Tuesday, September 13, 2005

It's a mystery...

This is the other set of September stitch markers that came my way. They are shades of green and blue, tucked in a cute pink organza pouch. Also included --some thoughtful extra plain markers! :) Thank you very much!

But there was something else in the envelope...

A set of clues about the sender's secret identity!!!

The clues: This person has a blog; has only been knitting for about a year; has a favorite project designed by Glampyre; and lives within two hours of Webs!

Hmm....Well, I guess I'll put on my Sherlock Holmes cap and get to work...

All the way from Cherry Hill

Well, the focus is not so good -- but these stitch markers from the September stitch marker swap are excellent! Beautiful shades of aqua, blue and green, with pretty pink rings. I have some lovely Fiesta La Boheme in the Caribbean colorway that matches these colors perfectly! I think I will make something lacy.... and dream of sparkling waters and white sands.

Thank you very much, Whoever You Are in Cherry Hill, New Jersey!

Friday, September 02, 2005

Direct assistance to Hurricane Katrina victims

Last night the Sacramento Knitting Guild donated $500 to assist Hurricane Katrina evacuees in Houston. Specifically, this donation was earmarked to provide school supplies, school uniforms, and personal necessities for children housed at the Astrodome who are enrolling in Longfellow Elementary, where my cousin teaches.

This morning, based on that donation and others, the first wave of children to enroll are already outfitted with their school needs! Wow! That's what I call immediate assistance!

Houston is sending evacuated children to many schools throughout the city, and all of those children will need basic supplies. The school district has set up a donation site, and all monies will go directly to getting these destitute children ready to go to school. If you want to help, here's the website: http://www.houstonisd.org

Texas is a state that requires students to bring their own school supplies. We can help these kids get a fresh start on the school year after a horribly traumatic experience.

I don't know about you, but when I was in school, having a new box of crayons, a colorful stack of construction paper, and a bottle of fresh paste went a long way in making my world OK.