I received a package in the mail yesterday from Jennie (ColoradoMom on Ravelry) - she'd kindly sent 6 aran squares for the coastal afghan. That brings us to the 45 needed to complete this blanket!
I can't tell you how ridiculously happy I am right now, knowing that we have enough squares to complete the first Bertie's Blanket. I'll be doing some seaming over the next few weeks, and posting completed pictures here before I send to Trinity Hospice.
Thank you soo much Jennie. I was only expecting a couple of squares in the mail, but knew as soon as my daughter turned the mailbox key that we'd hit the jackpot with your parcel! Not only did you provide 6 squares (wowza, thank you), but they are soo beautiful, and I'm loving the floral knit bow that you wrapped them with :) I'll be using that in the blanket as an embellishment, it is soo very pretty.
What a great feeling, thank you all.
PS - If anyone has aran squares in progress, we can still use them. Bertie's Blankets will be an ongoing effort, and so I'll be starting a new aran blanket using the same general size/yarn guidelines. This next one will be using Cath Kidston inspired colours - so we can use blues, greens, creams and add new pops of red and pink.