25 Days of giveaways, Day 39:14 am
Today is my turn to take part in this years 25 Days of Giveaways. This is the third year of taking part for me, and I'm glad to be participating again.
The first year I took part, I remember vividly sitting (too) quietly sewing away and making my giveaways. For me, stitching, creating is a kind of meditation, it calms my soul, it gives me a focus, and that first year I was so very glad to be making something and desperate to send some love out into the world to other parents hurting like I was.
I still feel this way. I don't (thankfully) have the quiet and the time these days, but I made time for this project. I needed that little slice of time to create and to hopefully stitch a little love into these little birds to send out to those that need it.
Long time readers will recognise these little birds. I first used them on baby carriers I made while pregnant with Florence, and then on her burial gown. I've also used them in her memory book, on clothing for myself,and even incorporated them into a fabric design.
I guess these little birds will always remind me of Florence.
I have four of these to give away. I was hoping for more, but at midnight last night, with raw fingers and tired eyes I realised it was time to sleep and stop stitching.
This is what the birds looked like at tea time yesterday.
So, I don't think I did too badly...well ok, I am dissapointed in myself that I couldn't get more completed, but hey...
So, if you would like one of these little doves to come and live with you, if you have lost a child through miscarriage,stillbirth, neo natal death or any other reason, please leave me a comment.
Tell me if you have a little somerhing always associated with your child.
I will leave this give away up for a full 24 hours to give all my international readers a chance to leave a comment. (It's 9.10 am as I type)
then I will use random.org to pick four winners.
Love to you all. x