Firstly, a snippet of an email from Christina (Japan Alive) with a little guy called Shunsuke ..................
Here's a pic of me with Shunsuke in his family's temporary housing and one of the teddy bears you ladies sent over. He was born 2 weeks after the tsunami. His name means "he will be a great help to many people". His family's home was directly opposite the beach and so they lost absolutely everything.
How good is that?!
Now for news a bit closer to home........
A basket load of toys, just waiting to go off to Japan,
rolls of scarves and woolly hats and a blanket
Just look at this assorted basket of fun!
Teddies, elephants, seals, a monkey,
an orangutan,seals, lions,
octopi (plural?), owls,
a cute little girl,
a teeny tiny turtle,
a baby, zebra
and the cutest Siamese cat
you have EVER seen!!
Thank you SO MUCH
Gillian, Marta and Carol
Thanks to Heather C for all the crochet grannies to which I added a rather large anomaly I made a while ago and was flummoxed as to what to do with it!
Heather's colours just worked beautifully
with that over ambitious square.
Here are a few more 'mug-shots' of these little wonderful characters
I am sure they will make a little person smile :)
If you do make scarves and hats,
please do not
send them to me
but post them directly to Kenta at scarves4japan :
I do have other lovely news from Christina - another snippet from a different email -