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SIVs still being wrongfully denied SSI benefits

An issue we first reported on in 2011 continues — SIV immigrants improperly denied social security benefits. An Iraqi SIV visa (Special Immigrant Visa) holder in California named Danial who arrived in June 2012 contacted us to report that the Social Security Administration (SSA) denied him SSI (Supplemental Security Income benefits). 282 more words


Butterfly Garden Afghan - Ta dah moment!

So I did promise to show you a photo of the afghan I made for my Great Aunts 90th birthday didn’t I.  I had decided to make her a lapghan made up from 12 inch squares as I have never made a blanket with squares that big before (the CAL doesn’t count as it’s not finished yet!). 386 more words



As you well know, I get excited when a good new place opens up.  Well, I’m excited again!  Rumi Palace was recommended to me by friends (Norwood locals) who had recently been.  541 more words


Bomb blast occurs in Afghan city

A suicide bomber kills at least 22 and left 50 wounded in an attack today saturday 18 April outside a bank in the east Afghan city of Jalalabad, the provincial official said. 55 more words


CAL Block #07

Well, well. The Crochet Pinwheel Afghan Square. I saw it, saw that it was very pretty – and yet my first impulse was a deep, resounding… 479 more words


The Crochet Crowd Mystery Afghan

A big thank you to Mikey and TheCrochetCrowd for another fun challenge!


There is layering, roped joins, and an amazing border built over several rows. I used Caron Simply Soft yarn in Blue Mint, Robin Egg, Sunshine Yellow, and Sage Green. 11 more words


Modular Layout #2164

In the 2015BamCal Ravelry group, in many other CALs (and KALs), and even just for the fun of it, a crafter makes a number of squares, then pieces them together to form an afghan, blanket or throw. 52 more words