Project First Day is an effort to donate handmade clothing to the Joplin, Missouri children victimized by the May 22nd tornado. Designer Susan Stewart is organizing a national drive to provide these children with a new, handmade outfit for the first day of school, August 17. Having lived in hurricane country for several years, I have an idea of the distress caused by a weather disaster. I also know very well the boost of energy that comes from a brand new dress! Here's my contribution:
Reading, Writing...Easter-egg Hunting?
My favorite part of the dress is that little bow on the front--so girlie. Will my Joplinette be better dressed for tea and scones than for multiplication and monkey bars?
Finger paints...or finger sandwiches?
DJ Mary's Pick:
I firmly believe that no other medium can express grief as acutely as music. For those who lost loved ones in Missouri, here's the great band Kansas, (technically from Kansas, but the keyboardist is from Missouri), with a live version of their best song, "Dust in the Wind." Check out the live strings and candelabras!