Listen to the road

Monday, March 21, 2011

Toys for Japanese children in shelters

Here's another way to help the displaced people in Japan.  Here is a link to where you can send small
new toys which will be given to children in the shelters. Maybe we can help some child find small comfort there...go to this website to find out how.
 Go here

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Quilts for Japan

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 There's a need for warm quilts, new or newish with a wash before sending. Baby
quilts are especially appreciated.  Quilts need to get to Colorado by April 30 so I'm pulling out my scraps tonight. Here is where you can find out more from Tanya, a quilter in Japan. I read her blog regularly and she's checked out the source. See what you think...

Monday, March 14, 2011

Sewing empathy

Like all of us, I've been watching the suffering of the Japanese people on the news. In one moment everything we depend on can change. At times like this we want to do something to help. I was working on a little series of goats and this must have happened, the upside down background,
while I was watching the news last night. I'll leave it.
         This little spring dawn cloth has been quietly growing day by day, just like the green buds on my cherry
tree and lilac bush. I hope for a magnificent cherry blossom season in Japan this year to give hope and inspiration for the people of  Japan.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

What happened yesterday

I was looking at this woven mosaic and all of a sudden she opened her eyes!

Monday, March 7, 2011

The Lion on my desk

I work on this a bit each day. Her personality is showing little by little. The legs, body and head are rolled pieces of wool felt scrap covered with scraps of cloth. Working slowly on this for a long time feels right somehow.