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I CAN'T believe my birthday was a week ago. It seems like so much has happened since then. Nothing particularly momentous, just life st...


I CAN'T believe my birthday was a week ago. It seems like so much has happened since then. Nothing particularly momentous, just life stuff.

A birthday always seems to mobilise me - another year gone, so much to do, so little time. This year's a big one. I have lots happening at work and my voluntary work with the Girl Guides has stepped up a notch. So much so, I'm asking for your help.

WHAT'S NEEDED
Lengths of six-strand embroidery thread. Any colour but particularly tones of red and green. The lengths need to be about 2m long, or a skein, if you're prepared to part with it. In fact, when you're next at your local craft store, I'd be thrilled if you bought us a skein.

WHAT'S IT FOR
The embroidery thread will be used by Girl Guides to make woven friendship bracelets. The bracelets will be sold in an Indian Girl Guide centre to raise funds for a project supporting the elimination of violence against women.

WHY NOW
It's an ongoing project but will be promoted during International Women's Day on Thursday and the bracelets will be made at a large Girl Guide camp, or Jamboree, at Canberra in April.

WHERE DO I SEND STUFF
If you're able to help, click "like" on my Facebook page so I can give credit where credit's due and send your embroidery threads to: Girl Guides NSW & ACT advocacy liaison, c/- Locked Bag 950, Strawberry Hills, NSW, 2012.

Oh, and please do spread the word...
And, thank you.

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4 comments

  1. I will thread on my to do list for this great project :)

    A happy belated birthday to you Ms Katiecrackernuts!!! I think we are close in age maybe...(73 baby)

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  2. I put up a blog post today and I'm going to print this out and collect floss and gold coins (to buy more floss) from the Sydney Brown Owls tonight. Hopefully we can get the word out there for you!
    -amy (badskirt)

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  3. I saw Amy's blog post and will be sending some your way!

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  4. I spent hours trying to get our knitting nancy to work, the instructions were terrible and even Youtube didn't help. I have to admit throwing it out in a fit of anger. Good luck with the collection, what a great idea.

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