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Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Thinking of Christchurch and New Beginnings

Everyone surely knows by now that Christchurch New Zealand suffered a devastating earthquake 24 hours ago that has all but destroyed the city.  So far the death toll stands at more than 70 and there are people missing in the hundreds.  Our hearts thoughts and prayers go out to all those affected. 

It is good to be able to say that a bunch of New Beginnings Kits  and extra bits are in the mail and on their way to Queensland to be sorted and distributed by the Gum Tree Designers in Brisbane early next month. 
Each kit contains a sewing caddy similar to the one below, needle book and needles, scissors and scissor keep, fabric and thread. 
I packed one box containing approximately ten kits and extra needle books, scissors and the like
and one box crammed with donated fabrics
It is so good to know that you can do something to help.  My local quilt shop, Country Pickins yesterday gave my friend a huge bag of goodies for us to complete and send off to Queensland!  I haven't seen it yet but apparently it contains a finished quilt, quilt tops, blocks and fabric.  Fabulous and very generous!!!  I feel a sewing bee coming on!
Tonight I am off to a free motion quilting course - lesson number one.  Wish me luck!  I will let you know how it goes.
Till next time,  Happy stitching!


  1. Your an angel Cherry Red, those thing will be so appreciated.

  2. That is awesome what you are doing for the people in need.

  3. So thoughtful. I'm sure all of your efforts will be greatly appreciated.


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