Thursday, September 3, 2009

Sending my Iraqi Bundle of Love

Here are my two IBOL boxes ready to tape shut and send. This was such a small thing but I can't begin to tell you how gratifying it was. I am the wife of a retired career military man but all I could think of was "This is how wars are won. This is how peace is found; not through bombs and bullets." I don't care what your politics are, there are people in this situation who are hurting. There are people who are mothers, wives, daughters, sisters, friends just like me, who just want to love their families and find peace in their world. Perhaps these supplies will make clothing, or quilts to cover and warm their families, or maybe it will be something as simple as having a way to escape for a few minutes just creating. Even creating what appears to be a useless "chotchke." (I have made lots of "useless" things in my day, that have no other purpose than to be pretty or cute.) We know that sewing, knitting or stitching are good for the spirit and the body. It calms us, it lowers our blood pressure, it soothes our spirits. If these supplies don't do anything but give another woman a way to find a few moments of quite to calm her spirit, then so be it.

I think we get lost in the "if its not large, grand or eradicates an entire problem or situation then it is not good enough." So not true, reminds me of the saying, "How do you eat an elephant? One bite at a time." These are my bites.

I can take no credit for the serendipity of this part of one my bundles of love. When I went to grab a fabric to build my bundle, I grabbed this piece because it was large enough. Take a closer look at the fabric below. Now friends and neighbors, that is what I call a God thing.

Have you sent your bundle yet? Hurry, you have until Sept 8. Go to IBOL and leave a comment anywhere to any of the posts. You will be sent an address to send your package. It can be fabric, notions, scissors or even knitting supplies. It can be what you have or you can purchase supplies to send. There is even an Etsy seller where you can buy a bundle that the seller will send. Whatever works for you. Just do it.


  1. I am working on mine right now. I will post photos of mine on my blog this weekend.
    I love this idea so much. I know how much it means to me to receive "bundles of love" and I want to share that wonderful feeling.

  2. What an incredibly awesome project. I'm going to check this out right now.


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