Monday, 17 October 2011

An inspirational visit to Cardwell…

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.   Grab a cuppa and please enjoy the scrapbook album I’ve created (using the new “My Memories” software I won from Vikki). Sugary hugs XOX  Wendy :O)


Christine said...

Hi Wendy

I have some quilt tops left and some fabric I would be happy to send them up

Fee said...

Thanks so much for sharing the story and pics Wendy. We sometimes forget about these areas once they disappear from the news.

Hugs - Fee X

Dawn said...

Oh my, we go about our business as usual after the news is over, its so sad and to know a fellow quilter or anyone for that matter is struggling still after 8 months..saddening. Praying their homes can be rebuilt in a hurry and thay can get back to some normalacy..
Many Hugs for reminding us
Dawn x x