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........
Thanks Glo and Bev for your hard work! I am with Christine with the happy scrappies but then celebrating yarn covers it pretty well. People seem to like it near the end of the year when the yarn pile has gone down [haha].
Yes, Chris, I think that might be better. And as Sue says, Happy Scrappies is probably a good one for year end ... could it possibly work with Love at Christmas for December?
Oh dear, I guess we could juggle these in a hundred different ways. Thankfully they're all great themes so whichever way they end up, it will be a super lineup for next year :))) xo
Here are my thoughts....nothing's 'set in concrete', so feel free to disagree. :))))))
Teddy Bears Picnic.......this will get us off to a good start 'toy-wise' for the coming Winter.
All things African.........so that sqs arrive in time (hopefully) to be sewn into blankets for Mandela Day distribution.
Warm hands, warm hearts
Love @ Christmas.....Christmas sqs made in time to be sewn into Christmas blankets
Four Seasons....... your current season or fave season, e.g trees/leaves, flowers, birds and the colours you associate with each season.
Sharing our Favourites
I do like to be beside the seaside
The Wonder of Learning
These are not necessarily 'in order'....though it is probably necessary to have Teddy Bears Picnic, African, Warm Hands and Christmas in the first few months so that they are available in SA at the appropriate time.....and happy scrappies for a de-stash in December. :)))
Looks like a great year coming up Bev. The order seems fine to me.
Thanks for organizing this. The themes will keep everyone busy with hooks and needles.
Bev, this looks like a very good lineup for 2018. Thank you for all the time and thought you put into this each year :) xo
As Glo has already said, thank you Bev for all that you do each year to provide interest and inspiration for us all :)) x
Oh Ladies...you are too kind.......a minuscule amount of input from me this year.
Thanks so much to you, Chris and everyone on our fab forum for your great suggestions and feedback....it made things so easy for me. :))
This has been a LOT of work....thank you soooo much Bev for these inspiring ideas! xo