Friday, January 21, 2011

Great Idea: Crochet A Rainbow!

As many of you know the people of Australia are dealing with massive flooding taking place in their country. Many lives have been lost and thousands of people are homeless and have lost everything. It's a very sobering ordeal, and I've been wishing there was something I could do to help, but didn't know what I could possibly do as an individual to make a real difference!

Well, I found a way that people like little ol' me CAN make a difference!

Sarah London, an officianado in the world of crochet, has put together a fantastic way to cheer people, and help them out during this time of need! It's called 'Crochet a Rainbow!' The idea is that she will be collecting granny squares of crocheters around the world, to piece together to make bright, colorful afghans to send to the flood victims on a reminder that after every storm, there is a rainbow!

It's a beautiful, and simple way that individuals, like little ol' me, really can help someone out: to give them hope and something to cheer them as they rebuild what they've lost.

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If you are interested in helping out with this great project CLICK HERE TO GET ALL THE DETAILS OF HOW TO BECOME INVOLVED!

If you don't know how to crochet, but would still like to help out, I would love to accept donations of yarn scraps, that can then be made into Granny Squares that can be sent to this cause! Please, leave a comment, and let me know if you are interested in donating yarn, and I will e-mail you about the details of which kind of yarn to use, and where you can send it!

I know that as a group of dedicated crafters and crocheters, we really can make a difference in the lives of the people affected by these devastating floods at this time!

You can help spread the word by adding a button to your own site! Just add this code!


Copy and paste this code!

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Thanks for your help!



Kathleen said...

Thank you so much for the heads-up about this project! I've been looking around for ways to help out Queensland, and this sounds perfect.

Beth said...

Wow, what a beautiful message! Thanks for sharing the details!

Mindy said...

If I make some, would you like me to send them along to you to mail all of them together? Thanks for spreading the word!

Mindy said...

I think I might be losing it, but I can't find your email anywhere... Just reply to my comment (I'm no longer a no-reply blogger so you can just reply to the notification in your email), and we can keep in touch that way. I only have 2 squares done so far (which is pretty great since before yesterday, I'd never made a granny square in my life!), but I'm hoping for more. Thanks!

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