It’s hip to be square

The post this morning was very special: the first square arrived for my masterpiece… so soon. What a lovely warm feeling I got inside.

This one is from Jennie, who attended one of my introduction to permaculture courses in 2012. As you can see from what she wrote, she thought about several of the principles used in permaculture design as she made her square.

A square representing many permaculture principles

A square representing many permaculture principles

I love the colours in this square and the thought that has gone into it. Thank you Jennie!

Remember, though, you don’t have to know anything about permaculture to join in… just tell me what it is about my blog, writing, teaching or our friendship that inspired you to contribute and why you chose the yarn, design or colours. And if you can’t knit or crochet, then just write something (by hand) for me to put in my scrapbook!

I’ve also added two of my own squares to the Masterpiece page today.

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  1. I would love to participate but I have no idea what this is about.

    Can you point me in the right direction? ๐Ÿ˜€


  2. You’ve got quite a haul already, haven’t you. This masterpiece is going to be a monster book/document. Perhaps you should hold some squares back and make the masterpiece functional as well as documentary, by sewing them into a fabulous blankie for cold winter nights. I love the idea that my Australian wool might one day help to keep you warm! Have a wonderful Christmas, stay well and warm, and I’ll look forward to reading more from you soon.


    • All the squares will be turned into a blanket (possibly two at this rate) and their photos will go in the scrapbook.
      I hope you have a lovely time with your family this Christmas… I’m green with envy at the thought of you eating your Christmas dinner outdoors on your newly laid patio, sitting on your newly covered chairs and admiring all those wonderful plants. We will be huddled together in front of the fire, probably with a bottle of something sparkly!
      Happy Christmas and many thanks for becoming such a good friend in such a short time x


  3. Fabulous. I love the richness of colour.
    xxx Christmas Hugs xxx


  4. like the idea of a friendship blanket contributed by virtual friends ๐Ÿ™‚


  5. Jennie

     /  December 30, 2013

    Hi Jan! So glad to see that my square has arrived safely to you. And what a privilege it is to have a blog post dedicated to it! Hope you are well xx



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