Opening Days in the
Knit A Square Barn 2021
...ending with full shelves.
Opening day at the KAS Barn is all about opening parcels and sorting the squares. Bundling the squares to be sewn into blankets and then preparing blankets for distributions.
We hope that 2021 will be a year of great success for KAS and all the children of South Africa that receive KAS blankets.
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Thank you so much for you donation Sharon. We can hope after the another large amount on Wednesday this week, that the post slows down a bit.
Another fabulous report from our reporter, Estelle.
The KASbarn Opening Day September 7 2021.
If it’s Tuesday it must be KAS opening day.
9:01am oh dear just looking at the post has made Ronda exhausted but fear not she found her second wind within minutes and was flat out for the next 4 hours.
Ronda opened this beautiful blanket and the toys from Mina Bell.
Some of our visitors today. Elaine Joubert just ‘popped in for a few minutes’ brought another stunning bundle of squares to be join and about 3 hours later she was helping Ath pack the blankets in her boot for Pafuri. They also examined Ath’s latest light weight FAVE.
Linda Francis brought her latest blanket made entirely out of recycled yarn and collected more recyclable yarn for her friend Liz Broderick to knit into super squares. Nothing is wasted in our barn.
Mike from The 100% Foundation in Benoni collected 100 blankets, toys and beanies which Ronda packed for them. This is the second time this year that KAS has been able to supply 100 blankets etc to them….thanks to our amazing contributors.
Mands opening a parcel from Japan.
No distributions today so Themba had a chance to give the KAS van a good wash.
Not much time for tidying shelves today but Ath managed to make a start…no after pic I’m afraid.
Viv trying to ‘sell’ her squares to us so that she would be able to clear her table. Nice try Viv!
We had some magnificent blankets come in today, we loved them all from Sharon B, Andreja’s team Croatia, Amy Pettigrew, Karen Gordon Linda McAllister and the list goes on. I’ll post as many as I can and please feel free to identify your squares and blankets - watch this space.
Great to have Wandi, Sue, Mands and Liz and all our regular volunteers in today.
Love the bear climbing out of your box Ath.
Ronda and Wands sewing our KAS labels onto 40 blankets that Mabel will collect from Themba for her distribution. Looking forward to seeing your photos Mabel.
I heard someone ask if Viv was a naughty child…we love your sense of humour Viv it’s great to have a good laugh.
Ath on her way home laden with blanket packs. One wonders how our slight friend can carry so many blankets and heavy bags. The packing for Pafuri has started in the Blue Bird.
Still so many packages left to be opened...
The shelves will be filled soon...
WOW! What amazing pictures this week. I do see my Big Flowers blanket in the mix.
Those darling, huggable toys are real treasures. I wish I could take credit for them, but the credit goes to some other dedicated crafter. The toys I sent were store-bought furry animals, still fun, but not with that adorable home-made quality.
That makes sense, Sharon - I wondered why you'd kept quiet about making all those beautiful dolls!
For sure, Patricia. IF I had made those darling dolls, I would have been crowing from the rooftops!
Wow, so many beautiful squares, blankets, toys... and so many packages!! I love the LOVE squares - everyone is so clever with the fancy squares they make
Wow, so many lovely blankets, squares and toys. Lovely to see lots of post is getting through now too, even if the volunteers don't have enough time to unpack it all. I sure wish I could be there to help.
What were you doing on September 14?
Here is Estelle's report from the Barn.
Wowza! It is still morning on Sept 14 for me, but I am already tired after reading about all the good work that got done in the barn! The team in South Africa is amazing!
Estelle, so grateful to you for posting each week's pics so soon. What a tremendous amount of work being done by all the KAS volunteers in SA. A great joy to see your good spirits and devotion to KAS.