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.
While Estelle and Ronda were away, Viv stepped in to save the day. Here are two photos from October 12.
Oh dear, all happy news! Thank you Amy. What a STUNNING blankets and so many! and the toys, so glad that there are always contributors who are able to send toys, the children will be thrilled to have a toy of their own!
Karla, I am speechless, what a special blanket!
Good to see Ronda in the bush :)
Thank you very much for all pictures full of beautiful blankets. Yes Amy, I´m very glad that one of my three parcels I sent in July/August safely arrived. Thanks God.
Thank you Amy for sharing the photos and Viv for taking them. It’s lovely to see so many beautifully crafted blankets and other items; Karla, your blanket is quite amazing!
I am thrilled to see my rainbow blanket and picture squares! Although the photos have only appeared recently in the October theme, I made them earlier and sent them about 4 weeks ago (from South Wales), I still get excited when I see my blankets etc. in the barn :))
The Christmas bells were jingling today in the barn as the volunteers started sorting squares for the upcoming annual Christmas ditribution.
You can read all about the news here in Estelle's amazing report.
These photos were taken on October 26, by Athele. She caught more activity in The Barn.
Norma is ready to tackle all the work on her table after striking a model pose.
Estelle with Elaine Joubert.
The Blanket Cake with a beautiful blanket sewn together by Estelle, featuring one of Marion Davies' creations. Ronda and Elaine having a brief chat, too.
Sue sorting more of more Christmas squares. There are going to be some very lovely blankets this holiday season.
I’m always thrilled to see my squares in the Barn, thanks Athele and Estelle. Hopefully my Christmas squares will arrive soon, I sent them by air mail to make sure - fingers crossed!
We’re also holding thumbs that they’ll be in the post tomorrow.
More news from The Barn on November 2.
Yay, so happy to see that our boxes arrived from Japan!! I knew they would get there eventually, but the way the postal system is at the moment, I thought it might take longer!
The squares with the felt animals sewn on are my friend, Yasuko's work (the plainer ones are mine, as are the dolls with their hand in their pockets). The last photo of the Snoopy toys and Teddies etc are from us too - a local lady runs an ongoing bazaar at the community centre to rise money to help stray cats and dogs (feeding and spaying/neutering and so on), and I buy any toys and yarn I see there from her. When she found out what they were for, her daughter donated 2 brand new big Snoopy toys she had but no longer wanted.
There are some truly stunning squares and blankets, as usual. I love scrolling through looking at everything.
Thanks for letting us know Sadie. I didn’t realize the boxes were from you.
So happy to see that my parcel has arrived, although sad that I wasn't able to deliver the contents in person as I had hoped. My plans to return to the UK, following my husband's death, have been postponed for several months due to an unexpected health problem, another major blow, but on the plus side I have more time to knit and crochet (trying to reduce my stash before shipping the remainder to England!), and being able to make a small contribution to the amazing work of KAS is helping to keep me positive. Thank you all for the wonderful work you do.