My beautiful new niece Norah June Scheumann
Today seems an important day to resurface – a day of reflection, gratitude, and hope. I watched one tribute video on YouTube with various slides and video from this fateful day 10 years ago in order to reflect and recall with purposeful intention. And now I have an obligation to continue moving forward and live my life to the fullest, for those I have lost, and for those who are right here by my side.
Due to personal circumstances, Project Scarf has been quiet for a while, but rest assured we are percolating along, even if I am not blogging.
So, here I am, and I have LOTS of thank you’s and contributions to share.
I will go in order, so for those whose thanks are the longest overdue, you will get them first 🙂
Thank you to Audrey J., from South Plainfield, NJ, who sent 4 colorful sections totalling 45 inches:
Audrey J., South Plainfield, NJ
Next, received on August 31, 2011, from Natalie E. (also from South Plainfield, NJ) 5 beautiful sections totalling 144 inches – that’s 12 feet exactly, also know as 4 yards…Thank you Natalie!
Natalie E., South Plainfield, NJ
And in case you’re wondering about the South Plainfield theme, this is the hometown of my dear hubby. I have his awesome mom Barbara Dalto (otherwise known as “Nonna”) for getting her church ladies knitting for Project Scarf. Thanks Nonna, for your never ending support, patience, and tolerance for every scheme I come out with, regardless of how crazy it is.
Next, we have two internet followers whose submissions both arrived at my door on September 2, 2011.
Kathleen (Bode) S., from Elmhurst, IL. has been a faithful Facebook follower and supporter. Kathleen sent a 15″ portion made with leftover yarn from a Dr. Who Scarf (we could tell just by looking at the colors…my daughter is a huge Dr. Who fan.)
Kathleen Bode's Dr. Who "mini"!
Thank you Kathleen, not only for your contribution, but for all of your support and posts on Facebook.
And last but not least, Joanne V. from Schenectady, who read about us at timesunion.com, sent a gorgeous variegated green and white scarf totaling 51″ in length.
Joanne V's handiwork
Here is what Joanne had to say:
“A good idea. My knitting slowed when the project didn’t fit the Book of Records requirements. I like to knit scarves but use larger 15, 17, or 19 needles.”
Thank you Joanne, for submitting anyway. We have decided that the Guinness Book of Records requirements were too limiting, and we want EVERYONE to be able to participate. So, although we may not be “official”, we will still be having a great time, making something beautiful together, and warming up a lot of people in need when we’re done.
Joanne went on to say:
“Betsy, this is a wonderful project and I am happy to have been a part of it.”
I am happy you are, too, Joanne – thank you from Project Scarf!
Well – that’s it for now…keep on knitting everyone, and go give someone you love an extra hug today.
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