See this lovely face peeking out...........this is Monica of Girl Gone Thread Wild. Monica has a giving heart the size of the state she lives in. Monica has ideas and Monica makes them happen.......and all her ideas benefit others. Her enthusiasm for these endeavors is catchy and you can't help wanting to jump on her wagon. You can't help but feel her pride swell when so many want to take part or help or bid or leave her a supportive comment.
Monica makes things happen!
Remember the Pink Artist Doll called "Love Squared"?
Artists from everywhere sent her 2"x2" squares with the theme of pink and fighting breast cancer. She fashioned those treasures in to an exquisite doll that was featured in Art Doll Quarterly and later auctioned off (with other art donated by various artists) in support of Susan G. Komen for the Cure.
BUT when that was done she wasn't.........oh no not Monica!
She had many left overs of those wee squares and asked several people (including myself) if they would make a 10"x10" quilt block in any design they wanted but include the squares she'd send us in some way.
NOW.......in the inaugural issue of a new Stampington publication called Art Quilting Studio (hitting stands on June 1 I believe) these quilt blocks and an article are featured.
Another dream of this kind heart realized....she now has all the quilt blocks back and will be sewing them together in a wall hanging to be auctioned off July 31 thru September 1.....further benefiting Susan G. Komen for the cure.
Monica thinks of others.......I can almost see the wheels go round in her lovely mind of who can we help next?!
Well there is a next.........this time a campaign to protest the horrific murders of women in Juarez, Mexico. Please click here for her call to this cause.
I haven't received my issue of the new magazine yet but my dear friend Vanessa did. I received an excited and wonderful call from her when she got hers because not only was she also a participant and proud as me to partake....but (I am not boasting here at all) the pic of my square was on the first page. Now that's a good friend!!!!
She scanned these images so I could see and subsequently emailed them to Monica who hasn't received her copy yet either. :(
We are all thrilled and excited that yet another project, another vision of sweet Monica is happening again. You can't help but feel pride in being even the tiniest part of her vision....her heart! Way to go Monica!
I feel SO honored!
That's Vanessa's beautiful square first one in row 2.
Look at that stack of deliciousness, I can't wait to see the finished art quilt!
And there's someone else
...............if you don't know who Bernie Berlin and her "A Place to BarK" you can click on the link. Bernie is another amazing soul who gives all she has to the rescue of dogs and cats for certain demise. Read her stories, watch her videos, to know what it takes to further her quest for a safe haven and eventual placement of these beloved animals. If you Twitter follow Animal Planet today and request they do a reality TV show of her and her shelter. Bernie needs grants and money to keep her dream alive, to have the proper facilities, build more shelters, feed, vet bills, equipment and more. A show would not only bring attention to her facility but also earn her money to keep it growing and thriving. She, like Monica, has a huge heart for giving. Bernie's belongs to all those 4 legged "babies" she works hard to get thriving again. This request isn't about Bernie in any way or her desire to be a TV personality..........A Place to Bark needs this......it needs funding to keep it going. Her love knows no bounds and since it's up to us humans and if you love animals, if you've ever adopted an animal..........you know how essential what she is doing is.
This is her passion and all those dogs she has placed in loving homes are happy now because of her efforts.........her lack of sleep......her love for them!!
There is a place on her right side bar on her blog where you can make donations OR there is an address where to send much needed items.
Think about it the next time you look in to your pets eyes, especially if you adopted that pet..........there by the grace of people like Bernie Berlin is your 4-legged family member!
Oh the wonderful, giving, generous people you find in Blogland...........they take your breath away. They make you want to be a better person. They lead by example.
I honor 2 of them today!