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Anne Powell commented on Sandy McDonald's group Downunder and land of the long white cloud
"Have you seen our two current Christmas fundraisers now on the forum? Peace of Mind is our 'gift' to the team in SA - a little extra for those times when there is 'more month than…"
Dec 5
Bev Jeffery commented on Sandy McDonald's group Downunder and land of the long white cloud
"Hi Aussie KASfriends. The postal system in South Africa has had a 'shake up' these past months and they seem bent on collecting as much duty/customs fees at their end, as they possibly can. I urge you all to scroll down the page on the…"
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Lisa Ashcroft commented on Sandy McDonald's group Church Groups
"I haven't been on in a long time, I still send squares and hats etc.  Looking for the no sew crochet vest pattern?  Where can I find it?  Thanks. Lisa Ashcroft"
Sep 18
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Church Groups

The place for all the church groups around the world who are contributing to knit-a-square to talk to each other.
Jul 8
Wendy commented on Sandy McDonald's group Downunder and land of the long white cloud
"Hi Tricia, Hope you can overcome the arthritis and do some knitting, I would be really sad if I couldn't knit/crochet. Just a suggestion, but have you tried Emulgel or Emulgel for Arthritis? I use the Emulgel on my neck and it does help to…"
Jun 23
Bev Jeffery commented on Sandy McDonald's group Downunder and land of the long white cloud
"For Aussies and Kiwis who have been concerned re the time lapse from when they send their parcel and when it appears on the KAS Received Lists, here is some info that may shed some light for us all. Thank you Susanne Leverton from South…"
Jun 23
Bev Jeffery commented on Sandy McDonald's group Downunder and land of the long white cloud
"Have just started experiencing some joint pain (with the cold weather) in one finger...it was in my thumb, last year....hoping this is not arthritis 'beginnings'. I hope someone has some tips/strategies for you, Tricia....I know I would be…"
Jun 23
Tricia Hughes commented on Sandy McDonald's group Downunder and land of the long white cloud
"Guilty, have not done any knitting for a year. Sewing dog coats for rescue groups and gowns for stillborn babes. Need to get my hands back into shape. I have arthritis, does anyone else here have any good strategies for knitting and arthritic hands…"
Jun 23
Anne Powell commented on Sandy McDonald's group Downunder and land of the long white cloud
Nov 30, 2017
Anne Powell commented on Sandy McDonald's group Downunder and land of the long white cloud
"Be sure to visit our KAS-KRISTMAS discussion and join in the fun!"
Nov 30, 2017

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Spain wins. Orphaned children win.

Posted on July 11, 2010 at 12:30pm 0 Comments

Anyone with a deep concern for the plight of vulnerable and orphaned children should be interested in the outcome of this Soccer World Cup final. Undoubtedly the winning team of this international contest will receive massive publicity from all over the world. With a UNICEF ambassador for children on the team and seven others from this remarkable Barcelona club, one would hope that some of the media adulation, should they win, will fall on their extraordinary connection to suffering children.… Continue

The home that Stefanie built

Posted on June 25, 2010 at 3:00pm 0 Comments

We arrived through streets that once were the domain of the exclusively white, professional classes during the Apartheid days, and now teemed with school children, all black, in varying degrees of school dress.

At first glance they seemed just like any other carefree group of school children, but there was something mean about these streets, a place you would not wish to loiter or break down in your car. …


Introducing Dawne

Posted on June 21, 2010 at 5:00pm 0 Comments

It was always intended to reach a wider audience about the wider issues surrounding orphaned and vulnerable children in Africa and what help we can bring to make a difference. The plight of the children is recognized by some world bodies and governments. However, the solution is not in sight either for the orphans already so compromised by the suffering they endure or for the children yet to be born in decades to come. To continue, click here.

Encouraging our new members, growing, nurturing and energising our community

Posted on May 7, 2010 at 5:49pm 0 Comments

Kalai has just written in Cafe KAS that overnight we achieved our 1000th

member, Anne Hart from the UK. Well done Anne and well done KAS!

We have 1003 members today to be exact, but only a percentage of our

members are active in the forum discussions. People are busy and have

so much to fit into a day, so we are massively grateful that you find

the time to knit/crochet, and 'post' of the two varieties - parcels and

words in the forum! And we understand if you… Continue

A balance for KAS

Posted on March 31, 2010 at 7:14pm 13 Comments

Hello dear Kasers

There has been a discussion about postage issues in Canadian Corner, which brought to mind reflections which I thought to share with you all.

Hope you are following our South African journey with us www.allfororphans.com although I am already days behind! We have been pretty hectic meeting and greeting and parcel


Firstly I just want to tell you that the warmth and love and gratitude

here in… Continue

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At 6:18pm on February 6, 2016, Kathy Chantrell said…

Hi Sandy,

There were no problems with the sites originally but have gone onto patterns today and have the message that there are malware issues.


At 5:26pm on August 29, 2013, Mary DeRome said…

Hi Sandy I am a relatively new member of this wonderful forum I have a couple questions for you As well as knitting I  make scrap patchwork quilts and jackets would it be helpful to tops and quilts for the children I would flannel on the inside for warmth and colourful on the outside one benefit would the speed with which they could be made. I'll keep knitting until I hear from you

At 4:16am on December 22, 2012, Laurie Fortier gave Sandy McDonald a gift
A blessed Christmas to you extraordinary KAS women! Your kindness and generosity inspire me beyond words.
At 10:01pm on February 14, 2012, MILI K gave Sandy McDonald a gift
At 11:27pm on February 8, 2012, Grace Weir said…

What brilliant news Sandy ... I have another batch of squares to post so JIGSAW here they come!


At 3:45pm on July 30, 2011, Di said…
I'm about to send off 60 squares but feel concerned (once again) that they may not arrive; although I've been through all the lists from July 2010 - March 2011 many times, I can't find any indication of my contribution posted from Oz in June last year.
At 6:00am on April 8, 2011, Laurie C. Hake said…
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While working on squares this AM, I happened to catch a PBS Special called "A Walk to Beautiul".  I believe it was filmed somewhere in Etheopia at the "Addis Ababa" Fistula Hospital.  Besides being a wonderful story, I noticed at least 4 women in knitted or crocheted blankets made from various colored squares.  Is someone else doing the same project?    Is this possible?  If anyone else has happened to see the special, would appreciate a response - thanks, Laurie

At 6:06pm on April 06, 2011, Pam Antink gave Sandy McDonald a gift
At 11:42am on April 6, 2011, Barbara Hawkins said…

Hi Sandy, 

Linda Maltby's discussion on Granny Squares are back gave me much food for thought.

On her link was a photo of Cate Blanchett wearing a granny square dress which was made and designed by an Australian company.  I suggested in my reply to Linda that Cate may like to donate her dress to KAS when she was finished with it, but as she was wearing it at a red carpet do it maybe on loan.

Well my thoughts were could we contact Cate Blanchett and or the manufacturer of the dress even if we don't get the dress to auction for KAS funds it could be a way of raising our profile.

This is just an idea off the top of my head and unfortunately I have not thought it through in detail.  I would love to know your thoughts and if you think I'm just mad as a hatter please feel free to say so.

Many thanks for all you do for KAS, love, Barbara



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