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Sunday, September 2, 2007

Dream of September, it's nice to remember

Hello! echo echo echo echo

I know not many folks are probably around this weekend, between school years starting, the holiday, family...all that jazz. Still, just like on Broadway, the show must go on. And therefore, I humbly submit to everyone some goals for September as we say goodbye to a much much much better August than expected!

So, goal number one...I'd like to see us hit 2700 items in September. That way, in October, November, and December, we'll only have to 100 items each to meet the goal of 3,000, which would be pretty darned tootin' awesome. That's asking or 250 items for September, or there-abouts, which I know is pretty sizeable for this time of year, but a goal is just something to shoot for :)

I still would like us try to get up to 300 members. I'm going to be posting around to some communities to see if there is any interest in joining forces, as it were, but if you are part of any crafty or charity communities, perhaps you could try to get the word about us out a bit. As you all know, joining this community just means everything you do is killing 2 birds with one stone :)

I am very excited about the amount of people who have supported Warm Up Winchester and other projects that our members have posted about here. Let's keep that sort of cooperation going! We love for people to join us, but we can also join other people in their efforts, and well we should!

I am also excited about some projects we have going on. Doclegs is collecting hats and scarves to give to veterans around the holidays, and Jezebelsf is collecting items in order to make full "outfits", which will then be distributed to Afghans for Afghans, Warm up Winchester, and some homeless shelters in select cities. Jezebelsf is still looking for a volunteer who could be a collection point for non-crafted items that could be donated along with the outfits...someone who could collect granola bars or toiletries or whatever. I believe one of the ideas was to put items like that in the hats that we collect so that folks can have the hat and the stuff inside it...kind of a close cousin to the "bag o' sunshine" idea. If you are a member of this group but are not a big crafter, this would be an AWESOME way to help. Once you've collected stuff, you would send it all to Jezebelsf, who would then work it into her shipments.

I know September is going to be a busy time, just because it always is, and because as crafters, we are starting to sweat about the holidays already. Please know that I have every intention of keeping this community going for a long time to come, and we have already FAR surpassed everything I truly thought possible. Do what you can and what you want, but there is no pressure here.

Thanks, everybody!

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