Does anyone ever ask you why you do this blogging thing? Well, next time they do I have two great reasons for you to share:
- Do you read the yarn harlot? Twice she has challenged her readers — once after the tsunami in Asia and then again this holiday season — to forgo a few luxuries like that extra cup of $4 coffee and think about those less fortunate. She created the group Knitters Without Borders to support the very worthy cause of Doctors Without Borders. She put a goal out there to raise $120K this year and it’s already been blown away and the results have only been tallied through the 20th of December — $258,939.00 dollars to date.
- The craft auction for the Kim family started yesterday and will continue until the 7th of January. You may recall their heroic story and loss from back in late November/early December. Kati Kim is a great supporter of the indie craft community so Lisa, Stephanie, and their mom Gerrie organized an auction to give her and her girls a big virtual hug in this time of need. All of the art has been donated by the artists so that all proceeds go to the Kim family. This morning — after less than 24 hours of bidding — the auction total has almost reached $12,000.00.
Can we all say WOW! I find myself very humbled to be a tiny little part of a community that is so caring. I knew the inhabitants of this crafty bloggy world were great but, being the overachievers that they are, I think I’ll now have to say they are greater than great. Wow, ladies, wow.