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Iraqi Bundles of Love

August 12th, 2009

Twitter… not just for getting traffic updates or reading what Stephen Colbert wants for breakfast. Every now and then Twitter shines in this amazing and powerful way.  Like watching a snowflake turn into a snowball.  I saw Kathy had tweet’d “Iraqi Bundles of Love, a project to distribute sewing supplies before Kristin’s husband departs Iraq” along with a link to here.
Iraqi Bundles of Love
I read Kristin’s post, and that led me to her husband’s blog Iraqi Bundles of Love (aka IBOL) with more info.
What to do.
How to do it.
When to do it by.
I’m so in. In. In. IN!
Iraqi Bundles of Love
I lovingly wrapped up tons of fat quarters and yardage, and even added one of my Strawberry Delight needlebooks.  My yellow ribbon was intentional and symbolic.
Iraqi Bundles of Love
Something magical and wonderful happens when you Give… you immediately Get. Big time. The Get is always bigger then the Give. And an empty shelf in which to buy and store new fat quarters and yardage on… that’s gravy.

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33 Responses

  1. The fabulous rachel allegedly said:

    awww.
    how inspiring.

    and true that…
    sew. reap. time. & harvest.

    i feel like i haven’t talked, well typed with you in forever.
    *sigh*



  2. The fabulous Happy allegedly said:

    You are so sweet hon, I love that you are sending these lovely fat quarters…you are an angel :)



  3. The fabulous Jen in NY allegedly said:

    Awesome, awesome, awesome. You rock Monica.



  4. The fabulous floribunda allegedly said:

    what a nice bundle! I have mine all picked out but haven’t made it to the PO for a box yet…



  5. The fabulous Lori Ricci allegedly said:

    Can I just say that I love what you do? Say thank you, send fabric … so I am checking out the website and looking to send some fabric love to our troops ~ thanks



  6. The fabulous laurie allegedly said:

    Thanks for the link.



  7. The fabulous Karen allegedly said:

    Wow - now I know what to do with the stuff in my stash that needs a good home. Thanks!



  8. The fabulous Kathi D allegedly said:

    Thanks for the reminder, and the nudge. What a great project!



  9. The fabulous badlandsquilts allegedly said:

    Thanks for the inspiring post… If its ok with you I’ll be doing a post this week linking to IBOL (and you)AND I’ll be mailing my package off!



  10. The fabulous Meredith allegedly said:

    Thanks for posting this! I have a bundle ready to mail tomorrow!



  11. The fabulous Sharon allegedly said:

    Your a good person Monica.



  12. The fabulous Mary Ann/Ca allegedly said:

    Thanks for the link, I already have the address in hand and am pulling from the containers and shelves as we speak..er..as I type!



  13. The fabulous Wendy allegedly said:

    I’m sending one off as well -
    Lets do what we can to help out our sewing sisters everywhere -



  14. The fabulous IBOL Guy allegedly said:

    Thanks for the link. Does this mean I’m going to wake up to someone eating my brains?



  15. The fabulous Shawn allegedly said:

    What a thoughtful and beautiful package you put together Monica, I know I have some fabric/yarn to contribute.



  16. The fabulous Jackie allegedly said:

    How thoughtful! You are right the get is always bigger than the give.



  17. The fabulous Anita allegedly said:

    Thank you for sharing, I’m going to team up with a knitting friend to prepare a package. What a great project!



  18. The fabulous Thimbleanna allegedly said:

    I read about this the other day — I love the symbolism you’ve used in your wrapping. You’re awesome!



  19. The fabulous Kristin L allegedly said:

    You rock!



  20. The fabulous v and co allegedly said:

    i’m off to check it all out! with jake being home i am now in the other side of so many wonderful people that helped me out when he was gone…i want to be that helpful someone to sombody else! thanks for the opportunity!



  21. The fabulous v and co allegedly said:

    oh and btw i am so in LOVE with your little strawberry ontop!



  22. The fabulous down pillow allegedly said:

    Wow, I am there to help do my part! Thanks for the link- what a fantastic idea!



  23. The fabulous Sharon allegedly said:

    Let’s see if this one works. Thank you for the technical free support. I’ve been commenting on alot of your post but wondered why I never heard back. Now I know. Your so smart.



  24. The fabulous Paula allegedly said:

    That is so cool! I love it!



  25. The fabulous a pocket full of posies... allegedly said:

    What a wonderful project!!! and your donation is too sweet! (AND adorable!!!) and you are so right…when you give you always get way more back!! that’s good stuff!
    Blessings!
    Jill



  26. The fabulous cathy gillette allegedly said:

    how wonderful! going to the site and gonna send off some goodies!!!thanks



  27. The fabulous Candace allegedly said:

    What a wonderful contribution, Monica - makes my heart glow - and I’m hopping right on over there!
    Cheers!



  28. The fabulous Anne Heidi allegedly said:

    Sounds like a wonderful project- your bundle looks just perfect and I am sure it will bring lots of joy to the receiver!



  29. The fabulous Julie allegedly said:

    How very nice! I love the way you wrapped your bundle, too, and the needle book is just wonderful.



  30. The fabulous kathy allegedly said:

    very cool! i rarely tweet because I never think I have anything worthwhile to share, your bundle exudes love and caring, beautiful to see :)



  31. The fabulous Krystal Hosmer allegedly said:

    I sent my IBOL off last week. Yours is darling! I sent unfinished quilts that have been staring at me for YEARS and I am so glad to have them go to a good home.



  32. The fabulous suesue allegedly said:

    Thanks for the link. I was wondering what to do with the fabric my mom is giving me. Looking around my sewing room, I really don’t need it at all. I also have so much yarn I’ll never use. I left a comment on the blogsite because I couldn’t find an email address. I hope I get a response this week so I can send out some boxes. Thanks again for spreading such sweetness and love!!



  33. The fabulous raesha allegedly said:

    I am so totally in. What an awesome idea!! And I love that your bundle is featured in one of the photos on the IBOL website:)



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