Thank you, thank you ,thank you. Your comments have been kind, generous and very encouraging of late. So much so that my mind has had a little idea mulling around for a few days now .
It all started when I was working on those lovely shirts which turned sadness to something happier. Shirts that became bunting,a little drawstring bag and a cuddly cushion. That's when the germ of the idea came. I was using such lovely material and turning something utilitarian into something quite lovely.
Yesterday I talked with my friend about it. She has been away and not seen the things I have made yet. But,when I told her of my plans she was so enthusiastic and happy for it to be based on the crafting I had so happily undertaken for her.
And then I read of Lillian who is beavering away to try and make 1,000 dresses by the time she is hundred. I hope she lives to an even greater age. In my last post I talked of Lillian and how inspiring I found her efforts. I posted about my distress listening and watching the news. I know from your lovely comments that so many of you feel the same.
So, I decided........
Yes. I am only one person. So is Lillian.
Yes, I truly believe that one person can make a difference. 1000 little girls know Lillian has when they put on their pretty dress. Maybe their only one.
Yes, I have the time and the energy. So does Lillian and she is 99!!!
And the greatest " Yes" is if everyone did one thing to make the world a better place maybe, just maybe..
It could become so.
SHARE A SHIRT IN SEPTEMBER.
I am going to ask anyone who can, to look in their wardrobe and pick one shirt that they would like to share.
Obviously I am also going to post about this idea on Facebook and some people will hopefully just be able to give me their shirt when they see me.
But dear followers if you would like to join in.
- Choose a shirt. The higher cotton content the better. Any colour,any design.
- Pop it in an envelope and send it to me . Please email me ( my email can be found on my sidebar) for my address and please enclose your name and email with your shirt so that I can thank you for your kindness in joining in with this idea.
- Be assured that I will soon be cutting it up. Stitching it with love and making lots and lots of items for Charity.
I am trying very hard not to get bogged down with some of the people who say that not enough of the money raised in Charity Shops goes to the people who need it most.
I am determined not to get bogged down with some of the thoughts that money raised falls prey to fraud to corruption and other terrible things which we know does happen.
When I go to my Yoga classes the simplest things often move me the most.
A prayer for peace, a hope for humanity.
This September I am going to try every day to make just one difference.
Of course Andy's already chosen his shirt. A bit ahead of time but I wanted to make a start and here we have the results.
The softest cushions.
Daytimes zipping along with the machine and evening time quietly circling.
So, my first little pile is ready to go to the charity shop. But, I am going to spend some time researching which charity donates the most of it's takings to actually relieving the terrible sights which have upset me so much. Because every penny has to count!
Thank you again to my followers who have, probably without their knowledge helped me bring an idea to fruition.
And if you are able to send a shirt you can perhaps enjoy watching its evolution on my future posts right here at Chalky's .
Of course it would be lovely if you can send a shirt. But if not maybe you would like to post a link to this post next time you are giving a chat here in Blogland