15 January 2011

i'm grateful for . . . finding ways to feel less helpless

Greetings all,
Joining in Maxabella Loves today to share how grateful i am that i'm able to find positive ways to feel less helpless during a massive natural flood disaster which is happening 1500km away from my home in Canberra, but is in my country.  I am lucky to be able to sew & have a business which can donate to help fundraise for the Qld Flood Appeal via auctions & raffles (coordinated by Make it Perfect) which all go live on Monday (many are live NOW!!)
 I'm auctioning off this pretty handmade patchwork quilt, bids so far at $100120. . . bid NOW!!
 I'm raffling off an autographed copy of Handmade Living, a patchwork pencil roll, 8 Amy Butler FQ & a bundle of crafty goodness, value over $150 . . . $5 raffle ticket details HERE!! 
I'm donating 12 F8 fabrics to a MASSIVE raffle over at The Red Thread, oh boy, it's a biggie . . . check out Lisa's amazing raffle HERE on Monday!!
 Best of all . . . my handsome soldier & awesome father of our 4 children,
he lives in & is posted to Brisbane for 3 years . . .
 he's still on leave & we miss him terribly . . .
but he's in Queensland preparing to go back to work,
 & today he starts directly helping the people of his current home state,
on the ground, in the sludge & we're so proud of him.


I'm grateful my family has found active & positive ways to feel less helpless & can directly assist those in great need in Queensland.  Please support these auctions & raffles, possibly the most lovely way to donate, love Posie
UPDATE: my God Mother & her husband have all but cleaned out their fencing business sheds on the Bremer River (imagine 3m of water over the TOP of the largest shed roof!!) Thanks to a team of 15 helpful strong men, Ipswich will have new fences soon.  Now they're all cleaning up the damaged & flooded once-beautiful homes of their dear friends around the Brisbane River.  Thank you everyone for your messages of love & concern & hope for my family - the most generous people on earth, but hey, they're Queenslanders!!

21 comments:

Irene ~ RE~VINTAGED said...

Clearly you have more than me to give purpose to all this, but I do agree, Its good to feel like you can do something tangible.

Caz (The Truth About Mummy) said...

It makes me happy to hear the wonderful thinks people are doing to help. Well done Posie - your energy and kindness are inspirational :O)

Felicity said...

Wow - what a week!

One of the gratefuls in my list this week is the ADF - it is truly wonderful to live in a country which can mobilise such a fantastic group of people so quickly to assist in times such as these.

Included in this grateful are the families such as your precious one who share these wonderful men and women with us - more often than not for very significant amounts of time - I really appreciate the major sacrifices that you make on a daily basis.

So sad to read of your family affected by the floods but reassured to learn that they are being helped.

Big hug to you lovely one,

Felicity x

Naomi said...

so love your list today. I love your items you are auctioning and feel for you with missing your husband. you are amazing!

so sorry to hear about the suffering of your family and hope that they can recover quickly and establish business again.

take care and best of luck with your auctions. Naomi x

Maxabella said...

You are an amazing and inspirational family, Jennie. I am grateful that I get to hear all about it. x

Tracy aka Mad Quilter said...

It is nice to feel a little less lost amongst it all. I hope your day is filled with lots of love.

Kylie said...

It is all so devistating - TIm flew out to Grantham yesterday - all that he could say way 'what a mess' Tey have a huge task out there but it is being put on hold until they can comb the whole area for bodies - all so sad.

Kylie said...

Oh and thanks felicity - I personally have not seend my husband since the wee hours of tuesday morning when he left hsi family to go and help others and prayed that we would be ok and safe.

humel said...

Good for you! I've been reading about this terrible event with much concern, and my prayers are with everyone affected.

•´.¸¸.•¨¯`♥.Trish.♥´¯¨•.¸¸.´• said...

Very inspirational after such a sad week.
I love your attitude and your practical & generous goodwill.
Gorgeous too.
I hope your family continues to be surrounded by much support as they recover.

Jane said...

Such a positive note in a horrible week, Jennie. Plaudits to you for your generosity and kind heart. J x

Brenda @ Mira Narnie said...

wow you are AMAZING!!! you give give give and then give some more!! your hubby is one amazing man too!! I think you are an inspiration to us all!! happy weekend to you Jennie xx

Sarah B said...

I agree with Jane, through such sadness we are seeing amazing feats of generosity. It's brilliant!

Cate said...

Being able to *do* something certainly makes you feel less helpless - and you are doing so much!!!
Glad your handsome soldier is still with you :-)

xxxCate

Sarah said...

Great for you and your husband to be able to help so directly. I've been feeling a bit frustrated - itching to help practically but so far away. I love your darling quilt and hope it makes a bag of money!

Morguix said...

When everything seems to go wrong, it's amazing to find people like you, who are working hard to help.
We send our prayers and energy from the other side of the world.
xxxx

Tamara said...

Wow! You are one amazing lady! You are definitely contributing in a huge way!

Have a fantastic week!

xoTamara

Kymmie said...

Well done you. I'm so proud and wish I had some useful 'gift' to give rather than just money and toiletries. I'm so proud about how people have rallied together to help each other. May you and your family be safe. You are in my thoughts and prayers. xx

Life In A Pink Fibro said...

So much to be proud of there Posie. Your auctions/raffles/donations look fantastic!

Preppy Pink Crocodile said...

Wow- your quilt is so pretty! Great job! And I'll say a prayer that you hub stays safe while doing such great work. Thanks for popping over to my blog today. Can't wait to read more of yours!

Cheers,
KK

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