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Dear Dr. Drew, I have an Iraqi Bundles of Love addiction - and I don’t want help.

August 28th, 2009

I’m so passionate about Iraqi Bundles of Love.   My first bundle is already in Iraq, and all I want to do is send more, more, more. There are no words to express my joy when I saw the photos of my bundle in Iraq. IN IRAQ!   Thanks to Art La Flamme (aka IBOL Guy), and with the help of his wife Kristin La Flamme… there’s a new Oprah in town.
Iraqi Bundles of Love
Because of IBOL - we’ve been given the opportunity to give big.  To be ambassadors in global kindness.  Little grass roots grow into big beautiful bountiful harvests - and continue to grow and grow.   Bundle by bundle.   My deepest thanks and gratitude to the La Flamme’s for giving me the privilege of Doing Something and Making A Difference. Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!!  And thank you to all the good people who serve our country… and also to those who are servin’ up the Bundles of Love in Iraq.

And because my creek-bed of curiosity never runs dry, I’d love to know via comments what you’ve sent or plan to send or what you think is a good idea to send.  I’m thinking my next bundle I’m going to name.  It seems only fitting that I name it Stephen.  Stephen Colbert.  And the one after that… I’m calling the next bundle Al Roker. It think we should all name our bundles!

I made myself an IBOL button, and please help yourself to one (or both).   SPREAD THE GOOD WORD!  Two options, 1) download the button, or 2) snag the code, or 3) print it out and pin it to your clothing.  Enjoy!

Yellow & Pink, 130 px wide:
Iraqi Bundles of Love

<a href=”http://ibol.wordpress.com”><img src=”http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g105/cheesezom/ibol_yellow_130.jpg” alt=”Iraqi Bundles of Love” width=”130″ height=”172″ border=”0″></a>

Green & Blue, 130 px wide:
Iraqi Bundles of Love

<a href=”http://ibol.wordpress.com”><img src=”http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g105/cheesezom/ibol_green_130.jpg” alt=”Iraqi Bundles of Love” width=”130″ height=”172″ border=”0″></a>

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42 Responses

  1. The fabulous rachel allegedly said:

    cute, cute, cute.

  2. The fabulous Ricki allegedly said:

    I need to get my arse in gear on this. You’re bundle is SEW beautiful!

    Wouldn’t it be neat to see what they make with it?

  3. The fabulous Carrie allegedly said:

    Your bundle is, of course, CAUTE!!!

    It was fun wasn’t it….very cool idea.


  4. The fabulous Kristin L allegedly said:

    Your logo/button kicks my logo/button’s butt!

    My bundle had some sewing machine accessories, needles, flannel, and cotton fabrics, some gauzy yellow fabric and bits and bobs of yarn.

    (P.S. I totally get your 808 Aloha reference now (wouldn’t have gotten it a year ago))

  5. The fabulous blop allegedly said:

    Gosh, I think I know where I can donate my “stuff”..how cool is that? Nice to see your pkg arrive in one piece! Great job!

  6. The fabulous Hedgehog allegedly said:

    I sent a bundle via the Netherlands address - included fabric, ribbon, pins, thread, zippers, and yarn. :)

  7. The fabulous Mary allegedly said:

    I found your blog from Kristin’s link to your button, cool by the way. I’ve sent 6 bundles. Like you I just feel so good being able to DO something. And, like you it was a thrill to see them in Iraq. Three of them were among the first to arrive, and that felt so good I had to send more. I didn’t think of naming them, though. Fabric, thread, needles, pins, zippers, trim…I think that’s it. The only thing I bought was packets of needles and polyester webbing to tie it all together.

  8. The fabulous Susanne allegedly said:

    Since you asked… I’m sending a dozen or so pieces of fabric (1-3 yards, cotton & flannel), thread and 2 zippers. I’m the sort of person who has good intentions but never gets around to doing anything good/nice/helpful. So, a huge debt of gratitude to Art for making it easy to do a small good thing.

  9. The fabulous jill allegedly said:

    i sent a bunch of fabric, some thread, pins, trims. i had such fun doing it and i might send another before the deadline. bonus: i see my bundle in that picture you linked!

  10. The fabulous Llyn M allegedly said:

    I tried putting your button on my page, but the code doesn’t work. Suggestions?

  11. The fabulous Ila K. allegedly said:

    I saw mine in a posted picture too. My 15 minutes of fame!

