Elaine Jones
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Granny Square Contest

Started this discussion. Last reply by Linda Maltby May 7, 2018. 18 Replies


Started this discussion. Last reply by Bev Jeffery Jan 5, 2017. 415 Replies

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Elaine Jones replied to Karen Gordon's discussion SEPTEMBER 2022 THEME - NATURE'S BEAUTY
"Flower Fairies were, I think, invented by Cicely Mary Barker who has written lots of books about them.  "
Sep 28, 2022
Elaine Jones replied to Karen Gordon's discussion SEPTEMBER 2022 THEME - NATURE'S BEAUTY
"I knew that hat reminded me of something!"
Sep 24, 2022
Elaine Jones replied to Karen Gordon's discussion SEPTEMBER 2022 THEME - NATURE'S BEAUTY
"Not sure I can claim inspiration from nature but it is very.......green!"
Sep 24, 2022
Elaine Jones replied to Marion Davies's discussion GIVE ME A HUG - AUGUST 2022 THEME
"On a deeply sad evening for all of us in the UK and around the world following the death of our much loved Queen, I thought I would spread a little happiness by uploading a photo of my latest "make".  This little character is…"
Sep 9, 2022
Elaine Jones replied to Bev Jeffery's discussion JANUARY 2022 THEME - ALL CREATURES GREAT AND SMALL
"I certainly hope so Amy. We are planning another shipment soon."
Jan 3, 2022
Elaine Jones replied to Bev Jeffery's discussion JANUARY 2022 THEME - ALL CREATURES GREAT AND SMALL
"By happy coincidence I started this blanket about three months ago.  It began as a large knitted - donated - square which I thought I would turn into a lap blanket for the dementia unit at our local hospital.  Then I got a bit carried…"
Jan 3, 2022
Elaine Jones commented on Diane McTigue's group UK
"Thank you Joan. We do so appreciate your support.  I’ll share this with our volunteers too."
Mar 27, 2021
Elaine Jones commented on Diane McTigue's group UK
"You're right - the Galaxy money was very useful so it is worth persevering."
Apr 5, 2020
Elaine Jones commented on Diane McTigue's group UK
"Thanks so much for the 'plug' Joan  The income Knit for Life receives from EasyFundraising is so important especially at the moment as we have had to cancel the fundraising activities we were planning for this spring &…"
Apr 3, 2020
Elaine Jones replied to Gloria Grandy's discussion MARCH THEME - WHAT'S YOUR FAVORITE?
"Late to the party as usual but my current favourite pattern is the corner to corner square because I can crochet it in front of the TV without having to count!  As you can see I have been using my time in lockdown wisely... If you're…"
Mar 31, 2020
Elaine Jones replied to Gloria Grandy's discussion MARCH THEME - WHAT'S YOUR FAVORITE?
"Hi Chris,  I think these are Izzy dolls.  The pattern can be found on various sites on the internet, but there's a free pattern on Ravelry here: https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/izzy-knitted-comfort-doll Otherwise, just…"
Mar 31, 2020
Elaine Jones replied to Amy's discussion SORTED IN SOUTH AFRICA 2019
"It's such fun seeing our boxes arriving in the barn and being unpacked by the volunteers.  We have just packed yet another 10 boxes - our third shipment this year - with 1,155 squares, 59 blankets and lots of hats, hand warmers and…"
Nov 27, 2019
Elaine Jones replied to Andrea Palmatier's discussion KAS FINANCES 2019
"Pam Johnson & I (aka Knit for Life) have just donated $195 via PayPal and we topped it up to $200 by spending $5 in the shop so we can give KAS cards to all our lovely volunteers.  The donation is part funded by EasyFundraising.  All…"
Nov 27, 2019
Elaine Jones replied to Leanne Hunt's discussion THAT WARM FUZZY FEELING 2019
"We are thrilled that we have been able to help the children of Jika Joe's along with all the other children that KAS and its world wide community of supporters helps during the course of every year.  Isn't it wonderful to know that…"
Oct 31, 2019

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At 4:29pm on January 3, 2015, Susanne Leverton said…
Thank you Elaine, i will give it a go. Much appreciated
At 8:25pm on October 9, 2014, Anneke said…

Hi Elaine, Have you seen the new Cuddle Bugs made by Noortje Pronk? Really adorable!

