A short story today. It started with a phone call mid August from Joanne, one of my stitching friends. She is at a local flea market/garage sale held in the summer months. She tells me there is a booth selling perle cotton balls – do I want her to pick them up for me – how much is there – oh, a few bags – why not I say, I can use them for dyeing some samples – ok, I’ll drop them off shortly. She arrives a very short time later with not one bag but MANY bags. I ended up filling up 3 buckets to the brim in size 5, 8 and 12 perle cottons! I will explain that when I dye up colour combinations I always retain a small sample, usually about 5 meters for future reference so this is what I anticipated I would use them for.
The very next day I read a very touching post on Vicki’s blog, “Letters from Africa“. As they say, timing is everything! Vicki had received a letter from Josephine in Uganda
“Dear Vicki, I have found your name and contact from your blog “2 Bags Full.” My name is Josephine from Kampala Uganda. I am a social worker working with children who are vulnerable and disadvantaged between the ages of 6-18 years. The children are victims of physical and sexual abuse, children of young mothers and are living or affected with HIV and AIDS.”