The first shipment of Crochet-a-Rainbow blankets will be delivered to Japan!
Teddy from Japan Alive will see that the blankets are distributed to those who have lost everything.
Below is a small extract from an email I received from Teddy:
My husband and I along with our youngest son and his Australian fiance were right in the middle of one of the worst hit places in Japan. We had no damage to our houses, but the village below us was absolutely destroyed. We watched in horror as the tsunami came ashore. Probably the sound was just as bad as the sight! Our town, Shichigahama, has a lot of high hills and people had about 25-30 minutes to get to safety. Right now there are 200 people dead or missing. That is 10 per cent of the population. Other villages had 3 minutes warning and could not possibly escape. It is so very sad. Thank you for your prayers and concern for the Japanese people.
Teddy kindly shipped a huge box of granny squares for Crochet-a-Rainbow just before the earthquake and tsunami devastated Japan.
I know we have all seen images and footage of Japan in the media recently, but I’d like to share with you a sampling of photos taken by Christina. Christina is engaged to Teddy’s son. You can view more of Christina’s photos here.
Map of Shichigahama – the blue shows the areas that were hit by the tsunami.
Hanabuchihama (view from the shrine).
Hanabuchihama – cleared roads and a very cold day.
Seiyu – people waiting for hours to get a few items from the supermarket.
A photo album found and placed on the announcement board at the Kokusai Mura.
Absolutely heartbreaking images, Japan certainly needs the promise of a rainbow!
To accompany the blankets I would like to enclose a postcard of the world, displaying in shaded areas the countries, representing everyone who has crocheted granny squares for Crochet-a-Rainbow. So I’d like recommendations for the best printing companies to have our postcards printed, please leave a comment or email me.
Also I’d like some woven labels made, again, any recommendations of companies please leave a comment or email me.
I know many of you are still waiting to sign up to Crochet-a-Rainbow, again please be patient, emails are going out in stages, the most important thing is to start hooking granny squares! We have many blankets to make!