I hope you all had a good week... mine was busy & I'm looking forward to the weekend.
This is a difficult blog for me to write as I firstly want to say thank you so much to you all for the lovely comments, kind words and inspiring creativity you have shared with me. I've only been blogging for a couple of months now, but already I feel as though I have a have a wonderful, supportive wee sisterhood out there which I'm truly humbled to be part of. Its because of who you all are that I would like to ask you if you would be willing to help me out with something which is important to me....
In November, my husband & I are going with a team to Thailand for a couple of weeks to work in a children's shelter in a city called Pattaya which, until 1961, was a small fishing village... it is now a sprawling city of over 300,000 with over 50,000 registered (and countless thousands of illegal) prostitutes. David & I will be running clinics in one of the children's shelters which cares for some of the thousands of children who have been used in sex trafficking.
I know that in two weeks we won't really be able to accomplish much, but what if I was able to do something more lasting... what if I was able to take with me something from you all... something which would at least remind the children & the workers that there were people across the globe who cared about them? OK, so what I was wondering was if you could help me make simple non-wadding quilts for the shelters? Basically I was thinking of making quilt tops & then quilting them onto flat sheets which would be more suitable for Thai weather & I could pack easily in our suitcases. I've mentioned this to some lovely local ladies & the other day we came up with this lot:kind stitches I would be very, very grateful....
Thanks so much
PS I will set up a flickr group for this charitable bee which I would love for you to feel free to join. Thanks