Sunday, July 16, 2006
Yesterday I finished quilting and binding that rail fence quilt top that I had pictured before. This top was made by Anna who doesn't like to quilt. I think she should try it especially on charity quilts. The kids are always sooo excited to receive something special just for them that they wouldn't see the mistakes in the quilting. I am just happy that it is done and one more child will have some comfort.
Onto knitting ... the little green and white baby sweater now has two sleeves and just needs the crocheted edging that creates the button holes and some buttons sewn on. I think it is turning out really cute and I may post a picture of it later on today.
The wool sweater (that was supposed to be baby size but is turning out to be about size 4) now has one sleeve attached with another sleeve left to knit, edging for button holes and buttons left to do. I don't think I will have it done for the deadline of July 24th for the Afghans for Afghans mailing. If not I will send it to Burma through HAIN. There is someone who is affiliated with the Free Burma Rangers and delivers wool items to the people there when they go over. You can read more reports about the tragedies happening there and the people who are caught in the middle.
I love this quote on Bev Qualheim's website:
Every one of us is just one person: we all have dreams, hopes, trials, cares, and responsibilities in this life. We may feel there is just too much to be done, and we have too little to give. We're usually short of everything, especially time and money. When we leave this earthly shore, there will still be 'millions of starfish stranded on the beach'. Maybe we can't change the whole world, but there isn't one of us who can't help change one person's whole world... one day at a time, and one person at a time. One tiny hat will warm a premature baby's head, a cozy quilt will keep a mother and her child warm, and a kindly smile will touch a sorrowing heart. We can make a difference.
My heroine is Mother Teresa-- look at all she accomplished in this life and she was but one person, just like us. Never give up helping others. "We can do no great things; only small things with great love. "