Sunday, June 21, 2015

London to Paris

I wanted to share a couple of photos of how my brother is contributing to the hospice where Dad was cared for.  He's been participating in cycling and running events most weekends, and a big part of that has been drumming up sponsorship for Trinity hospice.  All his efforts are impressive, but perhaps the most significant so far is his bike ride from London to Paris. Here are some of the beautiful shots that he captured on his cell phone along the way...
Baz, you rock! xxx

Sunday, June 7, 2015

Another Blanket to Hospice

Thank you to all who donated sock yarn squares - another blanket was donated to a local hospice this last month.  Porter Hospice in Littleton, Colorado was the recipient.  The sock yarn blankets are so light and colorful, and I cant tell you how thankful I am for your support providing these squares.  Look at how lovely this one turned out:

Bertie's blanket 3


Card from hospice for the blankets

This was a very sweet card that the hospice sent, thanking us for the blanket.  My sincere thanks again to everyone that helped.

A couple of you have asked if I am still collecting squares.  Yes, I am :)
I'd love to collect more of the sock yarn squares.  The pattern we've been using is a free ravelry download:  Kraft tanken patches.  It is perfect for using up those scrappy odds and ends of sock yarn.

Thanks again for all the support.
Much love,
Sam xxx

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Berties Blanket #3 is well under way

Hard to believe that I haven't been out here since September.  Yikes!  I apologise for my absence on The Berties Blanket blog.  There has been activity... I haven't been very good about sharing it...  Sorry :(

With your help, the sock yarn blanket is coming along nicely, and should be close to completion very soon.
75 squares competed.  16 to go!  Wooot!

Here are some of the squares that were completed since I last blogged here:

BB hospice square (Sam)

Sam: BB Squares

Berties Blanket

Gift from Andi

BB Sock Sam

We are on the home stretch!

I've found a local hospice organization that are eager to get their hands on this blanket :) 
Looking forward to finishing this - it is going to be a beauty!

Thanks again for all the help,

Monday, September 9, 2013

Bertie's Blanket - Number 2

Thank you soo much for all the help to make these hospice blankets. We have now completed blanket #2 - the Aran weight sampler in shades of the sea.

Berties Blanket Aran

It's hard to believe that it has been 2 years since Dad was diagnosed, and passed from brain cancer. I started this effort one year ago... my thought was to channel some of my feelings and energy into something good; something that would help bring a small comfort to those who also have need for hospice care. What began out of sadness, started to turn into joy when you kindly helped with words of support and generous donations of squares. And here we are with 1 blanket delivered to Trinity hospice already and this 2nd one to go in the mail this week.

My sincere and heartfelt thanks go to you for your kind help and support of this project. 

With much love and gratitude,
Sam xxx

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Bertie's Blanket - Number 1

This is the first of the Bertie's Blankets to be completed:

 Berties Blanket #1

In addition to the 3 blankets that I've been seeking your help with here, Mum was also pulling a blanket together back in the UK. This is a lovely Aran weight blanket with contributions from friends and family back home.

It turned out lovely, didn't it! I really like the pops of navy, red and fuschia in with the cream.

Now, I need to get my bum in gear and finish seaming the 'seaside aran' that you all helped me with.  I'm halfway there and hope to have pictures to share soon.  :o))


Saturday, July 27, 2013

Some more log cabins

One of the lovely ladies at Quilt Guild brought these log cabin squares to me the other week.  I'm hugely thankful for the support.

BB Log Cabin: Michelle

Thank you Michelle!

I am also still plugging away on sewing up the Aran blanket and looking forward to sharing that with you soon.

Thanks again, and hope you are having a lovely weekend,
Sam xxx

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Teaser Shot

I've been playing around with the layout of the Coastal Aran Blanket:

Bertie's Blanket layout

This is just a little teaser shot. Next up, some seaming and a crochet border.
Thanks again for all your kind contributions - this is a beauty!
Hugs, Sam xxx