    Of course, not up front and personal like yours, but still…

    I sent masculine flannels, a large container of buttons, and cones of thread.

  12. The fabulous Lallee allegedly said:

    Thank you for this heads up! I am working on my box and will post Monday. Thanks for the adorable buttons. I will include one when I post!

  13. The fabulous kern allegedly said:

    I sent three bundles of yarn and fabric. Have you seen the post on Old Mother Hubbard?

  14. The fabulous Anna F. allegedly said:

    Love the buttons! I grabbed a green one:)
    My bundle was a big hodge podge of stuff that had been sitting here waiting for a new home. Yarn, knitting and crochet needles, fq’s, sewing notions, gosh maybe I should write down what I didn’t throw in there! I loved putting it together and I felt that the box was way too small, there was so much more that these ladies could use. What a great way to bless them!

  15. The fabulous jaybird allegedly said:

    great button!! i’m snagging it as soon as i am in blog update mode tonight!

  16. The fabulous Krystal Hosmer allegedly said:

    I sent two bundles, plus contributed to two more with my mom - who sent 6 more. Then sister Kim sent a YarnBOL and a SMS bundle. Plus I think mom had 2 more…

    We sent big pieces of wool and flannel, some left over pieces of polar fleece, three unfinished quilts, scissors, a huge can of buttons, heavy quilting thread, quilting magazines with the Christmas articles removed, and of course endless pieces fabric yarn and .

    Mom and I are getting together to work on SSP#3 for Art on Sunday. No spilling what it is but there are going to be a LOT of small smiles for Art to post on his blog next month.

    I saw your bundle on the blog too, and you’re right… it almost makes you cry or dance with joy when you see that your gift is ready to join the others and made the safe ocean voyage.

  17. The fabulous Stephanie allegedly said:

    I want to put the little button on my blog, but when I copy the code I don’t get any picture. Any suggestions? I just get the word ‘Iraqi’.

  18. The fabulous Bren allegedly said:

    Thanks you soooo much for the cute IBOL button! I will be getting my bundles ready & will make a way for more on the website. . . (I love this!!!)
    xo, Bren

  19. The fabulous Heather allegedly said:

    Thanks for the button - off to add it to my blog now. Cheers!

  20. The fabulous jenny b harris allegedly said:

    Cool! Cute! Thanks!

  21. The fabulous AwtemNymf allegedly said:

    Good for you! I sent 2 bundles already. Heavy and jam-packed :) Not only did I send fabric but I sent spools of thread, ric rac, seam binding, and bobbins. It sure does the Karma and Soul good when you do these kinds of things. I love it and am hoping to sen 2 more! :O) I had to refrain from sending Halloween as I don’t think they celebrate that and I didn’t want to offend anyone! Kudos for spreding some SEWin’ Love! Hugs

  22. The fabulous Magpie Sue allegedly said:

    LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the buttons!! Had to replace the original one as soon as I saw this version on the IBOL blog.

    As far as naming my bundles, I have a hard time naming my quilts never mind anything else! Although, I might name the first one Art and the second Kristin…

  23. The fabulous Ina allegedly said:

    I love your enthusiasm…it’s in every thing you do! ;0

  24. The fabulous suesue allegedly said:

    I sent fabric and sewing needles in the first. The second one I started has yarn and thread. I saw the coolest idea about using a space bag to get more yarn in the box!! Thanks for the link and Thank God for Art!

  25. The fabulous Courtnie allegedly said:

    In my package I put 2 yds of navy blue fabric and several smaller size pieces of assorted fabric. I also enclosed 3 pr. scissors, pins, needles, pin cushion, yarn, and 6 spools of thread.
    Tied with a ribbon and a prayer. It was alot of fun!

  26. The fabulous Amber allegedly said:

    I so knew that was your bundle on top of that box when I saw those picts before :) I haven’t gotten a chance to send something out myself, but I love this idea, and am happy to see that so many ppl are doing this :)

  27. The fabulous Mary allegedly said:

    I had my bundle all ready to go, and it sat and sat until I could muster up the energy to drag my two toddlers into the post office to get an APO box, then back again to mail it…. it’s still sitting, waiting. Then, an angel… SewMamaSew came to my rescue and I ordered a bundle through them! Now I can relax that my bundle of love has made it and once my toddlers start preschool I can pick up some APO boxes to use for (hopefully) future charitable bundles, or for some care packages to a soilder….

