Saturday, October 31, 2009

50 Cartons of Wool Gifts Ready for Long Journey Overseas

Stephen at AFSC came into the office to give us a rare Saturday packing session to be ready for shipping-out on Monday. The CWS container is waiting for us. Reunion time for the Saturday gang -- Natalie (chief inspector), Teresa (our a4A blog admin), Joan and Joe (who drove up from Santa Cruz), and Keiko (our Stash group hostess in Berkeley).

What a pleasure to see the boxes sealed up, labeled, and stacked.

Joan bonded with Frank, but drove back to Santa Cruz with Joe at the end of the day. Joan has good judgement.

Whole lotta love packed into these cartons.

Then we headed down to the corner restaurant for low-emissions vegetable barley soup.

A broken bridge could not stop this group from our assignment this week.


Elizabeth D said...

It's great to see this big stack of boxes -- well done!

--Elizabeth D

Joan said...

Where's Ann, you may ask? She is our official photographer so you just have to imagine her presence, camera in hand, snapping these fun photos! Saturday was a great day in the basement. Everyone comes to the basement ready and willing to put in the hours it takes to get the job done. The amount of work that knitters/crocheters do to make this possible is greatly appreciated. The variety of colors, patterns is truly amazing. At the end of the day it is very rewarding to see the rows of labeled, taped boxes ready to go on their way to Afghan youth.

carolknits said...

Looks like you came a long way since I was there on Thursday. I ditto what Joan said - the knitters and crocheters that make this possible are amazing!

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cti said...

that is just tremendous! thank you so much for sharing with us. The good spirits are contagious!

Laura said...

Fantastic! the sight of all those sealed boxes makes me misty-eyed! I can't believe how much was accomplished in such a short period of time and how many children will have a more comfortable winter as a result. Great job everybody! and Joan and Joe, I hope we cross paths in the basement some day.

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