As many of you know, Ro lost her mother unexpectedly last fall. As soon as Jayme heard, she quickly organized a group of Ro’s online friends to create a comfortghan for her. We stitched our little hearts out, sent our squares to Jayme, and she undertook the large task of edging and joining them. I was amazed to see this beautiful ghan come together in just five short weeks. Ro said receiving it was an emotional moment, but that it has indeed provided her comfort. Our hearts are with you, Ro; we put them in the ghan! *hugs*
Photo Ã‚Â© Ro, 2004, used here with her permission.
We used two patterns for our squares, the Friendship Jewel Square and the Basic Solid Granny. (Unfortunately the site with the solid granny went down shortly after we started the ghan and is still down, but I’ve posted the link anyway). The two basic colors were dark rose (Caron Simply Soft Raspberry or Wintuk Rosewine) and light rose (Caron Simply Soft Victorian Rose or Plum Wine).
For those who are curious as to how we chose the participants, I suggested to Jayme that she e-mail folks who had commented in Ro’s blog recently. She did and we had fantastic response.
I want give a big thanks to everyone who worked on this ghan, especially Jayme, who held it all together (no pun intended!). This was the first time I have worked with others to create a comfortghan and I was honored to be a part of this project.