Friday, May 27, 2011

Blocks... aka Block Party 2012 Report #1

So I have another post typed up that I am just waiting on a picture from someone for. And I promise pictures of the finished Block Party blankets are to come! But tonight, after receiving another large donation, I felt the need to post about blocks! :) Blocks that are for next February's Block Party, the one next year, and they are coming in by the dozens (literally!)!

The first year we did the Block Party we collected 309 blocks, which made 8 blankets and 2 scarves. That AMAZED me that it was possible. After all it started with a idea that popped into my head one night as I was trying to go to sleep.  This past February was our 2nd Annual Block Party. My goal was to double our total from the first time, and double we did!!! :) Our final tally was 649 blocks!!! God is simply amazing, and that's all there is too it! :)

On February 5th (the Block Party this year), I had already made a goal for 2012! I haven't posted it yet, but now I feel pretty confident that with God's blessing we will make it! :) So, I'm praying we get 1000 blocks this coming year! Yep, no typo, 1000 six inch, knitted and crocheted blocks! And where do we stand right now? I am very happy to tell you that we have made 25%, or 1/4 of the goal!!!! With the last donation that my dad brought home from bible study tonight, we are at 250!!! THANK YOU JESUS!!! Last year at this time, I think I had about 20 blocks, and we have 8 more months to go yet this year! And the current total of 250 does not include my blocks that I have done, my brother's blocks (he has probably double what I have right now!), my friend Rachel's blocks that I don't have yet (I'm guessing about 25-30 there??), and many more people have told me they are 'cranking them out'!! God is Good!

So.. onto pictures of what we have so far and Thank yous!!

Thank you to a Mother (In-law?) of one of our friends at church for these wonderful 26 granny squares!!!

Thank you, Thank you, Thank you to Ms. R Vander Loop for these 33 knitted squares!!!

You may notice that on some of these, there are ends sticking out... If you are considering donating any blocks to the Block Party, please take a bit of time to weave in the ends! :)

A Big THANK YOU to Mrs. M S Quigley for these 8 knitted blocks! I even can't imagine how long they took  with the size yarn and size needles she used! Thank you!

Every donation of blocks is extremely important to make the Block Party a success,  but the big donations really help!  A HUGE THANK YOU to Mrs. Foster for this lovely donation of 144 crocheted squares!! I look forward to seeing your husband, as there is always a surprise for me! :)
Thank you my dear friend Rachel for these 4 (one isn't in the picture) blocks! I LOVE the colors for some very special reasons! :)

I think this is my most favorite blanket of all the ones we have ever made! I LOVE the colors! Thank you SOO much Rachel for making this and sewing it together for me! :) Luv you!

I laid the blanket out to take a picture, and Ms. Rachel (the little one, not the one above :)), decided she needed to lay down on it. Right in the middle too! So I told her to smile, and this is the cheesy smile she gave me! The little ham! :)

One thing I know for sure: With the next donation, I'm going to need a new place to store all these blocks!  My  store house is overflowing! :)

1 comment :

  1. GREAT! so many donations! This is GREAT! Congratulations.