Tomorrow will be my birthday , I have long past had my quota of birthdays but I still face each day with a song in my heart and a skiffle around to the music on the radio , and when get a chance , a stupid fit of the giggles with bluebell
It has been a lovely day so far ,I had good news from my son , a trip to our fabric guild AND I went for a birthday lunch , compliments of bluebell .
I have pressies and cards to open in the morning
I have been reading in the British patchwork & quilting magazine Jan,. issue an article called African threads .
It tells how grandmothers are being left to care for their grandchildren orphaned by HIV/AIDS epidemic . These grannies are doing embroidery and applique and other crafts to help support these poor children, the wall hangings are beautiful . The article is detailed and too long for me to type but please look at
A lady calledValerie Header wrote the article
Valeries blog www.threadlink.typepad.com/africanthreads
You can also send val an email firstname.lastname@example.org
Valerie Header is a textile artist and author who was born in South Africa and lives in Nova Scotia Canada .
Valerie was awarded the Dorothy McMurdie Award by the Canadian quilters Ass,.for her contribution to quilting in Canada
Valerie would welcome links to her websites to help promote the work of South African textile artists
I do not know Valerie but was so moved by the article I wanted to share it .