AUTHOR: Cynthia Crysdale TITLE: Three Glorious, Wonderful Rockin' Blankies..... DATE: 9/03/2006 09:40:00 PM ----- BODY:
I am back - sort of. I have to be very careful with my energy but Warming Grace is always on my mind and so close to my heart. I wanted to share with you these three lovely beauties (Justin's, Simone's and Grace's blankies from left to right).

This is my Mom and Dad (Jim and Jackie) holding Grace's blanket. Grace is their grand-daughter and I think they are quite pleased and proud to have this honour. Grace's blanket was pieced and edged by my best buddy Carole, who did an outstanding job! The blanket is just so gorgeous in person and oh so soft. There is a square in the blanket that has been knit by Briana who is just 9 years old - Briana, you get a huge shout out and a big thank you from me!

Carole did this fabulous ruffled edge on the blanket which is very girly (Grace will so appreciate that). Carole has been a godsend for me. While I have been MIA this summer she has taken on the task of collecting the squares I get, assigning sewers and working on more blankets herself. I cannot say how much this means to me. Thank you is so very inadequate however THANK YOU CAROLE!

Simone's blanket is above. Simone's blanket was sewn and edged by Ann. Actually Ann did not sew the blanket together; she knit all the squares together. She also knit the edging in this really fabulous manner (I have to get the details because the final result is so lovely looking). I do promise to post some closeups so that you can see the details. The softness is unbelievable. Thank you so much Ann! Justin's blanket was sewn together by a bunch of us at our sewing party way back when. Julia from Village Yarns sewed the panels together and began the edging which Dale finished. The result is wonderful and truly a collaborative effort. Thank you to everyone who helped with this blankie. Again this blankie is so soft and squishy perfect for a little boy!

Of course my biggest thanks goes out to all of you who have knit squares, are planning to knit squares and who have sent so much positive energy, thoughts and prayers this way. I can attest to the special energy the blankets have - they are absolutely wonderful and vibrate the love that has gone into them.

My goal is still to complete twenty blankets (Carole has finished another one which I will post soon I promise - there is a three year old named Hannah who will be the lucky recipient of this blanket - more on that as well). i promise to make sure the posts are regular and you are kept up to date.

Please keep sending the squares and the positive vibes; this is truly a special project!

-------- AUTHOR: Cynthia Crysdale TITLE: Three Glorious, Wonderful Rockin' Blankies..... DATE: 9/03/2006 09:40:00 PM ----- BODY:
I am back - sort of. I have to be very careful with my energy but Warming Grace is always on my mind and so close to my heart. I wanted to share with you these three lovely beauties (Justin's, Simone's and Grace's blankies from left to right).

This is my Mom and Dad (Jim and Jackie) holding Grace's blanket. Grace is their grand-daughter and I think they are quite pleased and proud to have this honour. Grace's blanket was pieced and edged by my best buddy Carole, who did an outstanding job! The blanket is just so gorgeous in person and oh so soft. There is a square in the blanket that has been knit by Briana who is just 9 years old - Briana, you get a huge shout out and a big thank you from me!

Carole did this fabulous ruffled edge on the blanket which is very girly (Grace will so appreciate that). Carole has been a godsend for me. While I have been MIA this summer she has taken on the task of collecting the squares I get, assigning sewers and working on more blankets herself. I cannot say how much this means to me. Thank you is so very inadequate however THANK YOU CAROLE!

Simone's blanket is above. Simone's blanket was sewn and edged by Ann. Actually Ann did not sew the blanket together; she knit all the squares together. She also knit the edging in this really fabulous manner (I have to get the details because the final result is so lovely looking). I do promise to post some closeups so that you can see the details. The softness is unbelievable. Thank you so much Ann! Justin's blanket was sewn together by a bunch of us at our sewing party way back when. Julia from Village Yarns sewed the panels together and began the edging which Dale finished. The result is wonderful and truly a collaborative effort. Thank you to everyone who helped with this blankie. Again this blankie is so soft and squishy perfect for a little boy!

Of course my biggest thanks goes out to all of you who have knit squares, are planning to knit squares and who have sent so much positive energy, thoughts and prayers this way. I can attest to the special energy the blankets have - they are absolutely wonderful and vibrate the love that has gone into them.

My goal is still to complete twenty blankets (Carole has finished another one which I will post soon I promise - there is a three year old named Hannah who will be the lucky recipient of this blanket - more on that as well). i promise to make sure the posts are regular and you are kept up to date.

Please keep sending the squares and the positive vibes; this is truly a special project!

----- COMMENT: AUTHOR:Blogger Lu DATE:9/04/2006 12:01:00 AM The blanket are truly beautiful - I am so glad to be part of this project! ----- COMMENT: AUTHOR:Blogger Kristy DATE:9/04/2006 01:48:00 AM These blankets are truly gorgeous. I am sure that the recipients will be blessed. I am so excited to add some squares to this project. I hope your health continues to improve. I look forward to watching the progress. :) ----- COMMENT: AUTHOR:Blogger Teyani DATE:9/04/2006 11:19:00 AM what gorgeous blankets! ----- COMMENT: AUTHOR:Blogger Dorothy DATE:9/05/2006 01:33:00 PM Those blankets are so beautiful! Everyone did a great job putting them together. ----- COMMENT: AUTHOR:Anonymous Pink One aka Dawn DATE:9/05/2006 07:42:00 PM Hi Cindy,

The blankets are truly beautiful.

You take it real easy and see you Sept 14th.

