This weekend the youngest Beehive turns six, so we're having a fairy party. Hence I don't have much time to blog this week, so I'm going to give you some links that have touched me instead - just so you don't think I've forgotten you x
This blog post is inspirational, what would it take to say "hi" to a stranger today, or talk to the parent in the playground who you don't normally speak to because..., or when someone pushes out in front of you in the car, to just smile and say "that's okay today"?
It can't have passed any of our notice that Haiti is now suffering a cholera epidemic. Cholera can last in water supplies for up to a year. It is killing, daily. This is a site of a group of midwives and naturopaths who have taken it upon themselves to go to Haiti and try, amidst all this destruction and disease, to bring babies into the world in as safe an environment as possible. They are funding it themselves. There are no grants coming forth. Please, if you can, dig deep and send a few dollars or pounds. You probably won't think twice about popping into the supermarket this afternoon to get something you've forgotten - what will you spend? 3, 4, 5 pounds? Maybe you could, instead, send that to Haiti and this bunch of midwives?
If you like to fill a shoebox for a family each Christmas, or send a gift to a needy group, consider this group for your gift. They are a non religious organisation who put no literature in at all, so for those of you who don't like the idea of a specific religious message within your box, then this might be the organisation for you.
I have just started this group on Ravelry I was inspired by the Headhugger groups that seem quite prolific in the US and Canada and thought that it might be possible to start groups over here of a similar nature.
If you drop by, please join the group and even if you've never knitted before there are some ridiculously easy first time hats to be knitted. Just remember, however, soft yarn is the answer - bamboo, mohair.
Okay, so I need to get on. Enjoy your day and I'll see you soon x