While the media has died down regarding Sandy Hook Elementary School, my heart is still aching for all involved. This type of pain cannot be dismissed or delayed. It is present and will always be a sad memory. Time will heal some of the feelings, but never the photos and thoughts. I personally still think of those who will never fulfill their lives from the various incidents around the world.
I think of diplomas, weddings, births, and so many other things that won't happen.
We can treasure the time we did have with them and remember the smiles.
The Parent-Teachers Organization for Sandy Hook is planning for the return of the precious children with a 'Winter Wonder Land.' It will be done with the things that are familiar to children world-wide for the winter time like snowflakes, snowmen and sleighs traveling through the woods in the chill of the winter day.
As embroiderers, I know that you will want to participate in your own way. If you have not been able to think of something to do, I recommend that you consider doing something in embroidery. A free standing lace (FSL) is the perfect item but I hope that you also dream up something interesting as well.
I have several FSL snowflakes, snowmen and sleighs but I want to do something more.
The above are not FSL, but I think that using something like felt cloth, a white tote bag, perhaps an apron for a service person to wear, attached to a canvas, foam sheets and anything you can imagine.
Please try to remember not to include holidays, Christmas, Chanukah, Kwanza or other things like angels. This is a celebration of winter only.
Send your creation to:
60 Connolly Parkway
Building 12, Suite 103
Hamden, CT 06514
It needs to arrive before the opening of school on 1/12 but they also need to receive and prepare the area, so the sooner the better.
Embroiderers are the best of the best.
Thank you and I look forward to blogging in the New Year with great enthusiasm.
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