SQUARE HEART OF THE MONTH AWARD
Edited by Gloria Grandy
THE SQUARE HEART AWARD FOR APRIL 2015 IS FOR
JOHN AND JOAN YEARDLEY
Swansea - United Kingdom
Since joining our Forum in August of 2012, this lovely husband and wife team has been sharing their time, their talent, and their love for the children in South Africa.
Joan says, "We first became interested in the children on a visit to S.A. in 2003 when we were taken on a visit to a nursery where John thought he would be seeing lots of plants and flowers. Wrong! It was a children’s nursery. The kids were looked after while their mothers were taught to sew and knit. This was a charity which we support. We never forgot the experience, and when we were introduced to Knit a Square it was something we had to do. Now we both love making a difference."
John weaves the most beautiful squares to add pizzazz to the children's blankets.
Joan tells us, "John was talked into making squares when we met Pam J and Elaine at Wonder Wool Wales. They tried to persuade him to do some knitting. He refused, but mentioned that he would like to do weaving. I sent away for a loom and he looked at it for a couple of weeks then he had a go on a wet afternoon. Since then I can't get him off the thing.
She adds, "Only problem is he is quicker than I am with my knitting."
That's okay, Joan. It's not important how fast we work ... only that we do. And together, you two are working to make a difference in the lives of these precious children with your generous contributions to KAS!
Many of their packages contain extra goodies meant to warm the children and brighten their world. Here, Joan spots one of her hats on a child. How special is that!
John and Joan!
Your continued support of KAS and your obvious desire to contribute to the well-being of the children is a tremendous blessing.
You truly are a special couple!
Congratulations on receiving this award John and Joan....how special that you can 'work together' to better the lives of so many children.
I also tried to convince my hubby to knit....its never going to happen!
A well deserved award for a very special couple ! Thank you for all you do for the children.
Congratulations John and Joan. My "better" half won't knit, crochet or weave either...But he does ferry me around everywhere and pay for sending parcels.
Your love for the work KAS does shows in the work you do. Bravo!
Don't they make a BEAUTIFUL blanket!!?? I love it!!
John, I am so-o-o glad Pam found this picture of your blanket. It's absolutely stunning! Such beautiful work, and it really does look warm and cozy.
The children of S.A. are so blessed to have you and Joan on their side :) The two of you are an amazing team! xo
On behalf of Joan and myself we thank you for reconizing our small contribution to the wonderfull world of KAS and the great family all around the world, we enjoy putting our small 8"efforts towards such a worthwhile cause and get a lot of pleasure getting news from so many countries .
To see so many children happy and well is the best feeling in the world keep up the brilliant work you in South Africa and all the Knitter and Weavers, thank you again for our wonderfull award which we will treasure.
All the best and keep well.
John and Joan
Congratulations Joan and John!