Another four packets of squares for the blankets for the Crochet For Kidney Research UK event arrived this week.  These four packages contained 43 squares – that’s just five short of one whole blanket made up of 8 rows of 6 squares! That’s fantastic!

A huge shout-out to Cathy who sent 24 squares all the way from the USA. I don’t know why, but whenever I receive squares from as far afield as the USA it really touches my heart. Speaking of hearts. Those purple hearts on the white squares were sewed on my hand! Can anyone say “fiddly job”? Thanks again Cathy, your hard work is very much appreciated.

I also have to mention Jacky who has sent a second batch of squares. Jacky = twice as nice.

Jane modelwidow

Jacky hadenmaiden



The total square count is now 144 – that’s exactly three blankets. Last week I was still hoping for three, and now we’ve done it!! Your kindness and generosity is amazing to me.

I read all the notes and postcards that I receive with the squares. Everyone’s kind words and support means the world to me – especially now that we have less than two weeks to go to The Event (!) Thank you.