The Afghanalong lives! In April I sent another box of completed afghans to the Afghans for Afghans processing center in San Francisco. Today, out of the blue, I got a wonderful email from Ann Rubin at Afghans for Afghans:
Kay, your Afghanalong blankets continue to dazzle us! We opened the box today. Gorgeous. Each blanket is a work of art. You all are masters of combining color and texture. I think your gifts show so much honor and respect toward the Afghan people. Please say hello and extend our appreciation to your congregation. Your recent delivery will be sent to Kabul in Sept. We’ll keep you posted.
— Ann [Rubin]
(I hope that the reason it takes them a few months to open the boxes is because they get so many donations, which apparently they do, which makes it especially nice to get a lovely note like this.)
Yes, I did giggle at the part about the ‘congregation.’ Sister Ann, the pews need polishing! We must get busy and put the All-Noro Afghan up on eBay to benefit Afghans for Afghans and help with the costs of shipping all those warm woolies to Afghanistan. It just seems kind of HOT out right now to be getting a good bidding war going on a 100% wool blanket. So we’ll wait just a bit longer and do it in the early autumn. I’m keeping it safe and moth-free, not to worry.
Assistant Lay Preacher