Happy Thanksgiving to all of you who are in the United States! In my family, it’s a wonderful day of incredible food and family being together. I feel fortunate to have married into a family that also values gathering together, since I live all the way across the country from my own family. We’re all looking forward to turkey and fun later in the day. I hope everyone else has a wonderful Thanksgiving too!
Thursday is my usual stocking day at Elliebelly, and I decided to let the yarn for the second week of my fundraiser for heifer.org go live today, despite the holiday. I hope everyone will eat turkey and enjoy their family today and take a look at lots of handpainted yarn tomorrow. There are lotteries and auctions listed as "Give Back" items, with the proceeds being donated to heifer to help hungry people become self-sufficient. So far, you all have helped me raise $234.00! I hope everyone will like this week’s items too. My goal is to raise enough money to donate the knitters basket (more on that below).
Here is a sneak peek at some more of the yarn you will find this week.
Although my original goal was to raise enough to donate one sheep, everyone’s generosity last week made a larger goal like the knitter’s basket possible, which seems so very appropriate in a season of thankfulness for what we have and love and charity towards others. The description of the basket on the heifer site reinforces for me how important it is too put together small amounts to help make a real difference in the lives of others:
year, instead of another sweater that will end up in the closet unworn,
why not honor Dad with a Knitting Basket -four wool-producing animals
that will give new hope to families in need? Your gift will warm his
heart and yield bundles of wool for clothes, blankets, ponchos and more
… handcrafted pieces to earn precious income for food and basic
necessities. Dad will love it!
gift of a Knitting Basket represents two llamas and two sheep — four
animals famous for their warm, income-producing wool. From shearing to
spinning, weaving and finally to selling woolen goods at market, the
gift of a Knitting Basket will help struggling families earn extra
income to break free from the grip of poverty and hopelessness. Over
time, as that gift multiplies and more animals are passed on to help
others in need, entire communities will be warmed by the precious wool
of a knitter’s basket
Enjoy your holiday today and join me tomorrow (or today if you’re doing a little post-turkey surfing) and help me Give Back.