Friday, December 28, 2012

Sandy Hook Snowflake Project

A little diversion from nature posts for something I think is very important.  The recent shooting incident in Connecticut was beyond understanding.  I have refused to read anything regarding the shooter as I feel it only incites those seeking attention to perform similar or more shocking acts.

The focus should be on the children.  I just learned of a project to make the school the children will be going back to a winter wonderland.  This is not the school where the shooting took place  The PTA is asking for many snowflakes to help decorate the school.

These are a few that I completed today and 18 more ready to embellish tonight.  We have a group of us who are going to be working on a mad rush to get at least 24 done.  A small contribution but we are going to work as hard as possible to make each snowflake different with embellishments.

More information can be found at the PTA site here.  So folks, pull out those scissors and paper/felt or dust off that embroidery machine and get busy.  FYI if you have an embroidery machine, Embroidery Library is currently offering a free download of a snowflake pattern for use.  That pattern is available here.

Snowflakes cut from felt can be stiffened by "painting" the felt (both sides) with a liquid fabric stiffener/startch/sizing.  Let dry flat.  These turn out nicely and can then be glittered or otherwise embellished.

Snowflakes are asked to arrived by January 12, 2013 to:

Connecticut PTSA
60 Connolly Parkway
Building 12, Suite 103
Hamden, CT  60514

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