Chris Chiplen
  • Pendoylan, Vale of Glamorgan, South Wales
  • United Kingdom
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Chris Chiplen's Discussions

KAS Sisters Meet in Wales

Started this discussion. Last reply by Helen Oct 17, 2016. 12 Replies

I am delighted to say that today I met Amy and her husband Richard fom the USA!When Amy contacted me some time ago to say that she would be spending some time in the UK, as her husband Richard would…Continue

Coffee Morning and Lunch in Purton

Started this discussion. Last reply by Debbie Posmontier Jul 4, 2016. 31 Replies

Today I was chauffeured by my son Andrew to a village called Purton, in Wiltshire, UK. On arrival we were greeted by Louise Tidman and Jude and then we met some of the wonderful team of crafters who…Continue


Started this discussion. Last reply by Barb Beattie Feb 10, 2016. 421 Replies

Happy New Year! Welcome everyone to the KAS Monthly Themes for 2016To bring our themes together this year under 'one umbrella' our focus is.......Colour Their WorldOur aim is to brighten the lives of…Continue

A Little 'Big Day Out'

Started this discussion. Last reply by Gloria Grandy Jul 21, 2015. 34 Replies

Unfortunately, Louise Tidman and I are unable to attend Heather's KAS UK Big Day Out on the 18th July, and decided that the next best thing  would be for us to meet up, for our own little 'Big Day…Continue

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Chris Chiplen replied to Amy's discussion BLANKET ROOM 2019
"Thanks Bev, another beautiful batch! So many to admire........ I particularly like 5th from the end, the striped squares that have carefully been placed to give a basket weave effect, and the blanket of small grannies........I could go on!"
Chris Chiplen replied to Rebecca Price's discussion August 2019 Theme - The Farm
"What a beaut Bev! I love your combinations of appliques and duplicate stitching :))"
Chris Chiplen commented on Patricia Underwood's photo

Farmers' Market Blanket - August 2019

"I love it Patricia, beautiful colours :))"
Aug 14
Chris Chiplen commented on Ada Breeuwer's photo

Windmill close to the farm in Holland

"Oh! A delightful picture square :))"
Aug 14
Chris Chiplen replied to Rebecca Price's discussion August 2019 Theme - The Farm
"Your crafting skills will delight the children :))"
Aug 10
Chris Chiplen replied to Amy's discussion BLANKET ROOM 2019
"Another beautiful batch! I’m also delighted to see my SA flag square in the gorgeous blanket containing Ada’s 2019 strip :))"
Aug 10
Amy commented on Chris Chiplen's photo

August 2019: The Farm

"The children are going to learn so much about farm life from this blanket."
Aug 9
Chris Chiplen replied to Amy's discussion BLANKET ROOM 2019
"Some beauties in this batch Bev! A great start to the day, Jude’s hand and heart square really stands out in that gorgeous striped blanket. I love spotting the work of others, I’m guessing there are some Cath Riley blankets in this…"
Aug 8
Chris Chiplen's photo was featured

August 2019: The Farm

Thankfully the animals won’t need feeding on their journey to SA!
Aug 8
Amy commented on Chris Chiplen's photo

July 2019: Emoji fun

"I just love those ducks...well that is what I am going to call them.  They maybe penguins. Chris you are lucky to have such a fabulous shop nearby.  I envy you your incredible finds."
Aug 8
Chris Chiplen replied to Amy's discussion BLANKET ROOM 2019
"Thank you Bev! i have spotted another of Jude’s teddies and was thrilled to see my ’love’ square in the same blanket ’my smiley rainbow of hearts’ :))"
Aug 7
Chris Chiplen replied to Amy's discussion KAS CONNECTS
"A community library, what a wonderful project, Mandiba would be delighted!"
Aug 6
Chris Chiplen replied to Amy's discussion KAS CONNECTS
"Thank you so much for sharing the wonderful ‘Little Libraries’ developments with us Valerie, it is much appreciated. I love seeing the children enjoying their books!"
Aug 6
Anneke commented on Chris Chiplen's photo
Aug 6
Chris Chiplen replied to Rebecca Price's discussion August 2019 Theme - The Farm
"Karen, your description of ‘mud inspired squares’ reminded me of this song, not farm animals....... but cute!"
Aug 5
Chris Chiplen replied to Rebecca Price's discussion August 2019 Theme - The Farm
"I thought of this song Karen when I saw your description of your squares, ‘mud inspired’, not farm animals, but cute....."
Aug 5

