Eight months after Cyclone Yasi and who knew people were still going without….without their homes, without their roofs, without their gardens, without their basic craft goodies…….still!!!
It was heartbreaking to see the devastation Cyclone Yasi dished out on this beautiful little spot in the world and is still recovering from, and to hear the stories, particularly the story of one lady who had bought a new, long awaited sewing machine the week before the cyclone, only to have it washed away by the sea along with everything she owned. Despite stories such as these, there was no dwelling on losses, no dwelling on ‘what could be’, only positive and forward-thinking, resilient women, sharing what they love best…..I felt very inspired and right at home!
Keep these ladies from the Cardwell Patchwork and Quilters, and others in the surrounding districts, in your thoughts and prayers as the upcoming cyclone season approaches our shores. Also if you want to send any donations for stash to the group, let me know and I will send you a contact address. All donations, I know, will be gratefully received.
XOX Wendy :O)