We have quite a busy week of work ahead – lots of candle work and spell work ahead, working on the sketches for the new painting as the future owner asked for some changes, and the usual craziness that inhabits our life during winter, as our herbs require more and more attention.
I’ve been working on and off a new piece of embroidery – as of now, it will be a table runner, completely embroidered with folk motifs from different books, very much as a sampler. I say “as of now”, because you already know that a project can go through many turns until its finished form, and I don’t like to put too much control on that process – a creation has its own life in a way that shouldn’t be controlled, but encouraged to grow. I am enjoying this project more than I could imagine, specially since I got this gorgeous bone-coloured cross stitch fabric from a friend’s mother, and don’t have to go blind over counting threads XD. When finished, the piece will have literally hundreds of hours of love and devotion on it, and will be perfect for the most special altar. I’m afraid, dear readers, that I am completely in love with YET another craft. Insert hopeless love sigh here.
The highlight of the day was receiving this gorgeous box of yarns for our charity project from Robin in USA! She’s probably one of the older readers of this blog (older as in years reading this blog!), and one of the nicest and warmest people I have ever met online. When she read on a previous post that I had found out that online charities didn’t accept items made with acrylic yarn, and that we could not afford other type because wool is rare here, she just offered to send me a box of yarn for the project! I was crying as I read her message.
She also included this GORGEOUS garden ornament – thanks so much dear!!! If you want to get one, you can find them on her Etsy Shop, Goddess Goods!
I know I am repeating myself, but I’m not sorry to do it when it is to say that we have the best customers ever!!!. With this yarn, our project becomes a little bigger reality; Robin, you can’t imagine how thankful we are for helping us help others!
For those who are new readers – our project consists mainly in crocheting/knitting items for people in need, mostly children. As soon as I have a good amount of items, we will donate it immediately to whatever organization accepts it, local or global. We would be very glad to accept any yarn of any type as long as it is not too bulky or novelty yarns. You can see several of those items on our Ravelry page.
As I am the only person doing this, I have no deadlines or specific charities to support – as long as they are not religious or politically involved charities, I don’t mind who gets the items, or even if there are no organizations involved and I can give them directly to a family in need. We live in, and are part of, a very poor community, and see poverty and hopelessness every single day around us; I am very sure that the right recipient will arrive at the right moment. All events will of course be documented here :D.
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