MARCH IS ALL ABOUT

HEARTS

Hello and welcome to all you wonderfully talented crafters out there in KASville.  It's March, and we have just come through the Valentine's Day month, so I'm sure we all know what a heart looks like  :)

A  PATTERN  FOR YOU

Heart appliqués can be securely stitched to squares, toys, hats, and handwarmers.  Appliqués can be knit, crochet, loom knit, or cut from felt or fabric.  You can knit or crochet a heart into a square as you work.  A heart can be duplicate stitched, embroidered, or cross-stitched onto a completed square.  Just look at these beautiful examples I found in our photo section!

 

This month we are going to concentrate on hearts ... hearts of any color, any size, and any style.  Use any of the patterns here, pick a pattern from your to-do list, or be expressive and make up your own pattern.  Take inspiration from what you see here, and what you will see as these pages begin to fill up.

When a child receives a heart in his or her blanket, I'm sure that child will feel loved.  So let's send the children a

little heart with a BIG message...


WE CARE!

Here is a little poem I have written for you (with my sincerest apologies to Dr. Seuss).  It is interspersed with links (in red) to various patterns, along with some photos of previous work.  

One Heart

 Two Hearts

Pink Hearts

Blue Hearts

Red Hearts

Green Hearts

King Hearts, Queen Hearts

Hearts for Girls and Hearts for Boys

Hearts with Smiles and

Hearts like Toys

Hearts from needleshooks, or looms 

Hearts like flowers filled with blooms 

Hearts with Trunks, Hearts with wheels

Some like Fish, like Birds, like Seals

Many hearts will make a Bug

Special Hearts to hold and hug

Some are Big and Some are Small

Some are hardly there at all!

Hearts alone or in a pair

You can find hearts everywhere!

I’d like to say I’ve made them all.

But no, that tale would be too tall.

Watch this theme and you will see

Which of these were made by me!


And while we're at it, please let's not forget our fabulous PJs.  

They are, after all, the

HEART of every KASblanket!

A T.R.U.E.  PJ is an 8" (20 cm) square worked in one color only.  It can be knit (garter stitch) or crochet (single crochet).  

A P.E.R.T. PJ is also an  8" (20 cm) square worked in one color only.  However, unlike the T.R.U.E. PJ, it can be made using a pattern for texture and design.  It can be knit, crochet, loom knit, or Tunisian crochet.

All PJs provide a beautiful background in a blanket, helping the fancier squares to stand out.  Just look at the beautiful blanket above and you will see just how valuable our humble PJs are :)

Just a reminder that our overall theme for 2017 is

THINK LIKE A CHILD

Now ... if you're thinking like a child, you've got to be thinking

RIGHT?

Amy's Toy Story is running through to the end of April, so there is still plenty of time to participate.

Not a toymaker?  No problem!

Soft, clean, and gently loved items are also welcome.

Somewhere in South Africa, a child is waiting for a toy to cuddle and call

"my very own"



I'll stop now so you can grab your yarn, needles, hooks, or looms

and create some color, warmth, and fun.

Let's send a message to the children

... from our hearts ...

to let them know

they are special!

If you would like to see your photos in our March photo album, please add them to our photo section.  I can then pick them up and place them in our

MARCH THEME ALBUM 

We've filled our first album so I've started a new one.  Check our

MARCH THEME ALBUM #2

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Bev, I'm speechless!! A beauty all around. Thanks so much!! Love the song too. 

Absolutely Stunning.    What a lucky child to receive this in their blanket and know how much they are loved.

Glo, a great month !

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Thanks, Linda!  And thank you for all your contributions ... yarn, cuddlies, and music!  It's been a fun month ... xo

Well, Glo, you certainly managed to knock the heart theme out of the park!  It was great fun and produced some amazing squares.

Thank you, Anne :))  I am very pleased with the 'take' from our Heart theme!  However, I'm sure you and others will have noticed that I didn't do this all by myself ... I had a L-O-T of help from my KASfriends :))) xo

Found these in photos and didn't want them to get lonely so I thought I'd bring them over here with all our other hearts :)))  These were made by Marion Davies.  Fluffy hearts on a gorgeous blue background.  Absolutely stunning!!!!  Thank you Marion! xo

A beautiful pair of hearts, Marion...and this lovely bright blue sets them off perfectly.  :))

Well done for making them, from fluffy yarn, I tried to duplicate stitch one on, earlier in the month....gave up after about 4 stitches....lol.

FUZZY hearts!   What a great idea.   They look so touchable.   Beautiful colors, too.

Sorry to be a tiny bit late but have had fun making these three.

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Claire, it's never too late to add squares to a theme ... or to a child's blanket :)))  Thank you ... xo

Sadly, I am unable to open the link to your photo.  Can someone open this so we can all see Claire's beautiful work?  

Here are Claire beautiful puffy hearts.  They look so soft and warm.

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