Sunday, February 15, 2009
Canberra contingent calling in....
What a week! It's been crazy - crazy good but totally crazy!!
There are still a few call backs that need to happen but at the moment I'm up to date with calling people back, fielding calls and picking up both yarn, squares and blankets. I have been totally overwhelmed and surprised at the number of people who want to help us make blankets - I've heard stories of loved ones passed, the horrific fires that came through our own town in 2003. I didn't live here then but the stories are shocking and I think the fires in VIC are that much more personal for lots of Canberra residets because of their own personal experience with fire.
I was also contacted by a number of people who wanted to donate yarn which I happily accepted, sorted, bagged and redistributed to some of our Canberra knitters who busily went to work on Saturday to produce these...
Thanks for letting me steal your piccie Jejune
So I now have 5 blankets all ready packaged up and ready to go and there was a group of lovely ladies who got together today to help start crocheting squares together. Can't get piccies to load but will try again to add them later. Oh and our blankies are on the ABC website as well - details here. Will try and update with more piccies of todays action later.
Posted by Bec at 7:36 PM