My friend Susan is expecting her first child in a few months time. She has emailed all of her friends to ask for some 'special' scraps of fabric to sew into a quilt for her new baby. Her inspiration came when looking through her own scraps, she found a piece of fabric from the outfit that her late father wore to her wedding. It occured to her and her husband, that some of the special people in their life may also like to contribute so that the new little soul can be wrapped in a warm and snug blanket filed with special and happy memories. What a beautiful and solid welcome to the world.
So I have put together a little bundle for her which includes fabric from my wedding dress, and the outfits worn on that day by Mr Marmalade and Jimmy.
And for anybody who lives in or near Edinburgh, you may be interested in this website created by Mr Susan in order to save a historical bridge there which is at risk of being lost forever in favour of redevelopment (ie: shops). The campaign has already gathered a phenomenal amount of support from the locals.