The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog.
Here’s an excerpt:
600 people reached the top of Mt. Everest in 2012. This blog got about 8,400 views in 2012. If every person who reached the top of Mt. Everest viewed this blog, it would have taken 14 years to get that many views.
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We had an amazing time at the Kesennuma’s Mother’s Home yesterday. These ladies that work here are our heroes! Read more about their story from our last visit in September 2011.
Throughout the year we have been receiving blankets and toys from the Kyōyū kyōyū – share group. So we were able to bundle these up and drive them up to this special place 3 hours away.
We were also able to give a box of gifts from Pastor Sakaguchi and his congregation in Tokushima.
Arrival at the Mother’s Home
Mrs Utsumi, founder of the Mother’s Home, looking at all the beautiful blankets.
London’s Kyoku-Kyoku share group also made blankets with matching teddy bears. These will be given to new infants.
A shawl made by one of the ladies from Yarn Alive.
Flower brooches from Yarn Alive for all the workers and mothers.
Beautiful brand new facilities. This ceiling represents people from 5 continents that donated to Unicef to help build this building.
Gorgeous wooden panels of animals.
So blessed to be a blessing.
Bingo games + lap steel guitar carols + minyou (traditional Japanese folk song) lots of food + lots of laughter + lots of yarn = YARN ALIVE CHRISTMAS PARTY
As a Christmas present, each lady received photos of themselves and their friends from the year of 2012 along with Yarn Alive postcards. Each lady was also given a Christmas bulb with a number written on it. When their number was called out, they were able to choose a stash of yarn of their liking.
On behalf of all the Yarn Alive ladies, we want to say thank you for all your support, generous donations, kind words and prayers. We are so thankful to have each and every one of you a part of Yarn Alive.
We wish you a very Merry Christmas!
We love receiving donated unfinished projects! It requires lots of teamwork and creativity, and keeps the mind active – just what the Yarn Alive ladies need!
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