Sorry I've been a bit quiet this week. Like the rest of the country, I've been shocked and horrified by the tragic events in Victoria. There have been lots of tears and until now I just couldn't face doing a post.
Last night we found out that 3 different people we know through brass banding lost their homes. Even more tragic was the loss of one families son, his girlfriend and her brother.
There are lots of great things happening in blogland and beyond to provide support to those affected. Like lots of you I feel the need to 'do something' so these are the ones I have chosen to support.
*Australian Red Cross Victorian Bushfire Appeal - the message we are getting is that at this early stage donating money to the appeal is the most useful thing to do.
*Mrs Martin's Quilt Shop - Karen is collecting quilt tops, blocks, batting and backing fabric to make quilts for the survivors. I am sorting through my stash to see what I can donate. As we are going to Melbourne in a fortnight I'll be delivering it myself.
*Sanity Savers - Peg and Lorraine have info on their blogs about this. Basically it is donating items to put together packs for quilters/crafters affected by the fires. Things like fat quarters, pincushions, needles, threads etc would be great. They don't have to be big or expensive items.
If everyone gives a little, they will have some lovely packages to pass on.
*Handmade Help - lots of ways to help out here. I am planning to drop off a handmade item at Amitie when we are in Melbourne. Better get busy as we go on Feb 25.
*On My Verandah - Maree is auctioning patterns, fabrics and finished items on her blog.
Click on any of the links to find out how you can help too.
I'm not very good at expressing myself when sad things happen but hope all in the blogging community are safe. Hope to do a happier post soon.