I was visiting Lori’s blog this morning and what do I see? A post and picture of the two of us back in the early 1990’s, judging by the hair do on my head. File this under, “What was I thinking?” Anyway, it gave me a good laugh about myself!
Visiting Lori’s blog also reminded me of a worthy cause she is helping out- The Hand-to-Hand Project collecting embroidery floss so that women of the Wodaabe tribe in Niger may support their families. Lori writes:
“… the Nomad Foundation, which benefits the nomadic people of Niger. The women of the Wodaabe tribe do incredibly fine and detailed embroidery which the non-profit NOMAD Foundation sells. Proceeds from the sales build schools and dig wells for the remote people of the Sahara desert.”
While visiting Lori, I saw some handiwork from the tribe and it is incredible! So consider this a plea to donate any old embroidery floss to this cause. You may either send it to me, and I will get it to Lori, or you can send it directly to Lori. If you leave me a comment mentioning this project, I will contact you privately with mailing instructions.
In my own studio, I came across a huge pile of floss that I never used- so that will be donated. I also will look for floss on my thrift store excursions, too.
I don’t know about you, but I often feel that I have won the lottery of life by just being born in a wealthy country. Sometimes, it takes so little to do so much for others.
Keep watching to blog for pictures from the quilt show. I attend the preview show tonight, so I will show you lots of pictures from interesting quilts and fiber items that I see. Hugs, Carla