Dawn ----- COMMENT: AUTHOR:Anonymous Jo-Anne DATE:9/06/2006 09:55:00 AM The blankets look lovely. You should be so proud to have started this project! Thanks to the ladies who assembled them - I know how difficult that can be. The edgings are inspired.
Take care of yourself Cynthia - more squares en route. ----- COMMENT: AUTHOR:Blogger Rabbitch DATE:9/06/2006 11:29:00 PM Welcome back -- I was getting worried.

Excellent job on the blankets. I'll knit a couple more squares and send them on. ----- COMMENT: AUTHOR:Blogger jackie DATE:9/07/2006 05:50:00 AM Oh, pooh. Now I'm crying again.

Bless you a thousand times over, Cindy! You are definatly earning karma points with this project. ----- COMMENT: AUTHOR:Anonymous amanda cathleen DATE:9/07/2006 10:51:00 PM wow, amazing. So very heartwarming and amazing! The blankets look fantastic. ----- COMMENT: AUTHOR:Blogger Rhonda DATE:9/12/2006 04:08:00 PM Those blankets are perfect! They will be well loved I'm sure. I'll have to take a look at what I've got left for cotton ... feel another square or two coming on. ----- COMMENT: AUTHOR:Blogger kelli ann DATE:9/14/2006 08:17:00 AM cynthia: bravo to all, this is such an inspiration. remember to slow down & delegate, ask for help when you're getting overwhelmed. we all need you to be well! all the very best wishes ----- COMMENT: AUTHOR:Blogger Mary DATE:9/17/2006 04:52:00 PM Amazing! Kudos to everyone involved. May all the love poured into the squares pour back out onto Grace, Justin and Simone is the form of healing. :-) ----- COMMENT: AUTHOR:Anonymous Julia DATE:10/04/2006 02:35:00 PM Oh, they turned out so wonderfully! I found at least one of my squares:-)
I'm happy to have contributed to this great project and I hope the children are going to be all warm and cuddly in their new blankets.
Thanks for putting this together. ----- COMMENT: AUTHOR:Anonymous Kathleen DATE:10/23/2006 10:02:00 AM Please resend me your mailing address. and do you still want blue ones too? ----- COMMENT: AUTHOR:Anonymous Connie DATE:11/04/2006 06:27:00 PM Hi Cynthia, I sent a box of squares - pinks, blues and bright yellow from Seattle a couple of weeks ago. Hope you can use them.
Connie ----- COMMENT: AUTHOR:Blogger firefly DATE:11/09/2006 08:06:00 AM Such beautiful blankets. Truly special.

~firefly ----- COMMENT: AUTHOR:Blogger knit DATE:2/09/2007 10:33:00 AM The blankets look great! Do you believe I come here almost every day just to look at them? They make me happy!

I am starting to plan a couple of squares of my own too, but as overseas mailing is a bit more expensive, I'm looking into flat rate envelopes/small boxes and how many squares I can fit into them! One question: If the square does not measure _precisely_ 5 inches, is it still OK? Because sometimes I get distracted and my gauge varies a little bit...

I am very curious about the knitted "sewing" method used in Simone's blanket. You see: I don't like sewing, so I would love to learn such a trick! Don't worry if you cannot post it for some time: I added this blog to my blogroll and even if you only get the time/energy to post about it in some month's time, I will still be able to read it and learn it!

Take care! ----- -------- Warming Grace: September 2006

Warming Grace

NAMED IN HONOUR OF MY NIECE GRACE WHO IS BEING TREATED FOR LEUKEMIA, WARMING GRACE IS AN ONGOING PROJECT DESIGNED TO CREATE BLANKETS FROM KNITTED AND CROCHETED SQUARES FOR CHILDREN DEALING WITH CANCER...

Sunday, September 03, 2006

Three Glorious, Wonderful Rockin' Blankies.....

I am back - sort of. I have to be very careful with my energy but Warming Grace is always on my mind and so close to my heart. I wanted to share with you these three lovely beauties (Justin's, Simone's and Grace's blankies from left to right).

This is my Mom and Dad (Jim and Jackie) holding Grace's blanket. Grace is their grand-daughter and I think they are quite pleased and proud to have this honour. Grace's blanket was pieced and edged by my best buddy Carole, who did an outstanding job! The blanket is just so gorgeous in person and oh so soft. There is a square in the blanket that has been knit by Briana who is just 9 years old - Briana, you get a huge shout out and a big thank you from me!

Carole did this fabulous ruffled edge on the blanket which is very girly (Grace will so appreciate that). Carole has been a godsend for me. While I have been MIA this summer she has taken on the task of collecting the squares I get, assigning sewers and working on more blankets herself. I cannot say how much this means to me. Thank you is so very inadequate however THANK YOU CAROLE!

Simone's blanket is above. Simone's blanket was sewn and edged by Ann. Actually Ann did not sew the blanket together; she knit all the squares together. She also knit the edging in this really fabulous manner (I have to get the details because the final result is so lovely looking). I do promise to post some closeups so that you can see the details. The softness is unbelievable. Thank you so much Ann! Justin's blanket was sewn together by a bunch of us at our sewing party way back when. Julia from Village Yarns sewed the panels together and began the edging which Dale finished. The result is wonderful and truly a collaborative effort. Thank you to everyone who helped with this blankie. Again this blankie is so soft and squishy perfect for a little boy!

Of course my biggest thanks goes out to all of you who have knit squares, are planning to knit squares and who have sent so much positive energy, thoughts and prayers this way. I can attest to the special energy the blankets have - they are absolutely wonderful and vibrate the love that has gone into them.

My goal is still to complete twenty blankets (Carole has finished another one which I will post soon I promise - there is a three year old named Hannah who will be the lucky recipient of this blanket - more on that as well). i promise to make sure the posts are regular and you are kept up to date.

Please keep sending the squares and the positive vibes; this is truly a special project!