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At 12:37am on September 27, 2013, Bev Jeffery said…

Happy Birthday Isabelle.....I hope you have a lovely day.  :))

At 8:45am on March 25, 2013, Valerie Zalewski said…

Hello Isabelle. I've translated quite a bit of the KAS info and some of the patterns. I'm gradually working through them. I started mainly with crochet, as I crochet rather than knit. But I've had to rapidly translate some knitting ones as most of the enquiries I have from local people are for knitting patterns.If you give me your e-mail address I'll send you what I've done so far. I try to do at least 1 per day, but got behind recently.XXX

At 9:02pm on January 11, 2013, Valerie Zalewski said…


Best wishes for the New Year...with lots and lots of squares!


I tried to contact you a few months ago about sending you squares etc. for KAS. Can you let me have your address so that I can send my things to you. It would certainly help my finances to be able to send part of my things via you.

Thank you for your help.

Valerie                           XX

At 10:26am on September 27, 2012, Bev Jeffery said…

Hi Isabelle

Happy Birthday...hope you're having a lovely day.

At 1:42am on September 27, 2012, Linda Maltby said…

Hi Isabelle,

Wishing you a Happy Birthday !  Or as we say in Canada "Bonne fête"

Enjoy your day.

Linda x

At 7:03am on January 8, 2012, Julie Cave said…

Hi Isabelle, I hope your trip is going well.  I used 3 of your photo's with the French translation that you sent me to bring KAS to the attention of my neighbour who works in a retirement home and a friend who is a special needs teacher in 3 local schools.  Your photographs really show the human face of this tragedy and I am sure that when people see the faces of the children, they will be moved to help.

My sister also works with special needs children in the UK.  She told me about a 6 year old boy who really struggled at school but was persuaded to join the knitting group.  He has become an excellent knitter and even made his mum a hat and scarf for Christmas! It's also helped his concentration and coordination.

At 9:34am on July 22, 2011, Grace Weir said…
Thanks Isabelle for sharing these photos with us... it is so encouraging to see how much the children appreciate their knitted blankets and hats...
At 9:08am on July 22, 2011, Pam Antink said…
Thank you so much for providing these inspiring photos Isabelle.  It will spur the Squillion challenge onwards.  Many people will easily identify their work warming the children!
At 3:25am on July 22, 2011, Ronda Helen Lowrie said…

Hello Isabelle - thanks for putting these lovely photographs up !  And thanks, too, for the squares, soft toys and kids' clothing you brought to SA ... Wandi is involved in a big outreach project on 20th August to feed and clothe MANY needy children, so you have helped start her collection and she is thrilled !!  Lindi has the flu today so she stayed in bed.

See you soon - thanks again - love Ronda and all on the KAS team in Jhb xxx

At 12:59am on February 28, 2011, Donna Radu said…
Thanks for the ideas, Isabelle!  I just got some new yarn in colors that would be perfect for the dollies, so I'm sure I'll find some help using your suggestions!
At 6:24am on February 21, 2011, Donna Radu said…


Loved that article about you in the latest ezine!  I think you're utterly amazing.  If I had your hectic schedule, I would use any "down" time I had to recover!  Instead, you fill your off-hours with work for others.  Really inspiring!

On the practical level, I very much enjoyed the picture of you with your arms full of little knitted dolls.  Could you tell me if the pattern for those dolls is available on the KAS website?  Thanks, and bravissima!

At 5:59am on February 12, 2011, Jana Benitez said…
Yes, that is one of our foster kittens - Cher.  She was in a contest for Rally to Rescue, but was not the final winner.
At 11:08am on December 16, 2010, Dawson said…

About the website: well, they still need 2000 words, and you could pass that on to your friends (if you want to).

About the flyer: That's great! They'll definitly break down the language barrier!

At 1:05pm on December 14, 2010, Dawson said…

I was looking around charities and found OLPC (one laptop per child). Long story short, they are a big charity that needs help translating their material into multible languages, including french. If you want to help them in your free time when you aren't helping KAS, here is the website. It's just translation words, phrases, and sentences. I just thought I should mention it since you are bilingual. I'm not advocating this over KAS, it's more of a free time thing. Sorry if I'm annoying you.

P.S. They mention something about having an account on there to be able to translate. You can trust this charity, it's 100% legit.

P.S.S. How is the flyer going? I haven't seen it in other languages yet. Have fun in South Africa!

At 12:01am on November 9, 2010, Pam Antink said…
Hi Isabelle, just a reminder for you to send you e-mail address direct to so she can attach the KAS Flyer for you to work on. Sandy e-mailed me today and is so relieved that at last it is going to happen. Please don't overload yourself on route to S. Africa with too much baggage - take care!!
At 6:27pm on October 15, 2010, Kalai McDonald said…
Hello Isabelle and welcome to our KAS community. Sorry for the delay!

Thank you for joining us and for your contributions to the orphaned and vulnerable children.

To benefit from your membership, you should visit our guidelines:, and to introduce yourself in ‘Meeting You!’

Here is a post that will touch your heart: You may also like to start you own personal blog in which you can post your news, views and family stories and photos.

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Did you receive the latest ezine? If not you can view it here: Follow the blog: for a different perspective on why we need to look out for these children. And for precise details about the project, visit

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At 9:48am on October 12, 2010, peggy Sack said…
what beautiful squares.
At 4:11pm on October 11, 2010, marsha smith gave Isabelle Bourguignon a gift
I just want to knit square to help out. you can e-mail or call me at 458-8969 maine
At 9:29am on September 14, 2010, Pam Antink said…
Hello! Isabelle, Welcome to the KAS forum and I hope you will enjoy being part of this friendly & lively community. Do you knit or crochet or both? Around the world caring people are all taking direct action and team-working with the Ladies of the Soweto Comfort Club - it is making a difference to many parentless children. Very glad your client mentioned us to you. We also need your help to spread the word around Europe! Pam


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