In honor of Mandela Day 2023 we would like to share the
National Anthem of South Africa adopted in 1997.
This month has been filled with lots and lots of
TURQUOISE squares our Color of the Month.
We have also seen quite a bit of stash busting going on with creative and imaginative squares by our members.
Visit this discussion for inspiration...who knows what will be
coming off "Your Hooks and Needles".
All of our team members have been busy this month with distributions.
The temperatures have dipped down to freezing.
There was a special distribution on
Mandela Day, July 18, of 78 blankets.
You can see all the photos from this busy month in this discussion.
Come visit the Blanket Room this month to see FIVE pages
of incredible color combinations.
There are some very special blankets from
Sunel and Sandra this month.
Many thanks to groups like Spoor and Fischer and
Knit for Life for your generous gift of
completed blankets and additional goodies.
The MAY Squares List is available.
During MAY we recorded 202 parcels containing 16.733 squares, equal to 478 blankets!
Many other items were received, such as hats, hand-warmers, cuddly toys and other goodies.
Please find below the squares list as an attachment: 2023 MAY SQUARES LIST.pdf and click on it to open it:
Might you have any questions, please leave a message in the reply section of this discussion.
There were blankets, parcels and visitors moving through
The Barn is very cold and busy July.
Lindi, Sheldon and Vivienne received a very generous gift
of yarn from Party-Day Moloi this month.
Items from one of our wonderful parcels this month.
Visit this discussion to see what else arrives this month.
To the Newest Members of the Forum
Marie Anne Houston
Things are still hard for people and donations are down. Ronda and her team are having to cut expenses where they can but huge piles of post are coming in on a daily basis.
If you can help, please do. Every dollar is appreciated!
Visit this discussion to see charts that reflect our expenses.
AUGUST THEME - EDUCATION
EXPLORE AND DISCOVER
Every year, for one month we focus on an educational theme.
This August we are going to Explore and Discover
the world around us.
Children learn to read, write and use math to better discover the world around them.
They learn to paint and identify animals by
using colors and pictures.
Let your imagination run wild as you Explore and Discover what you can create with yarn for our children.
COLOR OF THE MONTH
Black will be the COM.
Black is one of the colors found the the flag of South Africa.
Black makes other colors *POP*.
We learn using BLACKboards,
while lettering elsewhere is BLACK.
Check out this very first July edition of KAS Snippets.
KAS moves into new office space and out of Ronda's home
The KAS Distribution Discussion makes it debut.
Our Themes were called Challenges back then.
Our Masthead designer, Andrea Palmatier,
is honored with the
July Square Heart Award.