Happy Friday Everyone! It's June! We have lived in our house for two years if you can believe it. And Emeline will be 3 years old tomorrow. It's a special day and she is looking forward to it in a big way. When she woke up this morning she said "My birthday is coming! I want a cell phone!" ha
Benny now has 33 minutes of time on his driving log. Hard to believe he has so much since it only takes two minutes to get anywhere in this town. He drove around in the high school parking lot for a while last night then took me to Blockbuster and home. This morning he drove me to the church for my afghan mail and then to the doctor's office where Lila Pearl had a follow-up appointment for her ears. All clear for now - thank goodness.
So wha'd'ya know.... we've got quite a collection of squares here now! Here are the girls posing with the square collection (and one pair of socks!) this morning.
Emeline was sad to see them go. Thankfully she didn't cry until they had left. She did stand on the steps plaintively saying goodbye... and then finally said, "Katie, where are you going?" We really don't think she has the "their daddy" concept figured out yet.
Then we opened the mail. People. You won't believe what came in the mail today. We got three packages. One package had two squares! One package had four squares! Those are six incredibly beautiful squares and they get their own picture. (just one picture showing four squares because the four in one package were pretty much alike knit with delicious Patons SWS)
Those six gorgeous squares came from Lea in Kansas City, KS, and Karen in Sweet Home, OR. Thank you SO MUCH for these beautiful additions to the square collection Lea and Karen!!!
Then there was a box. A quite sizeable box, I'll say. I never imagined what would be in the box. Okay, I did expect squares but I promise you it is still a surprise every day when I go down to the church and there is mail - especially when it's BIG MAIL! At the top of the box was a letter from Beverlee of Leawood, Kansas stating that several months ago she was with her regular knitting group on Thursday night at Yarn Shop and More in Overland Park, Kansas, when a young lady brought in this box of afghan squares that were made by her grandmother. She and her mother had found them while cleaning out her grandmother's house and getting ready for an estate sale. She hoped that the knitting group could seam them and give them to charity or another good cause. Beverlee says they were very excited to learn of Rebuilding Greensburg - Block by Block and felt like it was a perfect match for these beautiful afghan squares.
And here they are. There were 190 squares in the box (doesn't look like so many in the picture!) - all crocheted, mostly 6-7" but some (down front) were in the 12-14" range and even had some extra yarn so I might be able to add a little size to the 9-10" ones that might need to be bigger! Isn't this cool!? Lovely squares, beautifully made - a wonderful gift from someone in Kansas who we will never meet (on Earth). But her squares will comfort families in Greensburg. Beverlee and all the knitters and people at Yarn Shop and More, thank you so very much for keeping these squares until the right time came along. We're so happy and grateful to receive them for this project.
Today's squares bring the total squares received to a whopping 622 and the number still needed is 498! WooHoo!!! We're past the half way point SO FAST! I hope we just BLOW right past the goal of 1120 and keep on going. I'm secretly crossing my fingers for 2000+! But it's a secret. Don't tell anybody. I guess the secret part of that is "+". Who knows what it could possibly be? Probably not 15,096 (or whatever the Red Scarf Project number was). But I'm happy. I'm excited!! There might really be some work to do on September 15th at the Seaming Saturday!! :)
So as I said, tomorrow is Emeline's birthday. Birthday post will probably be Sunday. Everybody take care - enjoy summer - watch the flowers grow - I hope you're not too wet or too dry. We have had good rain but that means I haven't been in the garden yet!
See ya next week with another Square Report. :)