I’m so super excited about the Crochet for Kidney Research UK event on the 9th of November. Seriously people, this thing is coming together in such a blessed way! It’s amazing how the Universe provides when you just sit back and let it do it’s thing.

I firmly believe “whatever the mind can conceive it can achieve”. I’ve imagined how this event will turn out so all I had to do was ask people and companies to contribute, sit back and watch how it all falls into place. Easy. In some cases I didn’t even have to ask – they contacted me.

Let me give you some examples:

  • Vera Fletcher Hall gave me a discount on the hire fee for the day because the event is for charity;
  • Kidney Research UK is sending me selection of goodies for the fundraising event;
  • About Thames Ditton magazine, who already did a small piece on my yarnbombing antics, did an interview with John and I. Obviously I used the opportunity to spread the word about the event of the 9th of November.
  • Black Sheep Wools has donated the crochet quiz prizes for 8 people. (The quiz will be in a pub quiz format with tables entering as a team. Tables at the Vera Fletcher Hall seat 6 – 8, so I had to ask for 8 prizes.) Here’s sneak peek of the very generous, soft and lovely prize;

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  • Jane Czaja of Jane’s Nice & Easy Crochet Courses will be at the event for the first hour to demonstrate how to crochet squares together and if she has time, also how to crochet a square;
  • Jane is also donating a crochet basket and a place at one of her crochet workshops held at Creative Quilting in Hampton Court Village, worth £25!;
  • Caroline of One and Two Company has designed a square specifically for the blankets we’re making. More details to follow as soon as Caroline finalised the pattern, but let me tell you, it’s cute!
  • Cico Books, who publish Nicky Trench’s books, will be donating a book or two for the raffle;
  • The Crochet Chain, a yarn shop in Waltham Abbey that also sells online (I buy all my Garnstudio Drops yarn from them), emailed me today to say that they will be sponsoring a raffle prize! Not only that, Diana said that Kidney Research UK is a charity they she would like to support, seeing as a good friend of hers is having a kidney transplant operation tomorrow. How amazing is that?! Thankfully John and Pieter kept a blog about their kidney donation and kidney transplant experiences, so I could pass on the information to Diana, to pass on to her friend. I hope John and Pieter’s blog will put his/her mind at ease because, let’s face it, an operation of any kind is scary. But John and Pieter’s blog is one of hope, good advice and two happy endings. I’m sure it is going to be a great comfort.

I have truly been blessed with the responses from people from all across the world who are crocheting squares. Have a look at the conversations on the Ravelry group, and you will see what I mean. There are ladies who plan to send me a box of squares. I kid you not!

All I can say to the sponsors, the companies and the crocheters is thank you, thank you, thank you. You have all been extremely generous.

At the moment I only have four confirmed attendees for the event but I know I will reach my goal of 40 people. There’s no way things can be falling in place the way it is, only for people not to show up. All the good vibes from everyone involved so far, will attract more good vibes and more good people. That’s just the way it is.

45 Days, 18 hours and 4 minutes to go. Bring it on!

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