Friday, August 10, 2012

Finished Friday - A Bag, a Skirt, Dishcloths, a Frog, a Bluebird, a Bag, and a Starfish

If you would like to join me in this Finished Friday quest to get rid of all the half finished projects we all have... please blog about your project(s) you have finished the past week on Friday's, and come back here and leave a comment with your blog link. If this is successful, in the future I might set up a linky list you can join. Projects do not have to be projects you procrastinated on, they can be anything, sewing/crocheting/knitting or any other fiber art, and they need to be FINISHED! :)


This post is everything that I got done for Fair after my last Finished Friday! :) So in other words, you've seen all these pictures, except the last one.

And my newest project came as an inspiration from the newest "craze" in the Reece's Rainbow orphan advocating community - A starfish dishcloth. In rainbow colors. The Rainbow Starfish Dishcloth. My only brilliant idea of the century. ;)
I've kept it a secret from all but one person outside my family, until the big reveal... which happened today over at Handiwork for Lilly, where the first starfish went up for sale. These are a specialty item, only for a limited time, so go get yours today (more being listed soon!).
If you haven't heard the story of the starfish, here is is -

A young girl was walking along a beach upon which thousands of starfish had been washed up during a terrible storm. When she came to each starfish, she would pick it up, and throw it back into the ocean. People watched her with amusement.

She had been doing this for some time when a man approached her and said, "Little girl, why are you doing this? Look at this beach! You can't save all these starfish. You can't begin to make a difference!"

The girl seemed crushed, suddenly deflated. But after a few moments, she bent down, picked up another starfish, and hurled it as far as she could into the ocean. Then she looked up at the man and replied,

"Well, I made a difference to that one!"

The old man looked at the girl inquisitively and thought about what she had done and said. Inspired, he joined the little girl in throwing starfish back into the sea. Soon others joined, and all the starfish were saved.

The same goes in the world of orphan advocating. There are 147 million orphans. It's impossible for one person to save them all, but we can all make a different to one. And little by little it will add up!

And buying a dishcloth (or any other item) from my other blog - a starfish or not, will make a difference to a little starfish, that little starfish being Miss Lilly, who is still waiting for a forever family to make a difference for her.

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