  28. The fabulous Debbie Lindgren allegedly said:

    After I saw you bundle, I got my ready right away. LOved email the Maj. I had two kids in Iraq at the same I, and I was honored to be involved. A close friend sent one and the small quilt store I work at in Maricopa, California sent.

  29. The fabulous Mary Ann/Ca allegedly said:

    So my first bundle went off last week. It had 4 yds of fabric in yd pieces, a finished quilt top with the backing included, 3 cones of threads, 5 1/2 yd pieces of solids, needles, pins and a new wrist pin cushion. The second is sitting on the table now awaiting my stash busting soiree tomorrow AM..and then it will go directly to the post office. A name…humm…Jane Austen?

  30. The fabulous Jennifer allegedly said:

    i know how you feel - when i saw my bundle there in the front of the stack…i was thrilled to know it was there already and that some person would be receiving it soon.

    i sent: 25 6.5″ quilt squares made and received in a few block swaps, 2 kinds of yarn, knitting needles, a bag of various buttons, several zippers, several pieces of fabrics in the yard+ sizes in both quilting weight and bottom weight, quite a few fat quarters and half yard pieces of fabric and i printed out knitting instructions that used more pictures than words.

    and i get the 808 (aloha!) comment… i still remember my hubby’s honolulu number more than i remember his current texas one.

  31. The fabulous nanette allegedly said:

    You have such a good heart Monica. You are so genuine. That is my favorite thing about you and there are lots of great qualities to choose from.

  32. The fabulous Erin allegedly said:

    Thank you for this awesome way to share IBOL on our blogs! I could learn a thing or two from you!

  33. The fabulous HollyinVA allegedly said:

    I boxed up five boxes today! I am happy to see my past purchases go to a “better place”.

    I sent 1-2 quilt books per box. Three boxes have ziplock baggies of squares & scraps of fabric. Two boxes have larger pieces of fabric—fleece & a very pretty linen that I never did anything with.

    Tomorrow, I plan to shop for yarn goods to fill up 3 more boxes. I have store coupons, so I will definitely get some bargains.

    I am hoping some other military family starts up a scrapbooking/paper craft donation, I HAVE EVEN more of that stuff to share!!

    Happy Labor Day Weekend to All & thanks to our wonderful Military & their brave families,

  34. The fabulous AnyoneCanQuilt allegedly said:

    I am way behind, and I am SO going to send a bundle! Or a few bundles. Thanks so much for the button my friend. I’m going to see if I can add it to my blog without Mr. ACQ’s help… I’m not that strong a swimmer. xo

  35. The fabulous Shawn allegedly said:

    Well Monica, you gave me the little nudge I needed. I picked up my box yesterday, bundled up my bundle of fabrics and yarn today and will send it out tomorrow, thanks!

  36. The fabulous Cathy MW allegedly said:

    Thank you for the cute buttons! Hard to choose which one — but I did & it’s at the top of my blog.

    Off to pack up another bundle …..

  37. The fabulous CJ allegedly said:

    I sent two stuffed boxes - some different printed cottons, some denim, lots of thread, needles, scissors. buttons, ribbon, bias tape, a quilt magazine in each bundle, bobbins,lace. It was pretty fun to see what I could get to fit in the boxes.

  38. The fabulous Candace allegedly said:

    IBOL guy and Monica rock! (I wonder if he chops wood, too) Sent my little bundle with all sorts of mending things, trims, buttons, fabric and lots and lots of love and support! I love the thought of naming them….must get another one together…

  39. The fabulous Fitzy allegedly said:

    My daughter is Sygnett, also stationed with IBOL guy. I’m sending another box today in her honor. Loves my soldier, and adore the IBOL Guy!

  40. The fabulous Meredith allegedly said:

    I mailed mine last week! And I just started a new blog, so I’ll add your button to it. Nice job! {and naming your bundle after Stephen Colbert cracked me up!}

  41. The fabulous The Slapdash Sewist allegedly said:

    Oh cool, I love the buttons! I’m going to use one on my blog. Thank you!

  42. The fabulous The Slapdash Sewist allegedly said:

    And I should add so it’s clear I’m not just talking the talk–just sent off my two bundles, large yardage of solid colored or simple print fabric, buttons, thread, and needles.

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