1. Thank you for all the subscribe requests. But, I goofed. To make it readable, you would need to have a WordPress ID / Login. I know most of you are on blogger so may not have one. I felt a little foolish so I didn’t want to repost asking you to do that. So, I am still not sure what to do with my blog. Some have opined to me that I might be overreacting a bit. But, I kind of feel like I want to present myself to a potential employer and not let them draw conclusions from here. But, I’ll think about it more and figure out what to do. The last thing I want is to go offline completely.
2. I do have a dress finished that I’m going to post later!
3. Arielle. Many of you know her as Larkibane on PatternReview.com. If you need a ‘real’ person to put on the face of this earthquake, here’s one. Arielle lives in Haiti. Her roof caved into her house after the quake. She and her mother are sleeping outside with friends and neighbors. I’ve known her online for about a year now and there isn’t a more cheerful and enthusiastic sewist I’ve come across. I heard from her today and she tells me:
Rene, the smell alone…I dont’ have any neighbors with house standing. The main street near my house, miles of rubble. Schools! The chapel where I had my 1st communion is gone, the church where my parents married gone. My mother got up, the wall of the bookstore came down. I lost my 88 yo great-cousin/neighbor. Both our houses look like hollywood film sets, pretty facades, nothing behind.
I am saying this because I truly consider her to be a friend and exchanged emails with many of you who were worried about her. I am still worried about her.
Please, please consider donating. Personally, I give to ADRA, the Adventist Development and Relief Agency. I went to Fla. with them in high school for a hurricane clean up and it was the most organized organization. That, and several of my classmates continue to work for them so I can speak first hand on thier expertise. And, in case you are thinking of telling me that the US is sending a gabillion dollars in aid already and those are your tax dollars anyway I would reconsider leaving that comment.
Yes, I did think of immediately packing up fabric and a sewing machine for her. But, I realize she doesn’t even have a wall with an outlet to plug into right now.
You can also check out what the Selfish Seamstress is doing. I have a new travel mug coming to ride to work with Nigel and I in the mornings.