"If there’s a world here in a hundred years, it’s going to be saved by tens of millions of little things. The powers-that-be can break up any big thing they want. They can corrupt it or co-opt it from the inside, or they can attack it from the outside. But what are they going to do about 10 million little things? They break up two of them, and three more like them spring up!" - Pete Seeger, in YES! Magazine
Today we had a fairly relaxed day here at home. The weather was TERRIFIC, but terribly hot for some of us....ok...me, so after a morning of cleaning up the yard, riding bikes in the street, and playing we came inside for some shelter from the elements. The girls and I decided to start a Project Linus piece. V got distracted and made a pillow instead. E and I finished one quilt top before realizing we have no backing material or batting. Uh...oops!
The project: Make a blanket for Project Linus with my young seamstress.
Time: One hour
Why bother? She loves to sew, but we need an outlet. This project meets both needs while providing blankets for a good cause. I still have the knitted cap the hospital gave E when she was born.
Worth it? Time spent together working on a common project, making something for a stranger who might really appreciate the gift, all worth it.