Yay! I made it to 200 posts, proving that in the blog world as in real life, I "talk" A LOT! I'm having so much fun with this blogging lark. I've got to know some fabulous people and made some really great friends. Let the Love-fest continue. Thank you all of you who make repeat visits, comment, lurk and tell me what you think about this blog of mine and the inane, sometimes really random stuff that appears here.
Lane over at That Man Quilts? did an interesting post this week about his frustration with some of the less desirable things that occur on our planet. The comment I left suggested that we should be the change we want to see in the world. I've been thinking about it ever since. And I've decided that instead of complaining about how awful some things are (or worse still doing nothing) I'm going to actually do something. I'm adopting the "Go Big or Go Home" motto Elizabeth often refers to on her blog. And I'm going BIG baby.
Last week I read about a project called Spread the Cheer , being organised by Shruti at 13 Woodhouse Road. Shruti 's goal is to be able to give 40 quilts to an orphanage in Sangli, India by November 2010. Shruti has blogged about how Elizabeth at Oh Fransson and Valentina of Valentina's Corner are on board and will be donating a quilt each to the cause.
Remember this pile of lusciousness that I showed you last weekend? This is the girly portion of the Deb Strain Love U Layer cake I bought recently. Don't you think this would be perfect for a baby girl's cot quilt?
And since I don't know any baby girls it seems like providence to me that Shruti's cause needs quilts and I have this fabric laying round and no planned purpose for it. Plus I think this cause would make a great home for the vintage sheet quilt I did earlier in the year so I've committed to donating two quilts. 5 quilts down for project Share the Cheer - 35 quilts to go.
If you're sitting thinking "That sounds like a great idea but I can't commit to a whole quilt" you can help in other ways by donating fabric (Scraps are welcome) batting (Scraps are welcome) UFO's , blocks, or binding strips and she will make them into quilts for Spread the Cheer. So if you would like to help head on over to 13 Woodhouse Road and make contact. I really want to get the word out there about this because at the moment, all Shruti's really hearing is crickets.
Wow I went link mad today ..I hope you clicked each and every one because there might be a pop quiz in a future post and you'll want to be prepared.