Sunday, October 28, 2007

Charity Update

Last weekend I received a big box of afghan squares in the mail from Laura, who has organized Rebuilding Greensburg - Block by Block. I've mentioned before that I sent some squares to her during the summer, then volunteered to seam a blanket when it looked like she was having trouble finding people to complete them. So we went from this, to this, then this, and finally this, a finished blanket. It was very cozy, warm, and colorful, and I hope it will bring a little speck of comfort to a family who can use a blanket. I count my blessings frequently and am so thankful to be able to help others, even in a small way.

I also finished my ISE5 scarf, and it's all ready to send to my pal, once I pack up a few more goodies. This scarf was a lot more trouble than I had anticipated, but I think it came out nicely. I don't know why I kept messing up the simple lace pattern, but I did and always ended up ripping back many rows to get back on track. It's the Peaks and Valleys pattern from Heatstrings and I used Cherry Tree Hill Supersock in the Fall Foliage colorway. I love how the purple pops out. I think I noticed it every time I came to that section of the yarn. Doesn't take much to entertain me! A Major Award!

My Dishrag Tag buddy and intrepid blogger, Cathy-Cate, has chosen me for a "Nice Matters" award. She says: This award is to be given to "those bloggers who are nice people; good blog friends and those who inspire good feelings and inspiration. Also for those who are a positive influence on our blogging world." I appreciate the compliment and will strive to continue to uphold the virtures of niceness. I will proudly display the award logo. Thanks, Cathy. I'll consider carefully and then pass this award on to others.

And now I think I'll go outside and plant my garlic and tulip bulbs. We are having a dry, mild, day and you can't take that for granted around here at the end of October!

1 comment:

MarciaLouise said...

Hey Laurie, The blanket is a big accomplishment to get done...so three cheers to you, and then you finishd your ISE5 scarf! Wow, take a bow. Sorry, it was a little bit of a pain to do, but I think you will like the return on your time and effort. I can hardly wait to see your Pal's scarf for you! Hugs, M.