My week was unusually tough. I felt like I was rushing around putting out fires, and trying to prevent new ones from popping up here and there. I have not worked in my studio in a month, and the weather has been keeping me out of the gardens while the weeds develop stronger and stronger footholds.
The one pleasant spot in my week has been the crocheted squares from the Share a Square project. Shelly Tucker sent the squares for two afghans to be assembled. One of my friends took one set, and I have the other. I need to get my afghan finished within the next two weeks, so I have been spending the evenings stitching the squares together.
I think that many of us have lost the pleasure working on a project like this gives us. I really enjoy sitting with Dear Husband, assembling these squares while we sit and chat or watch TV. It gives me time to reconnect to him, and also makes me feel that something useful is coming from that time.
Once the squares have been sewn into rows, I'll crochet three rows around the outer edge to finish off the top. I'll take a picture to share with you before I send it on to Shelly.
Share a Square will be starting their third year in August. If you crochet or if you know someone who crochets, who might be interested in making squares for this project, click on the link to the right for further information. You can be stitching now, but you need to wait until August to send your squares to Shelly. It's the perfect way to end a busy day, and a child who is fighting cancer will carry the love you send for the rest of their lives. Give us a hand, won't you?