I am really close to completing the first page. I've now completed 26.33% of the total design. I am really enjoying the colours and the pretty details on this.
I am now about to start on my new project.
I am stitching this piece as a memorial for a good friend of mine who unfortunately lost her son last year to a congenital heart defect. She and her husband are doing a sponsored sky dive in March to raise money for the hospital who cared for her son. I hope you don't mind but below I have copied the e-mail she sent asking for sponsorship. Should any of you be able to donate even a few pennies to help this extremely worthwhile cause it would be very much appreciated.
Dear all,Thanks for taking the time to read this and I hope you don't mind me bringing this to your attention. I know times are hard everywhere at the moment and especially at this time of the year but as Jo says every penny helps.
On March 11th 2011 our son Matthew should be here celebrating his 1st birthday, on 12th March Stephen & I are taking part in a Skydive to raise money for Birmingham Childrens Hospital as part of their heart appeal, I don't know if you're aware, this is the hospital where Matthew was looked after until he died. It is the most amazing place, the nursing staff are honestly heaven sent so we are trying to raise as much as possible, believe me when I say every penny counts.
I've unfortunately not been able to set up a JustGiving account as we have to raise a certain amount prior to the Skydive to pay for the jump itself, unfortunately the company don't offer these events for free :-( so I have set up a Paypal account and an email account so all the money is in one place and once we have raised enough to cover the costs, every single penny after that goes directly to Birmingham Childrens Hospital.
I appreciate not everyone likes having a sponsorship form shoved under their noses so please don't feel obliged to sponsor us, I just thought this was a way to reach a lot of people quickly and like I say, please don't feel obliged to do anything, but if you can spare even a few pennies please log onto Paypal and deposit whatever you can. The email address is firstname.lastname@example.org I think if you send the money as a gift there isn't a charge.
If you would like to see the confirmation that we are actually taking part in this event let me have your email address, I'm more than happy to forward the emails confirming our places.