Yesterday I mentioned that I had joined an a sewing circle called, "I've Been Thinking About You." What's really interesting about it is that it's International. So, people all around the world decide that they are all going to stitch on the same day, somewhere between noon and midnight. The first one took place on January 13, 2010.
I'd originally planned to stitch up a quote from a love letter written during the Victorian Era. However, before I sat down start stitching I decided to read the news online. An hour and several tears later, I sat back thinking about nothing other than the destruction and pain being experienced in Haiti. Suddenly my romantic quote seemed so trite, so I decided to stitch something about Haiti.
Getting ready. (You'll notice my cheesy template I mentioned yesterday.)
The image I chose to stitch came from the 1964 edition of the World Book Encyclopedia. It had a 4 page article on Haiti. I read the whole thing, and thought to myself, sadly, not too much has changed for Haiti in the last 45 years. As my attempt at social commentary, I left the map exactly how it was in the book.
It's not done, but it's getting there. The most time consuming part is going to be the fill stitches on the land part.
Oh yeah! There's one more thing I need to get out of my system.
That popped into my head the second I heard about the theme.
For more information about the Sewing Circle. Visit the official site HERE!