You’ve probably heard about the devastating news unfolding in Paris. My heart breaks as soon as it starts to mend, as our own city recently survived such similar tragedy. When there is so much unstoppable destruction in the world, why do we continue to hurt each other by our own hands? Each act of continued violence around the world becomes more incomprehensible to me. But you know what? I refuse to be afraid–filled with terror–no, my response is to shine with more brilliant love than ever before! Glitterati, I implore you: Put love into our world. Make it big, and make it known!
I spent part of the day telling my office co-workers all about the #SewingForSydney campaign. They were so supportive! I’m making hash tag quilts, but if all you’ve got is a big toothy grin for the guy sitting opposite you on the bus ride to work, well you make it count! That smile might just change his whole day, and in effect, his whole life. Mmmkay?! We are the world; it starts with us! I know this all sounds cliched and idealistic, but I’d much rather live in that world, than the one unfolding before us.
Here’s the latest from my sewing studio! Look how much that card wall is growing! I haven’t even got them all on the wall yet–I can’t keep up! The bad news about this photo is that my Ikea wooden bench top right there in the middle is warping. Ugh. But the good news is that Ikea is delivering a replacement on Saturday. Woo! (Thanks in advance to the incredible Mr. Sparkles for disassembling this one and assembling the new one. He’s a gem.)
I also thought you might want to see how I’m organising all the quilts being made for #SewingForSydney. I have created project spreadsheets for each quilt; this is the Red Team. See, there you are, Glitterati, right at the very beginning! You have the special honour of being picked for all the teams–duh! The illustrious Wendy Wild (<–that name, killer!) is currently assembling your blocks into a quilt top. Then backing fabric and batting donated by Emma Jean Jansen and Robyn Feenestra, respectively, will be sent to Kay White for quilting. Once that is all sorted, Ms. Monique will bind, and we put an embroidered label on from Connie Goldfinch. Simple, right? On paper anyway!
I still have spots available for Assembly and Binding Teams (potentially a few long arm spots, depending on how many more blocks roll in). If you’re interested, make sure you send me an email so I can put your name on my list! So this is the latest, and probably greatest thing I’ve ever attempted to do. And I thought being on tv was a big deal. Eat your heart out Karl. :::wink:::