Sunday, August 23, 2009

Support Women.

Pixiedust Gather friends! check it out.
Thank you Pixiedust fabrics for a shout out! ;-)

Guess whose a happy camper?
(X's and O's were a demand in the quilting across the bottom. ;-)
click to enlarge. No problemo!

See mom! That's why you had to add a dog in the bottom corner!
My radio covers the other one!
Thanks MOM!

you are so welcome. ;-)

As I waited for my strawberry muffins to be done, I was reading the New York Times Magazine article about Saving The Worlds WOMEN... It made me think a lot about what I try to teach my daughter, about who SHE is, who We are, and how we affect the world.

This is an amazing article, showing what a little can do for a lot of people... if you get the chance, please read it online or go pick it up today in the Sunday NY TIMES...

They list a bunch of places where you can sponsor a specific child, or woman, or give a loan to help someone find themselves, make money, live and empower.

Please check out these links.
I've supported the first two, and want to help out more with the others...
In particular, Globalgiving... go take a glance.
Helping women all ov er the world
Help girls go to school
choose a woman to give a loan to.
Help Edna run the maternity hospital she began with her life savings.
Helping to educate woman and others to support women.
Sponsor a girl abroad

So as I sit and teach B to sew, or garden, or cook, or how to brush her teeth properly, I also need to teach her to be independent, and mindful of other girls & women, as we all need to work together and support each other, no matter where we are, what we have or don't, even whether we have money to give. We can teach others our skills, and be proud to be women.

How Can I help someone besides myself today.

I think I want to do more. Perhaps I can get some help from all of you...
Stay tuned. My brain is working...

Strawberry Muffins recipe is at my food blog.
try this yourself!


  1. Cute little quilt! No wonder your fingers are sore.
    Raising children to value themselves and others is sometimes harder than you think it is going to be. You are making it look easy. Well done, my friend!!
    Those muffins are making my mouth water. Happy eating!

  2. Her little quilt is wonderful! I'm looking forward to hearing about your next project. You have so much energy! And those muffins - YUM! Is the recipe on your other blog?

  3. I love the direction the end of your post is going. Keep the wheels turning in that head and post those ideas. i would love to help if it is something I am able to do.

  4. I think as moms we think about these things all the time. All the time.

  5. Congrats on the Pixiedust shout-out!

    Cute mat - perfect for a little girl's room.

    You've given me food for thought and I'm off to find that article in the Sunday NY Times. Thanks for the info.

    And speaking of food... I posted the recipe for Peach Salsa today. I think you should be able to use your already-canned peaches, no problem.

    Have a great Sunday!

  6. Great post. I have always taught my daughter to follow her dreams, be independent and to look at how she could help other people. I told her to always be able to support herself and any children she may have. There is lots we can do right in our own communities. My daughter taught public school for 4 years and then decided she wanted to do more. During those 4 years she found out how many children right around us need help.

  7. Thanks for directing me to that article. It was well worth reading and thought provoking. Now I want to DO something!
    By the way the muffins look yummy! :0)

  8. Here's a little something all quilters can do to help the Iraqi women: Iraqi Bundles of Love

  9. I'd love to help...count me in when you think of your next project! I think the best way I can teach my kids is to lead by example!

  10. What a great post! I believe in helping, too. Here's another option, since you mentioned worldwide loans to help people get on their feet:

  11. that looks super yummy! Are those cranberries...?

    Also LOVE the baby quilt!


  12. Love the post. Another great cause is Room to Read Helps poor children all over the world, especially girls by building libraries and giving scholarships to girls who otherwise couldn't afford to go to school.

  13. touch one soul and you've touched the world - raising B to be a kind mindful woman is your imprint on this world


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