Don't you sometimes just feel helpless, when you know people are suffering and there's not a lot you can do?
I sort of felt a bit like that this morning.
I was planning on a slow day, just finishing off (yes, Im at that stage) my ripple blanket......
But I can't help thinking about not only the people in the floods in Queensland, but now the ones going through the cyclone. I feel like crying (I did a bit)
A much better way to spend my day, will be to get to work on these -
These are the squares I started for the Sarah London Flood Appeal.
She has invited crocheters to send in granny squares of 5 rows each (more details on site), and she will have them made into blankets for the flood victims, to 'Crochet a Rainbow', as she put it.
If you have a spare half hour today, I would invite you to crochet along for a couple of squares and send them in.
It may not seem like a lot to some people, to crochet a few squares - but, when you think, that a lot of people have lost everything that they called 'home', these are the sorts of things that money can't necessarily replace.
It's like wrapping up your warm wishes around the people that receive them.
And it helps the people (like me) who feel there is nothing much they can do. I CAN contribute, I CAN do something. And that somehow makes me feel connected to them.
I heard one father on the news saying, "How do you tell your little boy that he can't go home".
P.S. I just had a thought, that Im going to try and organise a crochet day at our Church, for people to come and crochet squares for the day, then send them in collectively - maybe you are part of a group that would be interested in doing that in your area.