A call to any quilters and stitchers who have overflowing stashes and big hearts. Due to the fires in Australia many people have lost everything: family, friends, clothes, and their hobbies. A friend in a cross stitching community (live journal) I belong to has passed along a message from The Stitching Post, one of the biggest stitching stores in Australia: if any crafters have excess DMC, Aida, fat quarters, kits, patterns, etc and would like to share them with people who have lost their own stashes, please mail them to the shop for distribution.
Now this may seem like a strange request, but when you think about the stresses and levels of anxiety these people are experiencing without the calming affects of their hobbies... it makes sense. At least to me. I am more anxious without something in my hands when the world is falling down around my ears.
So this weekend I will be going through my own stash and seeing what I can send them. Anyone who wishes, and is able, to do the same can use this address:
The Stitching Post
PO Box 267
Wentworth Falls NSW 2782
I just wish I could do more. But at least I can do this. Perhaps a random kits from my stash that I got from someone a while ago can bring someone comfort and a smile.