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At 8:47pm on August 15, 2017, Ruth dolan said…

Can you explain what "Leave a gift" refers to, please, if you have a moment to spare. 

At 8:45pm on August 15, 2017, Ruth dolan said…

Christine! You're in South Wales and I am in N E Wales (near Llangollen) I have been so fortunate lately to find a friend who works as a volunteer for our local CHALK charity shop, Pam Johnstone.  At CHALK they have lovely retirerd firefighters from the Oswestry Fire and Rescue service to take goods over to Romania, also they have a Removals firm who fill up their spaces with enormous vacuum packed  squares etcetera, for KAS and take them to Bryanstown.  She is a lovely lady who comes to collect my items and have a cuppa and a chat with me.  Some people say there is no God, but I find him over and over in people! x

At 8:33pm on August 15, 2017, Ruth dolan said…

Christine...Thank you for inviting me to be a friend.  If I make mistakes or fail to see your messages, please excuse a Silver Surfer (85) I am a bit of a dum-dum on the computer sometimes!! (Mainly in senior moments) I'm very touched by your request. x

At 4:49pm on May 21, 2017, Kathy Chantrell said…

Thanks for my Birthday Wishes Christine. It is a lovely roomy bag that can be used for several different purposes. Enjoy x x

At 12:35am on March 12, 2017, Helen said…

Thanks for the friend requests, Christine; a pleasure to accept. I've only recently started crocheting and find your beautiful squares and stunning blankets such an inspiration!

At 1:04pm on April 1, 2016, Sarah-jane Stocks said…

Thank you so much Christine for sending me such a lovely message welcoming me to your group :-)

I am 58 a mother of 2 and a Grandma of 3 and my eldest child was 40 just before Christmas last year!

I have knitted for most of my life and recently taught myself to Crochet too. I am really looking forward to getting to know all of you and of course knitting (& crochet) many squares too :-)

I inherited a huge amount of wool on cones from my husband's grandmother's estate when she passed away. She created many beautiful baby outfits on her knitting machine (which I also received) which is resting in its box in the loft untouched :-) as I admit to being a little afraid of it with its beeping and flashing lcd screen when it's plugged in and it's vicious looking hooks or maybe needles which look like they're just waiting to ensnare the sleeves of an unsuspecting hand knitter like myself! Lol

I think my husband will be the one who hooks himself into it to learn to knit with it!

I have a look at the coned wool it is mostly 4ply which will when 2 ends are twisted together will make some Lovely DK to knit squares toys and ?clothing? with for the children in Africa :-)

I am going to bed now but I will take a quick look at the patterns before I go to sleep so I can sleep on it.

This I find is the best way to get knitting patterns into my head so that when I wake up ( after my chores are done) I can sit and knit :-)

So I'll wish you all a very good night and pleasant (creating) dreams and I'll be back tomorrow knitting 

Kindest Regards, Sarah-jane Xx

At 1:25am on March 14, 2016, Diana D said…

Thanks Christine for the pictures. It was great to  'meet' you!! A very successful and fun event . Congrats, again and again!! / diana

At 1:13am on February 14, 2016, Christine Johnson said…

Hi Christine,

I think you may be interested to see the last photo posted under Sorted in Africa if you haven't already -

At 10:18am on February 10, 2016, Denise Casari said…

Thank you so much Christine! :) I'm really looking forward to helping create beautiful blankets for children in need!

At 5:05am on February 7, 2016, Liane said…

Thank you Christine :-)



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