Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Operation Embrace and patchwork pieces

Last night we had a very interesting experience. My dear friend Aviva Tessler is very involved in a project called Operation Embrace which helps victims of terror throughout Israel in some way or another be it through money donations. help with medical supplies/treatments/getting to and from, buying special equipment and many other ways of helping people in need.
She has an army of social workers and friends helping people in all walks of life through their personal pain of dealing with this stress of loss one way or another.
We were privilaged to go last night with her and a few of her friends to meet with some of these people at an evening of dinner and supposedly song and general good cheer seeing as it was also Yom Yerushalaym as well.
we eventually arrived at the appointed destination which was a Kibbuts just outside of Sderot calld Kibbutz Dorot. On the way there we saw a colomn of smoke and heard on the news there had been a rocket attack from nearby Gaza.(not an uncommon occurance in these parts apparently). On arrivial some of the folk who were supposed to join us did not come in the end due to this rocket attack.
During the course of the evening a number of rockets fell on Sderot and many people were becoming anxious. So we started the evening with the dinner, and then Aviva handed out envelopes to the families to help them financially in some way. and the evening quickly dissolved in anticipation of everyone getting home.
All in all about 15 rockets fell on Sderot last night and a number af people were lightly injured with one serious casualty. But it was for us a very emotional and stressful evening as we had not gone through such close proximity to such events before, "safe" in our town of Ra'anana. Only hearing about such events on the news. This was certainly an eye opener for all of us there last night , and a wake up call to us about the situation in Israel in general.
May "H" give us (our army) the strength to deal with this aggression in the way that it should be dealt with, speedily, accurately, and finally, one way or another.
Seeing as how I am a quilter and write mostly about quilting and patchwork, and my labels are quilting and patchwork. I have started to make the quilts for the 2 nephew's barmitsvah's coming up later this year. pulling out all me stash of homespun fabrics and givin their quilts avery masculine look. so far I have only managed two blocks of one quilt and will try and make one a day for the next 10 (working) days. As well as this I found somewhere in a box of scraps some really ugly uglies in bright reds and purples, and thought of a challenge to use these up. Which I have succeeded in doing. I am making small 4 patch squares then using my quiltsmart, quarter circles (similar but not quite the same as drunkards parth) in white circles so that only a small portion of the 4 patch blocks shows. Also known as snowballs. As soon as I have something worth showing I will post the pictures. So, better go sew.
Bye for now.


1 comment:

Ziva Moss said...

Lovely to see your site. I always enjoy seeing the wonderful things that you put together, basically from nothing. Looking forwards to see you next week.