Hi Everybody! It's Monday and wow, I'm really starting to like Mondays! I have good news in the Weight Loss Challenge and Great news about the Greensburg afghan project, so let's get started!
Weight Loss Challenge (April 16 - June 15, 2007)
Beginning Weight: 213.5
Today's Weight: 206.5
Total Pounds Lost: 7.0
Pounds to go in short term goal: 13
Days remaining for short term goal: 25
Other participants in the Weight Loss Challenge are:
Please visit their blogs and give 'em a WAY TO GO! :)
Rebuilding Greensburg - Block by Block
You would not believe what I saw when I got to the church this morning to pick up my afghan mail!! I walked into the office and our church secretary had the biggest grin on her face and said "Look over here at what you got!" (or something similarly quotable) I didn't have my camera so I took a picture when I got home.... there was so much mail it had to be put in a big SACK and brought to the church today!
Daily Square Report:
Today we got 52 new squares! Can you believe that? That brings our total number of squares received to 105 and the number still needed to 1015. Thanks to everyone who sent squares! We got some from Canada this time! Yay! It's exciting to see how this project is growing! Today's 52 squares came from (in no particular order):
Margot - Vienna, VA
Dana - Winona, MN
Wendy - Briarcliff Manor, NY
Suzanne - Seattle, WA (2nd package!)
Margaret - Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
The "B" Family, Seattle, WA
Elaine - Portland, ME
Anne - Bluffdale, UT
Barb - Duluth, MN
Julie - Kettering, OH
Christine - Reading, MA
Cheryl - York, PA
Gloria - Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Tracy - Needville, TX
Suzanne - Seattle, WA (yes, this is her 3rd package!!!)
Thank you EVERYONE!! I'm still getting emails from people who have just heard about the project and they worry that they're getting a late start - NOT SO! We are knitting and crocheting squares until at least August 1st!
I am getting the Group Hug for Greensburg crochet block finished up and tweaking the pattern. I hope to have it ready tomorrow and will try to have it available on a web page as well as having a printable .pdf version available. I dyed the yarn and had my first block about 90% finished then decided the gauge was too loose. RIPPPPP! Then I didn't like the way one of my yarn colors came out. Actually I'm not thrilled with ANY of them. Five hand dyed colors - and they don't appeal to me? How did they look so great in the LTL bag and NOT so great here? Hmm. Honestly I think I am trying too hard to make it matchy! Silly me. If the LTL bag experience has taught me ANYTHING it's that random contrast works great. Still tweaking everything. Hopefully pattern and photos tomorrow.
Jeff's Dad was moved to Intensive Care last night but when Jeff went to visit this morning and this afternoon he said that he seemed better than yesterday. That's great news! Hopefully the news will keep getting better. Grandy is a faithful reader of my blog and I will be so happy for him to be well enough to read all of the well wishes from everyone!
Take care and have a great week! :)