The Sisterhood is the brain child of a lovely young mum called Sophie. She is a blogger and a mum and she thought maybe if we joined together we could support other women. That's why we are called the Sisterhood. It's not that guys are not allowed, it's about us showing other women we care. I probably not putting it very well, you can read what Sophie says here. Sophie put out calls several times for people to help other people, and apart from sending an old man who had an operation an Agatha Christie book, I hadn't really been part of it. I wanted to do something meaningful for each woman and I was paralyzed by not being able to do the perfect thing.
Then I remembered to last year during the worst of the earthquakes when I was stretched to the very limit of my resources and someone I didn't really know in America sent me a care package with no return address so I couldn't thank them. I remembered how I felt. I cried. I felt loved. I felt listened to. I felt like someone cared about my pain and confusion. I remember that it helped me to pick myself up and start sewing squares together. I've been sewing squares and rectangles together ever since and gradually I've been pulling myself together as I do.
The time was running out for the next lot of care packages to go out and I was getting desparate. Then I saw Rebecca on Facebook who sells beautiful things in a shop called "Keeping it Kawaii" I asked her if I could buy some pretty notebooks and pens and of course she said yes. They are winging their way to me.
I looked up Kawaii on the internet (as you do), it means acceptable love. My gift is an acceptable way of showing love! Hurray. And then I got it. Because we are all joining together, we are all putting in our little thing, together it makes a bundle of love. It's not about having the best, most appropriate present, it's just about lots of us getting together and loving on another person who is struggling big time.
And then because I remembered how good it feels when someone remembers what you are going through enough to DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT, today I sewed two star blocks for a lady who needs them.