stitching for hope

craft hope

It’s been a slow start to the new year for me. The hours passing by as L and I snooze on the couch, and keeping, for the most part, mainly indoors because I don’t want to take my new babe out in the cold, but it’s hard to ignore what is going on in the rest of the world. The visuals of the devastation in Haiti is jarring and I count my blessings and say a prayer for all those who have been touched by this latest assault. 

When I read about this project by Craft Hope on Jolly Bee‘s blog, I was struck by the kindness in the crafting and blogging community. I was also inspired by founder of Craft Hope, Jade of chikaustin, who came up with idea behind Craft Hope last year, all-the-while raising a family with a third child on the way. That’s the kind of spirit that inspires me to continue to be creative in my daily life, so I had to take part in their 6th project, the Orphan Foundation Red Scarf Project. 

At first, I thought I didn’t own any red yarn, but after searching through my stash — which involved digging through a Rubbermaid bin (I’m the first to admit that some yarn organization is in order soon!) I found a skein of bulky berry red. Perfect! That means big needles, and with a Valentine’s Day deadline (hence red scarf) it’s just what I was looking for. Paired with some leftover black, it would create a great quick knit. 

Thanks Jodi for turning me on to this project. A little HOPE is exactly what is needed now.


One thought on “stitching for hope

  1. I’m so glad you’re doing this. It will be fun! And that’s the thing about having a stash…you never know what you’re going to find buried in a tote or a pile. It’s like Christmas all over again. Of course the downside is that I can never find anything when I really need it. I can’t wait to see what comes off of your needles. Something beautiful, I’m sure.

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