My apologies for posting this discussion a little late this year. There has not been enough hours in the day, of late.
Thankfully, a few weeks back, our dear friend, Chris Chiplen contacted me regarding an idea for our 'umbrella'. Our umbrella is the theme/thought that connects our monthly themes together and inspires us to create squares, hats, toys and handwarmers for 'our' children in South Africa.
You may recall that Chris provided our 'umbrella' for this year....."Think Like A Kid', which has had us creating squares, toys, handwarmers and hats that a child would love and enjoy. Personally, I think Chris has outdone herself for the coming year......and here it is...our KAS Umbrella for 2018........
Thank you, Patricia....I think this would produce some lovely and very varied squares, etc and as you say, seeing what others prefer to knit/crochet. :))
Well, well, I have leant something new ! I have never heard of seaside rock before !
To add to your knowledge Sue, and absolutely nothing to do with the Themes; one of the main things about seaside rock was (well, still is although I doubt if it is as popular these days) that the name of the resort was written in it, all the way through. So people would bring back a stick of rock from their holidays as an edible souvenir. It came in many flavours but I only liked the peppermint.
Thank you Christine, peppermint would be my fav too!
Hi Bev, its me again! I was thinking that all 'All things African' could be included in 'The Nations of the World', enabling us to have another theme :) Also, I love the suggestion 'Autumn Glory', but this could easily sit in 'Mother Natures Marvels', as I feel it is one of 'her' greatest! It could of course be a monthly theme on it's own, but again, it would free up space for another theme......... not that I'm greedy! :))
I like the title 'Happy Scrappies'; I instantly thought of some of the gorgeous 'scrappy teddies' and other lovely toys I have seen members make to use up their bits and not forgettingof course the delights (apart from all those ends) of scrappy squares!
I can't get the tune out of my head 'I do like to be beside the seaside', a good idea for a theme Lesley :))
I hadn't thought of 'happy scrappies' as being anything other than squares, Chris....good thinkin'!!
Yes, I am thinking there will be a little 'squishing' to be done, as there are soooo many great suggestions and it would be nice to fit them all in. :))
Thank you so much for all your suggestions. xo
I love all these ideas, Bev! You're right about Chris ... she's definitely a marvel :))) What a terrific umbrella for the upcoming year - LOVE for the children! xo
I love all of these ideas too Bev. My brainwaves are working overtime at the thought of all the beautiful squares to be created.
Thanks Glo and Maggie. xo
Hooray for everyone.....for their suggestions and support...it sure makes it easier. :))
Lovely ideas - here is an ideas from me as well........
How about Spring is Sprung? Lots of bright greens, yellows and spring flower colours. Perhaps paler blues with fluffy white clouds? Blossom colours could make some nice squares as well........
The idea of a teddy bears' picnic is brilliant! If it was in the summer months in the northern hemisphere we could all hold a picnic and get our knitting friends to make a teddy to bring!!!