Wednesday, February 11, 2009

SOS....SOS....SOS....

Morning all....no sewing stuff today...this is all serious stuff, we need your help please....
I received an email from Lorraine from Chookasmum and she has this fantastic idea....and asked if I could help out ...of course the answer was yes....Pop over to Lorraine's blog and have a read she has put together a great post..........
Lorraine's idea is that us bloggers band together and put together some 'sanity savers' for those affected by the horrific 'Victorian Fires' that have devastated our country.....to date there have been 181 lives lost, over 750 homes burnt to the ground and over 5,000 people left homeless at this stage...
These 'sanity savers' would be for those persons (mainly women) who are involved/or do/or love craft, gardening etc, if we could all get together and donate some goodies so that the many quilters, crafters, gardeners etc, will have some of life's little treats so that they can have some much needed crafty therapy. The donations do not have to be large just a fat quarter, a reel of thread, some needles, a pin cushion, I am sure you all know what I mean... if we all just give a little, then we will have a lot, which in turn would make up some lovely packages to pass on to these ladies who have lost so much.....their suffering will go on for a long time but if we could help out, just a little, and show that we care, I am sure this will make a difference to their lives....
So what do you guys think???....'sanity savers', yes or no.........if you would like to help out please leave a comment, send me an email or pop over to Lorraine's blog leave her a comment on her blog, send her an email, we would love to hear from you........more on this later....

20 comments:

  1. Peg,
    I'd love to help out and send something! Please let me know to where it should be sent.

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  2. I'm in, now excuse me as I'm in so many help out groups at the moment. Would you be a sweetie and send me an email with the details please. That way I don't forget what I'm send to whom.

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  3. while i think this is such a lovely, thoughtful idea, i'd be a tad concernend as to how these cute packages would be distributed to the ladies. the thought of them being piled in a shed for god knows how long, like most of the donations that have been given to red cross would be too sad. as you may know, they have been overwhelmed with donations and are having trouble distributing it to the right people. the logistics of it seems to be the problem.,,,,just something worth thinking about. i'd be more than happy to help. just the thought of a crafty lady who has lost everything, being given a package where she could perhaps make her very own quilt, does the heart wonders.
    julie

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  4. Fabulous idea Peg! I defenately want to help out in anyway I can.
    Have emailed Lorraine for a mailing address.

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  5. Peg, Girlfriends! met yesterday and we discussed the same subject - many of us are only too happy to donate - I think Teena (one of us) has a contact over east who is very reliable - will keep you informed of developments there also! Maybe things need a little time to settle first - I know how you feel - that 'how can I help, what can I do' feeling! God bless uou for your kindness!
    Hugs - Lurline♥

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  6. Peg I would be very happy if I could be of any help. Just let me know what you need and your adres and I'll send you something.

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  7. Hey Peg! I think you and Lorraine and I ... and obviously a lot of other stitchers ... think the same! I found that Karen at Mrs Martin's Quilt Shop (who helped me surprise you last year!!) is collecting quilt tops and random blocks, backing fabric and wadding to make up somw wonderful quilts to go to affected families. So, I've already started "doing my block!" Tee! Hee! Hee! Will also have a dig through the sewing room and see what goodies I can find to send down to you for the Sanity Saver packs. Good on you and Lorraine for getting this rolling! Some of us don't have a lot of cash to donate, but boy! Stitchers have a LOT of sewing supplies!!! Bear Hugs! KRIS

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  8. Peg, I have enjoyed looking through your blog tonight. I can't say how I even found you, but Wow you get a lot done. You are an inspiration for myself. I'm bookmarked you and plan to be back again.

    Mandy

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  9. Hi, Peg. I would like to help out with the 'sanity savers'. Great idea. Just let me know where to send the sruff.
    Christine

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  10. The Missus and I were talking about the same thing last night....count me in, Peg. At assembly today the Principal announced that our school will be helping out schools over in Victoria. No specifics yet or a timeline...it is a matter of seeing what is most needed.

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  11. Hi Peg,
    I would be glad to help with a little something. Please let me know where to send the surprises.

    Hoping for rain and the fires to stop every day...

    Kristina

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  12. I echo Julie and Lurline's thoughts on this, thougn I'd love to help. So a little something from the UK will be winging its way to Australia as soon as I have an address to send it to.

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  13. Hi, Peg. Count me in love to help out with the 'sanity savers'. Great idea. Just let me know where to send.

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  14. Hi Peg, please send me an email with the address to send some stuff to.
    It may take some days, because I try to help in every way I can.

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  15. Lovely idea. I wonder if you have come across the Bushfire quilt project organised by Flickr group? there is a link and explanation on my blog.

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  16. Peg
    You are such a 'giving' person I knew it wouldn't be long before you thought of something amazingly generous!
    I would love to be in it and it is such a special way of helping.Talk on Sunday....yes! we will see you then.
    Vanessa @ work....lol....

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  17. Peg
    You are such a 'giving' person I knew it wouldn't be long before you thought of something amazingly generous!
    I would love to be in it and it is such a special way of helping.Talk on Sunday....yes! we will see you then.
    Vanessa @ work....lol....

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  18. Hi Peg,
    I would love to help out... count me in. I joined Bushfire Quilt Project over at Flickr to make some star blocks too.
    Rhonda

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  19. What a brilliant idea..I'm offr to Lorraines to check it out.
    Rob xx

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Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a comment, I do enjoy reading them all...take care, keep safe, happy quilting .. Peg