Inspired by the golden-hearted Yarn Harlot and Tricoteuses Sans Frontières, Susan and Margene are hosting Give A Little for Hurricane Katrina relief. Can you help? If the glow of charitable giving isn't sufficient inducement to surf on by, they're also offering the most covetable prizes. Do have a look.
The suffering in the devastated Gulf Coast certainly puts a shameless personal plea for help into proper perspective. Shameless. Personal. My scarf for adventurous Celia's Scarf Exchange, a modified version of Amanda Blair Brown's Stripes and Bobbles, is almost finished. But I'm stricken with indecision on what colors to use for the bobbles. Can you help? Please leave suggestions in the comments. Thanks.
Here she is, Stripes Without Bobbles (click on the photo for a larger version):
Wonderful Fannie from Marseilles sent another SP5 surprise: A Year in Provence by Peter Mayle. I'm hooked and others must be too – it's the first book in a media triumph that includes two sequels, Toujours Provence and Encore Provence, a book group guide from the publisher, and a movie starring the author. Again, by a happy synchronicity, it arrived at just the right moment, after a truly dreadful week. Thank you, Fannie!
And thanks also to Christina for her e-card, which provided a timely, gentle lift.
Roundabout Exit 151, my township is currently hosting 38 hurricane evacuees, ranging in age from babes in arms to seniors. People longing to donate "stuff" now have names, faces, and shirt sizes! There's overflowing response to immediate needs and some thoughtful provision for the longer term as well. I certainly expect there will be a longer term – after so much horror and loss, I can understand why someone might not ever want to return.