Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Just One Square

We arrived home last night from our Thanksgiving trip to Florida. We had a wonderful visit with our family and I even found some quiet time for working on my “good deed” projects. Here’s one of my completed efforts.

There was a great post on the Simple Sparrow
blog about her goal to crochet one square a day in achieving a completed granny blanket. She calls her plan “Just One Square.”

Following her cue, I set a goal to make knitted washcloths for women in domestic violence shelters—just one square at a time. I made a little stack and mailing them from Florida to one of the coordinators for the Loves Many Cloths
group I told you about in my Crafty Blessings for Others post.

Here’s one of the washcloths I’ve completed using one of the group’s patterns—hands holding a heart.

As I worked on my various good deed projects over the Thanksgiving holiday, I considered whether my little offerings actually make a difference in the world. My mother-in-law and I talked about this and why I feel it’s important. We decided it’s in the trying and the sharing of our hearts in even the tiniest ways that a difference truly is made.


Yummers! said...

Welcome home, Junie Moon! We're still in Phoenix... will leave for the airport in an hour. I'm sad to leave but so anxious to decorate for Christmas and work on all the projects I've created in my mind. I adore your washcloth idea. They'll love having something of their own and new... and made for them with love.

Amy said...

I agree, it is in the sharing of our hearts. Projects in which I am giving to others are definitely my favorite. It is a lovely washcloth. (I am using your recipe for laundry detergent and am loving it :)

Lynn said...

Welcome back Junie! I think the fact that you are taking time to hand make something shows compassion and will know that it's made with love.

a pink-bee said...

Welcome Home Junie ! :) It makes the world a better place to have people in it who care and share :)
crystal xo

Storybook Woods said...

Welcome home Miss. June, we missed you. I am so glad you had a lovely Thanksgiving. xoxoxox Clarice

Inspired Tokens said...

Sounds like you had a lovely Thanksgiving, welcome home! I love your idea of making the wash clothes, just one square at a time. I think it's wonderful that you are truely 'sharing your heart'.

Rosie's Whimsy said...

Welcome home Junie Moon! I missed you.

Love the washcloth. I am sure it will touch the heart of whoever uses it.

Robyn said...

Oh welcome home dear June! I am thrilled you had a super time! You truly do inspire me!

kim said...

Awesome projects!

I'm glad you had a good time. I have missed you!

Karen said...

Welcome back to the blogging community. Am glad you had a good thanksgiving. Really appreciate the consideration and thoughts you give us

Gumbo Lily said...

You are such a dearheart. It's so refreshing to know that there are people like you out there doing their part to make the world a little bit nicer place to be.

Welcome home.

God bless you,

Carol said...

Missed you!
Welcome back June.

Jane said...

I agree that the love and positive intentions do add to the well being of our world. In your case, you also set a positive example for others. So your contribution is two-fold.