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Saturday, June 20, 2009

Sneak Peek at Sweet Liberty Afghan for PFC Jonathan Roberge Memorial Golf Tournament Raffle

This past January was a sad time for the city of Leominster. For the first time since the Vietnam war, one of our own was killed in action. I knew the family of PFC Jonathan Roberge through my daughter's involvement in the high school band where Jonathan's younger sister plays the trumpet.

Later this summer, a golf tournament along with a raffle will be held to raise money for a memorial scholarship fund and I wanted to do something to help. Golf just isn't my Thing, but I do love to crochet! So I thought the afghan kit which I had been saving in my project closet for just the right occasion would be the perfect item to make and donate to the raffle.


Sweet Liberty Afghan blocksThe name of the afghan is Sweet Liberty and it is made up of 20 blocks, 10 with blue stars in the middle just like in the picture, and 10 with red stars in the middle. The yarn is Bernat worsted weight and a real pleasure to work with. After reformatting the pattern so that I could follow it easily, I started working on the blocks. So far I have 6 completed. 4 more blue star blocks and 10 red star blocks, then I will crochet the blocks together and do the red border around the whole thing. Hopefully it will all be finished before tee time on August 1st.

I'll keep you posted!

Happy Stitching!


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3 Comments:

  • Awesome MG! You'll get it done... I know!!! lol... 8-)

    By Blogger Myra, At June 20, 2009 at 12:26 PM  

  • What a kind thing to do. It'll be gorgeous and someone will treasure it for sure. One war death is one too many.

    By Blogger Stephanie, At June 20, 2009 at 6:26 PM  

  • Oh Mary Grace..that afghan is going to be gorgeous...very dear to my heart as well...I lost my nephew Sgt. Jonathan Hartman on April 17, 2004 in Iraq. What a treasure this will be!
    God Bless You,
    Merry :)

    By Anonymous Merry Thornsburg, At June 22, 2009 at 11:33 PM  

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