Friday, March 03, 2006

A Fat Quarter Wallhanging and a Sunset

It has begun to rain again after a week of sunshine so I thought I needed a lovely sunset picture today. This picture was taken a week or two ago when the sky was clearer.

This small wall hanging is one that I did with one of my fat quarter packages. It is about 24"by 28" or so. I am almost finished quilting it - seems like all my projects right now are in the quilting stage.

I was at talk today given by Stephen Lewis he is Canada's Special Envoy for HIV/AIDS in Africa. He gave a wonderful and moving talk about the crisis of the people - women and children specifically - dying from AIDS in Africa. He has a foundation that supports and funds various projects in Africa and he is working towards getting anti-retroviral drugs to the people in Africa. One of the things he talked about was the work that Bill Clinton was doing in Africa. The Clinton Foundation was one of the main reason that the cost of the anti-retroviral drugs had been decreased from over $1000.00 per person - to $139.00 per person per year. Stephen Lewis is working on a new project Grandmothers supporting Grandmothers - as the young men and women dying in Africa are leaving behind their orphan children - and the grandmothers are having to bury their children and then take care of their grandchildren. His talk left many of us in tears and wondering how we could do more to help. His message was to keep reminding each other - and our governments - that this issue can not be forgotten. Support the organizations that work with the people - like UNICEF, Doctors without Borders, and the Clinton Foundation

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