This photographic album will provide a record of blankets made up from the lovingly created squares sent to South Africa from all corners of the globe. Various groups have laboured in SA to join the squares together to form these wonderfully warm blankets for the children to sleep under and to be used as wrap-round coats during the cold winter days.
The beauty of all this wonderfully generous work is that one square can be can be stitched together on four sides by squares made by members from many different countries - clearly demonstrating the caring capacity of people who work with yarn!
Once the first 95 blankets are posted, I'll go through the records and add others that have been created from members squares. Due to the passage in time it won't be possible to date all of these blankets, however, having recognised some squares from earlier in the year it is likely that 1 - 95 were posted to South Africa this year!
As requested, here is a little bit about Lorinda from Ronda : Lorinda is a new contact in South Africa (about 3 months ago) and discovered KAS on the web whilst working with projects through her church outreach - aimed at reaching out to orphaned and vulnerable children in the Sabie area. Lorinda said she would love to have some KAS items to distribute on our behalf.
Sabie is a small town on the Sabie River in Mpumulanga Province, which is in the east of the country and close to Kruger National Park - about 3.5 hours from Johannesburg by road. Sabie is close to a very large area named Bushbuckridge which is extremely poor and in which there are large squatter settlements.
Lorinda started off with some squares and a few beanies, but has since managed to arrange, on two occasions, for people from Sabie visiting Johannesburg, to collect beanies & jerseys and more squares. The team is working like a Trojan - as we can all see from the first 41 blankets!
Ronda commented that it is wonderful when people are enthusiastic and you can see that they are on the same page.....and of course, it's lovely to spread the joy into other provinces of South Africa!
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Wow, love all these, so hard to pick a favourite, so many lovely colours and patterns. I think I like the one with the orange diamonds though, it forms such a pretty pattern the way it is sewn together.
Love all the granny square one's too, such a visual feast of colour!
I keep coming back to these, they're so striking and just gorgeous! I love the purple grannies, and all the bright bright colors.....
An amazing collection! I love all the granny squares made up into blankets, but each is a treasure all on its own. Great work by everyone involved.
I would have to agree with, Wendy......such a visual feast of colour....just beautiful!!
The orange blanket is amazing and also the one with the swirl very eye catching.
Just a feast for the eyes! The creative monster has been unleashed. Fabulous work Team SA!!
Amazing blankets all of them. A great deal of thoughtful work in all of them. There will be some very lucky children.
beautiful beautiful beautiful I like 4 and 5 they remind me of snowflakes
What an amazing collection of blankets - congratulations to all involved in their creation.
You may recall that last year Beaulieu College Outreach students helped the team to open the giant back-log of parcels choking up Ronda's garage! They decided that this year they wanted to make another contribution to KAS, and, to this end were supplied with blankets packs to stitch into blankets - here are the wonderful results!
What a wonderful contribution these students have made, giving their time to stitch blankets! It's good to see the boys pitching in right beside the girls. Service to others has to be one of the best lessons to be learned in school. I imagine most of these kids will remember the experience and carry it forward into adulthood. Good for them!
How I agree with you Anne.