SQUARE HEART OF THE MONTH AWARD
Edited by Gloria Grandy
THE JULY 2015
SQUARE HEART AWARD
ARLENE G. - CANADA
In January 2012, Arlene's gorgeous work (and her artistic way of photographing it) began to brighten up the pages of our monthly themes.
Her work is designed to provide the children with warmth and a bit of pleasure.
This adorable little zebra found its way into a child's arms and put a huge smile on a tiny face!
Arlene's encouraging and supportive comments are welcomed in every Forum discussion she joins.
For anyone who may have missed this wonderful example of Arlene's creativity, here is a very special poem she wrote. Simply beautiful, Arlene ... thank you for sharing it with us!
ONE SQUARE FOR AN ELBOW –
Recipe for a KAS BLANKET
One square for an elbow, one for an arm,
One for a shoulder, to help keep it warm.
One for a wrist and one for a knee,
One for a hip - just how hard can this be?
One for a bicep, I nearly forgot!
Where is that green yarn I know that I bought?
One for an ankle and one for a thigh,
One for a shin - a square blue as the sky!
Now one for a bottom to help keep it warm,
Whatever the weather with sunshine or storm,
With violet? Or yellow? as warm as the sun,
Then double these numbers - and two sides are done!
Next, one for the left chest, one for the right,
Two for the tummy with colours so bright.
One for each collarbone, one for each hand,
With love for a child in a far-away land.
Four more for the back and one for the neck,
Have I finished knitting? Just count them to check.
Thirty-five squares created with love,
And maybe an extra, - could I knit a dove?
If I can’t do a blanket, I can knit a square,
If I cover an elbow, there are others here,
We circle the planet and work one by one,
To send in our parcels - a blanket is done!!
With love to all at KAS
and the wonderful people who join up the squares
- Bless you, every one!
Arlene G. - Sept. 9, 2013
Thank you! Arlene
for your continuing support of KAS ...
for the smile your work brings to the face of a child ...
and for your presence on our Square Circle Forum!
You can find photos of Arlene's beautiful work here:
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Congratulations Arlene. :))
You have provided lots of loving warmth for the children and your lovely creations have provided loads of inspiration for your KASfriends. You are so deserving of this award. xo
A well deserved award Arlene ! Your poem is a wonderful reminder of the power of one square. Thank you for your ongoing support of the forum and the children in South Africa. xxx
Wonderful squares, wonderful poem. A really great contribution to KAS. Thank you Arlene.
Arlene you poem is beautiful and so is your work. I love the little zebra. Congratulations on receiving the award.
Congratulations, Arlene! Definitely deserved.
Arlene always come up with a little twist with everything she does!!
Thanks for your generous heart !!!
Congratulations Arlene it is lovely to see you recognised in this way. You are an inspired poet and make wonderful squares, jumpers, KAS cuddles and toys !
Congratulations Arlene. I love your poem very much as well as your work for KAS. I can feel a lot of love coming out of them.
Thank you, Arlene, for all the wonderful things yu do for KAS. You certainly deserve this award!