In the book, How the Grinch Stole Christmas  by Dr. Seuss, the Grinch stole Christmas from the people of Who-ville. 

In South Africa, disease and poverty stole childhood from millions of children.

Can we displace the Grinch in a child’s life?

Just for a moment?

Christmas gift making is starting early ! 

Ronda requested more time to prepare the blankets before the holiday season arrives.

Besides themed squares, we also need many, many Plain Janes to complete a blanket.  Please do not be deterred by the fancy square.  We would love to see how you are using Christmas colours to warm a cold child.  A square made with red, green and/or white would be quite striking.  Variegated Christmas yarns also make interesting squares

A few reminders: 

  • Please securely butterfly  a 20”/50 cm tail to each square and bundle squares into lots of 5 or 10, to help the sewers in South Africa.
  • Your parcel does not need to arrive in South Africa before the end of the month.   When your parcel arrives in the next few months, know it will be appreciated and that you are keeping children warm.
  • Would you upload your photos to the photo page as well as to this challenge. (Not sure how to add a photo? Click here then scroll to “How do I add a Photo to a discussion” )
  • After uploading your photos, please go to The Drive To Fill Ronda’s KASvan and add to the squares tally.

Marvellous Mary has set up Flickr.  Great place to see all the photos together and spread the word !

Gracious Gitta has set up the Christmas Album. There are so many wonderful squares that Gitta has opened a Second Christmas Album

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I received these squares on Saturday at the WWKIP Day. The greens and the glitter look much better "in person" :)

IKAS Challenge - Xmas in June - donated squares 3

More donated squares in Xmas reds :)

KAS Challenge - Xmas in June - donated squares 2

KAS Challenge - Xmas in June - donated squares 1

Here is a set of adorable soft toys for the children from Marian:  [They each have a bell inside ]

Marians Festive Friends 2 - June challenge

Christmas Squares

Photography by Gloria Grandy

Intelligence by Linda Maltby

Thank you, Linda.  I will try to remember this.  Actually I'll save your instructions because I will never remember it ... LOL.

I haven't had a lot of time this month, but this is the end result of one ball of green, very little red, and some white.  I refused to let myself go out and buy more yarn!!

Santa with his sleigh and some of his reindeer.

"....Star of Wonder, ..."

An adorable Mr and Mrs Claus purchased by Kathy C:  "Bought from a Charity Market stall at a bargain price of £1.00 each. Newly knitted, how could I not buy these:)

Mr & Mrs Claus

Beautiful items from Mary Anne:Christmas hat
Christmas Teddy

Santa cutie Rudolph square    Christmas grannies


A dozen lovely squares from Caroline. Supervised by her cat, Ringo :-)

Squares 8 to 11 from go with her other beautiful squares 1-7

June 2013 Challenge



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