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Do Something - Flood’m with Love’n

January 16th, 2011

Click on the FQ button and see what the good peeps at Fat Quarterly are doing if you donate to the Queensland Government Flood Relief Appeal. Every $5 can make a difference.  Check out Toni’s blog and see what needs to be done… and what can be done if we all give a little.  We all can make a difference. Oi. Oi. Oi.
There’s soooo much goodness out there that you can donate via and possibly win something - you’ll find it all on Toni’s blog.  I do want to shout out to my sisterfriends Sarah and Natalie and their donations.  Sarah is donating this quilt to support the Queensland Government Flood Relief Appeal …

… and Natalie is donating this quilt to support the Queensland Government Flood Relief Appeal…
These and soooooooooo much more CAN BE YOURS!

A personal appeal to anyone reading this to spend a little. I know times are tough - my own family is a victim of this bad economy.  My husband is on unemployment and we’re dipping into my dwindling savings to just buy groceries. Not to get too personal or too sob story-ish… but I DO KNOW how tough a spare $5 or $10 can be.  I also know what it’s like to live in a disaster and have help come from far and wide.  A little over 3 years ago we had a huge storm (20+ hours of hurricane winds and rain) - we lost part of our roof and dozens of trees; no heat, water and power for a week; no roads because they were under fallen trees; no phone, radio or tv; we were cut off from the world.  My little city was a sea of blue tarp’d roofs and roadways of fallen evergreens.
My street
By no means were we a Katrina or Queensland flooding… but it was a disaster and we needed help.  And we got it.  There is no feeling like it in the world to see people from lands far and away come and give you aid and love. Strangers who’ve left behind their families to come help yours.  Our little Oregon community was flooded with emergency crews and utility crews from all over Oregon as well as California, Montana and Idaho.  Washington was kinda busy with The Storm themselves - and yet we still had crews come from Washington.  Amazing.
Thank You!
The kindness of strangers, no matter how big or small… makes a difference.
Logger hero
No matter how tough times are for me, and no matter how little or big I can give… I always want to be someone’s Mountain Power of Idaho and hope you can too.

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22 Responses

  1. The fabulous WendyMT allegedly said:

    Bless your heart!

  2. The fabulous Natalie Lymer allegedly said:

    My SS, you are awesome xo

  3. The fabulous Mary Ann allegedly said:

    Straight to the point as always!

  4. The fabulous Nic @ Yardage Design allegedly said:

    What a wonderful post - your words are wise and touching - thanks for your support.

  5. The fabulous Robyn allegedly said:

    Thankyou so much for posting about this…
    I’m so glad you received help when you needed it and thankyou for passing the word.
    These people really need help however we can give it.
    A great post.
    People from far and wide are putting in… it’s awesome!!

  6. The fabulous Tammy allegedly said:

    What a beautiful story! I live on the Gulf Coast and see this wonderful exchange of help everytime a storm blows through the Gulf.

  7. The fabulous Thimbleanna allegedly said:

    THIS. is why you are SW1!

  8. The fabulous mo allegedly said:

    You are a big love!! I remember that big storm. We were in Maui (which was also getting pounded with rain) with Dave’s sister and her family and their basement in Seattle flooded while we were on the island. Dusty was out in Vernonia at the dog farm and they were flooded too. It was such a nasty storm. You are right though- always better to help.

  9. The fabulous Debbie St. Germain allegedly said:

    What wonderful quilts that they are donating.
    I find that quilters tend to gather to help others in need and feel proud to be part of a community of caring people. I am hoping to get better at quilting this year and work on some charity quilts.


  10. The fabulous Pat Sloan allegedly said:

    you rock the info! i stole your blog for my blog on Sunday! one gal on my FB group is from Australia an she spent a day helping her cousin clean out her totaled home

  11. The fabulous DianeP allegedly said:

    Monica - you are good, through and through. Thank you for showing us how we can all help!

  12. The fabulous Laurie allegedly said:

    Beautiful quilts and generous quilters, a lovely combination! Thanks for the reminder to help out…

  13. The fabulous Kristen allegedly said:

    You are, as usual, super inspiring. Instead of an auction, how do you help directly? I haven’t seen it anywhere. I want to give, but I certainly can’t afford these beautiful quilts? Is there an official government entity or charity in Queensland that takes Paypal for us in the US? Thanks! :)

  14. The fabulous Leslie Schmidt allegedly said:

    A very touching, inspiring post. It really is heart-warming to see people reach out to others in times of need. It helps balance out the ugliness of things like the shootings in AZ. I hope things in the Zombie household get better soon.

  15. The fabulous monica allegedly said:

    it’s always amazing how the blogging world gets together in times of need. No matter where the need is.

  16. The fabulous Kasi allegedly said:

    Oh Happy Zombie…don’t you know? You’re MY Mountain Power of Idaho! Every week I come to this fun and bright and happy place and my heart is filled with so much creative possibility that I rush back to my little sewing corner and seam-Seam-SEAM like MAAAAAD!

    Thank You!

  17. The fabulous KathiD allegedly said:

    Oh, you are THE BOMB and that’s why I love you so!

  18. The fabulous Linda allegedly said:

    Very inspirational, a great reminder for all of us. Thanks for sharing your creativity.

  19. The fabulous Busy Little Quilter allegedly said:

    I’ll have to say that this is the first time I have cried while reading your blog, other than laughing at something outrageosly hilarious.

    Alot of us are hurting in this economy, my family included. However, I have learned that giving, even if it’s a little bit, blesses us in more ways than we can ever imagine.

    I ♥ you!

  20. The fabulous Lemon Tree Tami allegedly said:

    I’m sorry that the economy has hit you too. My hubby has been out of work since September. Ugh! But I do think you’re right … a few dollars spared to help others out is always a good thing to do. Plus those quilts look amazing! :-)

  21. The fabulous Bernadette allegedly said:

    For those who want to donate to either Victoria (the Western Part of our state are currently experiencing their own floods - we currently have several townships totally isolated, with many having to be evacuated as the local rivers and creeks threatened to break through levees) or the Queensland Appeal, there are two opportunities - one is the Queensland Premiers Appeal and the other is the Victorian Flood Appeal through the Australian Red Cross. Many of these victims are now being victimised again as insurance companies argue over the fine print, often refusing to pay out on insurance policies that many believed covered them in this situation - some in Ipswich or Toowoomba have missed out because the wall of water coming down the hill hit them before the river flow rose enough.

  22. The fabulous Heidi allegedly said:

    You bought tears to my eyes, I live in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia where this flood event has happened and is also now happening in Victoria-a southern state here in Australia. I work in local government in Brisbane, I had to tell people (as part my job) what the predicted flood level would be on their property. I had to suck in the tears in many cases. Thank You so Much-it is all appreciated any help you can give! There has been traffic jams into the suburbs affected-volunteers going in to help strangers clean up after the flood. Thank You Monica for your words and support.

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