The Junie Moon Bandage Brigade is coming to an end. I’m grateful for this opportunity to help leprosy patients in Viet Nam.
The cotton yarn we used last year was too thick for the climate in which the leprosy patients live. This year we were instructed to use a tiny crochet cotton yarn for our effort. My arthritic hands made the knitting process feel as though I was working with gossamer spider web and it was slow going for me.
I have a collection of bandages using the old thicker cotton that was meant for this year’s bandage brigade. I’m now looking for another organization that can use the thicker-yarn cotton bandages.
The change in yarn impacted this year’s project greatly. I was feeling terrible about managing only one bandage this year using the new yarn mandate. Then I reminded myself that even one bandage is an act of love as well as a gift of time and effort.
Look at the cute tag Weeks of Craft Nectar blog made for her bandage.
I’ve received emails letting me know your bandages are in the mail either to me or directly to Linda at Touching Others With Leprosy. Thank you to all the participants of my 2009 effort to help others. Your generosity is wonderful and a blessing to those suffering in the world.