I wasn’t going to blog today because I did something stupid to myself. I’m going to tell you what it was, but you have to promise not to laugh..
You know when you stretch and it’s the most satisfying feeling in the world? Well, I had one of these ridiculously satisfying stretching/yawns this morning and my neck muscles just seized up – it was instant pain, like being impaled by an ice pick or something. It is horrible and it gave me a stupid migraine. My bf thinks it’s a pinched nerve. Whatever it is, it is SO uncomfortable. I’ve just been a miserable grump all day!
Anyhow, I was not even THINKING about blogging. But then the mail came and I received the package that I ordered from the Mother Bear Project.
I had never heard of the Mother Bear Project until a few weeks ago when Crocheting Club on Facebook shared a link about this wonderful non-profit organization.
Basically, you donate $5 or more and the Mother Bear Project will send you the knit or crochet pattern for their bear. You then make these bears, send them back and then they get shipped off to Africa to children who have been affected by HIV or AIDS. The package came with one tag that is to be attached to the finished bear’s wrist. If you ship more than one bear, they will add the wrist tags on for you and send you additional tags in the mail for you to attach to future bears.
Before my grandma passed away, she used to knit vests for Oxfam and they would get shipped off to various countries. I couldn’t even tell you how many of these vests she made! It was crazy. This is probably one of the main reasons why I was drawn to this particular organization.
I think this is a really lovely cause and can’t wait to get started on crocheting up some of these bears.
My mum told me that when I was a baby, my dad said to her “every little girl needs a teddy bear”. I hope that the bears that I make will bring the same kind of happiness that I got from my first and most favourite teddy bear.