It seemed like a simple recipe:
stepping up to the stove!
I admit that I was spoiled after the Share A Square Program. More than 400 people from around the globe sent “granny squares” to make 140 afghans (each with 48 squares from different people) for children at Camp Sanguinity. It was one of the most amazing things I’ve ever experienced. If you don’t believe me, look at this:
Multiply that times 140, and you’re darned tootin’ it was all worthwhile!
However, that project filled my house to overflowing! When folks asked me if I would do it again this year, I decided to do a different project. Not just because of the space and time involved in making the afghans. God willing, many of the children who were at camp last year survived to go again this year. They would already have an afghan. I decided to give each child a “medicine bag” filled with three lucky charms.
I thought the Good Medicine Project would be an easy way to involve people who weren’t “crafty.” They could simply dig into a drawer and find 3 charms to send to me. I didn’t think I could have made that any easier.
Evidently, I was wrong again. I’m fighting my disappointment.
Right now, I have 44 bags (some of them with charms) made by only 8 different people. Additionally, two people have sent charms. I have 20 bags that I have made (and I can make the rest if I have to do so — because this project will get done!).
I haven’t done enough publicity. My bad. It’s time for me to get down to business. I’m going to be working in the next few days to get a separate “page” for the project so people can comment (I had to stop comments for any post older than 14 days because of the vast amount of spam comments I was getting). I’ll probably have to write people and beg them to post about the project. I thought you should be forewarned.
If you have suggestions, please, please share them with me. If you can help with blogging about the project or sending a charm or a medicine bag I hope you will.
There are 140 children who either have cancer or are the sibling of a child with cancer who can certainly use all the luck we can send them!
Excuse me, I have some work to get done.