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#1 Croshay

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Posted 17 February 2008 - 06:54 AM

I've started a Prayer Afghan Ministry, and we could use your help with making 12" squares! This is similar to the prayer shawl ministry which you've probably heard about, but we're making small afghans instead (also called lap blankets). I am coordinating this project with a group of ladies from my church.

These afghans will be going to the Mint Jubilee Cancer Resource Center in Louisville, Kentucky. The goal is to provide each newly-diagnosed cancer patient who comes there with a lap blanket in a color which corresponds to his/her particular type of cancer.

The "prayer afghan" theme comes in because we will be meeting at church and praying over the items before delivering them to the center for the patients. The center's focus is "to provide a soothing and healing sanctuary for cancer patients" so we will be praying for healing and comfort for the recipients of the afghans.

We can use as many solid-colored 12" squares as we can get (certain colors, but not lacy or holey patterns, please). This will be an ongoing project/ministry, so there is no deadline for sending squares. We will be glad to receive squares at any time!

Due to popular request, here is a complete list of the colors that represent the different cancers:
http://www.craftsnsc...ry/ribbons.html

The colors requested by the cancer resource center at this time are burgundy and ivory together (head/neck), lime green (lymphoma), navy blue (colon), orange (leukemia), teal (ovarian and/or cervical), and white (lung).

Please email me at PrayerAfghanMinistry@yahoo.com and I'll be glad to send you more information.

I thought I would add that my heart is in this project because I lost one of my lifetime best friends to colon cancer 2 years ago.

:ty for considering supporting this cause!

Please see post #84 of this thread to see WHO has contributed WHAT so far. :angel
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Posted 17 February 2008 - 07:05 AM

I pm'd you hun.
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Posted 17 February 2008 - 07:27 AM

I just pm'ed you. Last fall I lost 2 beautiful friends to cancer, just 30 days apart. My heart and prayers are with you.

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Posted 18 February 2008 - 12:49 PM

Quick question - are you accepting 12" granny squares?
If so, is a "regular" pattern fine or do we need to use a smaller hook so the spaces are smaller?

I got a skein of "kelly" green yesterday and will get started on some 12" squares as soon as I finished the SAS afghan tonight, Deborah
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The Handmade Afghans to Thank Our Armed Forces Project (HAP)

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Membership to HAP is closed.
This 100% Volunteer group only accepts rectangles made by currently registered Members.

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Posted 18 February 2008 - 02:13 PM

Deborah, smaller spaces are preferred, since the center has requested fairly solid patterns. I would love to have your kelly green squares.

:ty so much!
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Posted 18 February 2008 - 03:46 PM

just emailed you

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#7 Croshay

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Posted 18 February 2008 - 06:11 PM

Tracy, I just answered your email.

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Posted 19 February 2008 - 04:10 PM

Finished the first kelly green 12" square and am working on another... thought I would use different patterns for each one to add texture.
Will get them in the mail when the skein is done :yes
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This 100% Volunteer group only accepts rectangles made by currently registered Members.

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Posted 19 February 2008 - 06:16 PM

I would love to send some, will PM you
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Posted 20 February 2008 - 12:50 PM

Deborah, :ty so much! I'll be watching for those green squares! :yay
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Posted 20 February 2008 - 01:05 PM

Debbie/Deedes, I just PM'd you back. :ty
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Posted 20 February 2008 - 01:07 PM

I would love to help. I lost my MIL last year to cancer, and my 23 year old son was diagnosed with testicular cancer. He has a 15 month old son and they said he will probably not have anymore children.
I will PM you.
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Posted 20 February 2008 - 01:39 PM

Chris, I'm so sorry about your MIL and your son's cancer too. :hug

I just PM'd you back.

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Posted 22 February 2008 - 10:01 AM

:crocheting I've got four 12" squares ready to mail (it will be next week)
So you know -
3 in kelly green (kidney cancer)
1 in bright yellow (bladder cancer)

Hope this helps!! Deborah
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Posted 22 February 2008 - 10:12 AM

Deborah, thanks for the heads-up and :ty :ty :ty for the squares you're sending!

A lady at church lost her husband to bladder cancer a couple years ago, so she will be thrilled to see your yellow square! :yay
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Posted 22 February 2008 - 03:34 PM

I just emailed you. I'm up for making some squares. Just let me know where to send them.

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Posted 23 February 2008 - 02:52 PM

Minnisoda, I just emailed you back. :ty for offering to help!
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Posted 24 February 2008 - 11:11 AM

I am mailing a gold square and a yellow square out to you tomorrow.
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Posted 24 February 2008 - 11:37 AM

Chris, :ty so much! I'll be watching for them. :yay
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Posted 24 February 2008 - 11:41 AM

This looks like a really great project! I wish I weren't so busy with other projects right now. But, I am praying that your ministry grows, and expands to cover many more centers throughout the U.S. Wouldn't that be something? :) May God continue to bless your efforts a hundred times! I hope you have a "loaves and fishes" or Energizer Bunny kind of turn out with these squares; they just keep coming and coming...
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