At 5:29am on October 8, 2014, Anneke said…

Hi Elaine! Thank you so much! Oooh you are a master in pattern writing! I am Dutch, when I can read and follow it easily.........and it was so much fun to do! xoxo

At 9:21pm on May 28, 2014, Anneke said…

Thank you Elaine :), lovely to hear from you :)

At 6:10am on April 4, 2014, Grace Weir said…

Yes.. absolutely fine.

At 9:34pm on February 18, 2014, Valerie Zalewski said…

Hi Elaine. Lovely to hear from you. We went to live in Tunbridge Wells. I know that it's a lovely town, but it just wasn't Jackfield. I actually tried to run away from home with 2 other girls who had been transplanted like myself. I left with a suitcase containing.....my school uniform, of all things! I didn't get very far as the first girl, that I had to collect on the way, was fast asleep and my efforts to wake her were heard....so I was nabbed and taken home.

I did all my university in Aberystwyth, not too far from my beloved Shropshire.

My great aunt was from Surrey. She lived in Tadworth for a while and then in Epsom.

You're right. Saint Vaury is rural. I live in the heart of the Limousin cattle country about 3 miles from Saint Vaury itself, in a little "lieu-dit" called La Chérade. We've been here for 11 years now and love every minute. The Creuse departement is a big joke in France as everyone imagines that we're all ignorant peasants. This is very far from the truth. The main occupation is agriculture, but these days all the farmers are hooked up to the Net and very modern in their outlook. I'm quite happy that people treat us as a joke. It keeps the undesirables away and property prices low. This means that our young people can still afford to buy a house and stay in the area if they wish. Also, we have a lot of English people who have bought property here.

My daughter lives in the South of France in Port Fréjus.

I vote every week for Knit for Life association, and I sincerely hope that you will win soon. 

Valerie XXXX

At 9:55am on February 14, 2014, Valerie Zalewski said…

Hi Elaine. I am pleased to have you as a friend. I lived in Shropshire as a child and loved it. I was heartbroken when we moved to Kent, although that's a really nice place too. However I missed the fredom I had in the small village of Jackfield. All of us children ran wild in the surrounding countryside. Going into Wellington was an experience, and going to Shrewsbury was like going to London or New York...so big! Have you lived there all your life?

I look forward to hearing from you.

At 10:39am on November 24, 2013, Sharon B said…

Oh, Elaine, thanks for the chuckle ... "it doesn't always rain here"  just makes me laugh.   We watch a lot of English programming on TV here, especially Time Team, and it seems they are always dealing with rain and wind, but there is the occasional episode where they are complaining of the heat and sporting sunburns. 

Yes, there are some changes in the works for us right now, which mostly bothers me because it takes time away from crochet or knitting squares.   I think I am well and truly addicted to making squares, and when I don't get to do it, I feel nervous and anxious, just like an addict on withdrawal. 

Thanks for your kind words, and your understanding.  Seems to lessen the troubles when someone else has experience and understands what is happening.  Warm hugs.


At 10:37am on November 22, 2013, Sharon B said…

Hello, Elaine, and thank you so much for your warm welcome to the UK group.   My husband and I are actually Americans who have been in Australia for his job.   Glenelg is a lovely place to be if you can't be in your own home, so we have enjoyed it here.   Changes coming soon, though, so I'm not sure where I will be next year.

I hope you get back to Australia again, and enjoy your time here.  I have never made it to England, I'm afraid, but would surely like to visit there and see the many places we have learned about, both through TV and KAS.

Take care, and keep up the good work.

At 2:57am on September 8, 2013, Terry Walmsley said…

Thanks for reply Elaine. I have noted your email and tel number in case I need more help. Meanwhile the consensus of opinion seems to be re bagging the squares and sending in 2 parcels. I will have to re-think for the future as it is a lot to fork out every time. However we are at present starting on 'cat blankets' and that will be for a local animal home. I had no idea when we started that the post to S Africa was so much. What sort of things are your group making? I am always open to new ideas although most of the older ladies want to keep it simple like for blankets. One or two could manage a more difficult pattern. I will enquire about the home having a fund.  Thanks Terry



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