It's Monday morning and Rosie and Angus say hello!
Saturday was a great day, sunny and breezy, perfect for a yard sale with my friend Debbie. Lately I've been going through my fabric stash, which is enormous - evaluating, paring down and even eliminating fabrics which I know I'll never use. I knew it would be painful to let these many rolled up pieces of fabric go, so I put them out with this sign and an empty vase:
It was gratifying to make some money for a good cause, and people enjoyed rummaging through the fabric and leaving a donation!
Then this morning I read about an fundraising event on my friend Sharon's blog, which I thought was a great idea - a church near her in Wisconsin had an Empty Bowl event to help feed the hungry. Local potters had donated hand thrown bowls, which attendees could purchase, fill with soup and sit down to a delicious dinner for a good cause. Read more about it on Sharon's blog or here.
And, finally, my friend Karen first alerted me to something called the Winter Warmth Project on her blog in September, after Hurricane Irene caused such devastating flooding in Vermont. This project is collecting quilts and fabrics for quilts for the families in Vermont who lost so much in the floods. You can read more about it here.
Oh, and I nearly forgot - I recently bought this book, which is a treasure chest of opportunities for making items to improve the lives of people around the world. There are suggestions, patterns and addresses throughout the book to make giving easy - coupled with the joy of making something useful for someone in need!
I hope everyone who reads this is enjoying a beautiful Monday!!