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:
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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Here is jumper 17 made by my Mother (Sylvia). This one is a bright cheery red that I thought fit with the Christmas theme for June, hence my posting the photo here.
Measures 28 Inches so should fit a child of about 7/8 years.
Has 3 buttons down the front on a collar, securely attached (no button my mother sews on ever comes off), so should be easy on and off for the recipient.
I think this one would be good for either a boy or a girl.
Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow.......
The buttons are very special to me, I took them out of my Mum's "Button Box". The box is at least 70 years old and I even found buttons in there dating back to my childhood! I recognised them from dresses and blouses I had :)). I am sure she should have fully agreed to please the vulnarable children by using her buttons, serving as Christmas Tree Lighting and as a symbol of light.
"Christmas Present" - I decided to try something different. I made a potholder on a loom and then took it off by crochet. Then added rows to get it to the correct 8 inch size and added a sparkly red bow.
Square for Day 8: The 8 maids were having tea but Daisy was very obliging and posted for the square :-)