Wednesday, 26 January 2011

Grannies to Australia

First and foremost Happy Australia Day to all my Australian friends. I realise that this year the celebrations may be muted by the recent loss that so many families have experienced, but I hope that the sun shines and that you at least feel hope going forward.

 

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You may have noticed that I have displayed this button on my blog for a few days. It links to Sarah London's site which I know many of you already know of as she is a major crochet designer. Her stuff is contemporary and colourful. Specifically, I have linked to her appeal for granny squares to make blankets for flood victims so that they will at least have colour as they rebuild their homes and lives. I made several while watching a film over the weekend and hope to post them today.

 

I just wanted to mention this on the off chance that someone else might join in. I think its nice to have the chance to do something practical and not just money (which we can ill afford these days) Yes they have to be posted and that costs but it’ll not be much.

 

Thank you for listening and if you are in Oz, I am raising a virtual beer in cheers to you.

7 comments:

  1. Thanks Lou, and cheers to you, too! It IS a worthy cause; the floods have caused so much damage and heartache. Fortunately I live in a part of Qld that missed the floods but I do have some friends in Brissy who have had their homes go under. People need all the help they can get. If anyone can afford to donate money, no matter how much or little, go to the Qld Govt's official web-site (www.qld.gov.au) and follow the links for the flood relief appeal. Every little bit helps.
    Caz :)

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  2. Fabulous my lovely i'll whip some up too off to find the details xxx

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  3. Cheers! Happy Australia Day. This is the one day of the year I really miss being home to enjoy the festivities. Instead, today we were snowed in. I couldn't even get to the shops to buy some lamb for my Australia Day dinner.
    You've got me grannying too! Such a wonderful idea to help those poor folks who have lost so much.

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  4. I think Sarah is going to be swamped out with grannies, such a good idea!
    Love Suex

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  5. What a great idea to make colourful blankets for Australia. I could not believe the pictures on the news of all that water everywhere. Wishing you a happy February!
    Lucy xxxx

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  6. Cheers! Happy Australia Day. This is the one day of the year I really miss being home to enjoy the festivities. Instead, today we were snowed in. I couldn't even get to the shops to buy some lamb for my Australia Day dinner.
    You've got me grannying too! Such a wonderful idea to help those poor folks who have lost so much.

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