No, my first WIP involves gathering comments on a blog post. For a good cause.
If you have already read these two posts, you might be rolling your eyes and thinking "not again...." But I hope that is not what you are thinking. Yes, the Colorbox quilt sold for a shocking amount of money, all going to charity. And yes, Mark and I are donating $1 for each comment left on this post. At this writing, the check will be for $207, but we would like it to be for much much more.
Look at this picture.
(picture courtesy of MCC)It caught my eye from the moment I first saw it. I have three Singer Featherweights. I love them. I take them to quilting retreats.On the other side of the world, these women are sewing on Singer sewing machines too.
They are part of another facet supported by MCC, "Mother's Union Development Project, through partner Episcopal Church of Sudan (ECS) in Juba, Sudan. The Mother's Union provides vocational training and small business management skills and and teaches sewing and tailor to women (pictured). This is part of Sudan: Coming Home, a multiyear MCC effort to help rebuild communities in southern Sudan."
My great uncle spent many years in Sudan. It is a country that has been in conflict with itself, a civil war lasting over twenty years. It is one of the most impoverished places in the world. Yet these women are learning skills that will help provide for their families and community. They are a Work in Progress. You can help by leaving a comment here. For each comment, you get a shot at some scraps leftover from the Colorbox quilt, but more importantly you will be helping these women.
Our son, Aaron, got creative yesterday. I don't think he is a regular reader of this blog. His interests fall more along reading uni-watch, where the minutiae of changes in sports logos and uniforms are the topic, rather than sewing tutorials. Go figure...
But he left forty (40!) one-word comments, not only adding $40 to the total, but on the chance that Random Number Generator chooses one of his comments, he is generously donating those scraps to someone else. In his own (partial) words:
(Lucky for him "word verification" is disabled on this blog...)
So on to Swoon:
Seven blocks done, and only two more to go.
The center fabric, from Italy, is kind of stretchy but I really like it. These are the blocks I worked on yesterday and today:
And I'm linking up with Lee, who generously gives us this chance to share our Works in Progress. Thanks, Lee.