Good luck on the pink blanket, my sisters were amazed by that one.
      Happy Birthday on the 10th to the twin daughters!
      Thanks to YOU, Sue, for allowing me to be a small part of SIBOL!
      Love, Kay

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  8. What a wonderful project and how nice that you are involved. Once, we made scarves for women in Afghanistan. Katherine from Plant Whatever Brings You Joy coordinated the entire thing. We saw pics from the girls who received our pashminas.~~Dee

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    1. Dear Dee,
      Oh, what a wonderful thing, to make those pashminas. I will go to look at Plant Whatever Brings You Joy now, thank you for telling me about it! ++Kay

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  9. Kathryn/plantwhateverbringsyoujoy.comFebruary 21, 2012 at 5:24 PM

    Hi, Kay--Google alerted me to Dee's kind mention of our Scarf Initiative Project. The entire project--which took months, as you might imagine, is now catalogued under "The Scarf Initiative" on my site at plantwhateverbringsyoujoy.com. Or an abbreviated version was published last winter on Ode online. Link here: http://tinyurl.com/3fplb8c We knitted and crocheted wool scarves 1'x5' and they were delivered to a remote village in NE Pakistan.

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    1. Hi Kathryn,
      What a wonderful thing to do, I did see it, I hope I left a comment on your blog. How ever did you come about to do this? I will go to your blog now and see if you tell us. Once again, good for all those involved, it must have been a thrill to know what joy you had made and given.

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