I’m a creature of habit. I get up very early in the morning (just shortly after one friend of mine normally goes to bed.) I let Maggie out to do her thing, I do my thing, I go to my office to check my emails, do the morning crossword puzzle online, and then I check out all the eco-blogs I read daily. Crunchy Chicken’s blog is one of the first that I read. She usually gives me a good chuckle – and what could be better than starting each day with a laugh?
A week ago she said she wasn’t going to be blogging anymore. I was shocked! What would a work day be like without a dose of Crunchy’s humor and her environmental challenges?
Thankfully, like many of us, Crunchy is addicted to blogging, and hasn’t really left us – at least not for the moment.
But, it must have been the fear of Crunchy’s departure that must have gotten a few other eco-bloggers thinking about all that her blog had done for the rest of us, and they started a tribute site for Crunchy Chicken. You can click on the picture below for more info.
Deanna, aka Crunchy Chicken, is one who started the Goods 4 Girls project a number of months ago. This is a project I can really get behind! Having organized an art exhibit at my church last year on the Millennium Development Goals, I can tell you that the Goods 4 Girls project works toward both #2 and #3:
MDG #2, Achieve Universal Primary Education
MDG #3, Promote Gender Equality and Empower Women
That is why, after several months of organizing folks from my church, on the 21st of this month I have sewers and non-sewers alike (like yours truly, who hasn’t sewn since 8th grade home ed almost 30 years ago) who will get together to cut fabric (the non-sewers) and sew pads for the Goods 4 Girls project. I’m happy to report that we have almost as many men who will be sewing as women. I am working with Jackman’s Fabrics in St. Louis who has, not only offered us a nice discount on their fabric for this project, but also agreed to sew some of these pads themselves at one of they monthly employee sewing gatherings. In addition, I have solicited donations for funds to purchase the materials from the fabric store – enough for roughly 50-60 pads. I will let you know how many we actually get sewn on the 21st.
I’m hoping the local St. Louis newspaper will show up and write something about this project as well – Goods 4 Girls is really a very special project.
I’ll let you know how well we do after the 21st.