Squares for Sarah
July 9th, text message from my friend Linda to myself and Yolanda. “What do you guys think about a little community afghan for Sarah for a going away gift for college? Would you guys be willing to do like 2 – 18″ squares? Or am I being ridiculous? :). If you don’t have time, let me know… :)”
I have been friends with Linda for 25+ years. I taught her to crochet about 4 years ago and we have a blast crocheting together monthly in a little craft club that we belong to with a few others. We rotate from house to house each month, crocheting, scrapbooking or sometimes just talking and laughing. We also communicate daily between Facebook Messenger and text messages. These are my girls that I lean on the most. So when one of them asks me a favor like this, I jump at the chance to help.
So the messages started flying. We decided to ask one more person from the group who has also know Sarah since she was a young child. We felt like 4 people together could make a nice balanced afghan and able to get everyone organized before Sarah left for college. Facebook Messenger group created ~ Squares for Sarah.
Sarah loves pink and grey, so everyone was to make 3 squares of any design of any shade of pink and/or grey and 14″ square. We let the colors and designs define our own personal styles so that the blanket would be a true representation of each of us, so if Sarah gets a bit homesick, she can wrap of and feel the love of those at home who love and support her a lot.
We met up less then 4 weeks later to bring our squares together and figure out the best layout for them. It was so fun to see them all and how each person used some of their favorite stitches.
Linda took them all home to border each square and join them together. One week later, we surprised our sweet Sarah with the prettiest and most heartfelt afghan (at least in our eyes) to her.
Sometimes, not only does it take a village to raise a child, but also to send them off into the world. Fly high Sarah!