Helen at Hugs and Kisses is having a giveaway of a pattern I WANT actually make that NEED. I have had sneak peeks and have been drooling over it. Little does she know I have been waiting patiently for this moment! Shhhh don't tell her.
She has asked us to quote a quote. Do you think this baby sleep deprived fuzzed brain mother can come up with something creative? Of course she can... a good old one that struck me the day I heard it...
“Of all the rights of women, the greatest is to be a mother.” - Lin Yutang
The Little Man modeled the scarf - which will be sent the end of this week.
I am really pleased I managed to contribute to such a worthy need in this busy time. I bought the wool (I think it is alpaca) from a lady who spun and dyed it well over 15 years ago in a country town called Bothwell in Tassie's Central Highlands. I love the feel and personality of this home made wool.
I saw this at Curly Pops and decided I will join in.
Kathreen at Whip Up is organising a quilt block drive for Cystic Fibrosis foundation in Australia. All the details and the pattern can be downloaded from here . It is 4 5 inch blocks sewn together and one of them with an embroidery or applique supplied (or you make your own)
I saw this on Clutterpunk and would really like to make at least one by the dead line. Gina explains it so well here
"There are a bunch of refugee craftswomen living and working in camps along the Thailand/Burmese border. They make and sell lovely stuff to earn a wage and support their families, and the great news is it's fair trade. But when December/January rolls around, they get cold, which can cause illness and other disruptions to their work, and therefore their income. Claire @ Warm Women wants to do something about it, and she wants people like you and me to help out by making a scarf to send along to our chilly Karen refugee friends."
Can you do one as well? Here is all you need to do (copied from Warm Women)
Take Part Instructions & Rules
1. There are hardly any of these.
2. Register to take part by sending a quick hello email to email@example.com. I will only really need your name and email address but if you have a website or blog you want included on this blog, feel free to give that info too.
3. Make a scarf. - Design? Up to you. - Size? Up to you (keeping cosiness in mind). - Construction materials and method/s? You guessed it – up to you. Be as creative as you like.
4. Send: - Your scarf; - Your name (sample tag coming soon); - A photo of you and/or the scarf in progress; and - A copy of the map (coming soon) marking your location and linking it with the destination already marked to me (Address to send to will be provided when you register). I will put all the scarves together and send them to Thailand.
5. Scarves need to be received by me no later than TUESDAY 1ST DECEMBER, 2009.