Another week spent with my daughter, Alison, as she recovers from a concussion, and this week found us having a MRI. Well, she had the MRI, but they asked me if I’d go in and talk to her because she’s claustrophobic. Turns out I couldn’t talk to her because she couldn’t hear me over the loud bing-bing-bings of the dreadfully tiny tunnel-like machine. And we didn’t find that out until after I’d removed all metal on my body – including my unmentionables and glasses. I could, however, hold her foot, and I squeezed it in sync with her breathing, figuring it would keep her brain occupied trying to figure out what on earth I was doing.
Now from this blog post, it’s gonna’ look like I haven’t hit a lick all week, but I promise you that much work is being done in the background of The 70273 Project – things that I’ll be able to tell you about in the next few weeks. I added new links to the Clarions page. It’s so exciting to see blog posts being written, people joining in with enthusiasm and commitment, word spreading. If you pen a post, won’t you please send me a link so I can add you to the Clarions page?
To date, I’ve heard from people in 97 different countries (which kinda’ explains why I’m so embarrassingly behind in replying to emails. Know that I’m trying to get and stay caught up, though.)
And now what you’ve all been waiting for. Thanks to the generous contributions of:
Marie-Christine Chausseraud (France)
Georganna Hawley (CA, USA)
Dawn Daymude (CA, USA)
Jill Hagemeier (IN, USA)
Paul Kolig (IN, USA)
Maria Conway (Argentina)
Anne Hill (Jersey, Channel Islands, UK)
Sue Harris (Jersey, Channel Islands, UK)
Gisele Therezien (Jersey, Channel Islands, UK)
Kim Monins (Jersey, Channel Islands, UK)
Lorraine Brogan (Jersey, Channel Islands, UK)
Edward Bell (Jersey, Channel Islands, UK)
Steph Hairon (Jersey, Channel Islands, UK)
Annie Hemmerlin (France)
Christine Guillemer (France)
Edith Paley (France)
Josee Jaerot (France
Marie-Jose Perin (France
Nadine Lavigne (France)
Sophie Raymond Frizzoneau (France)
Therese Lacombe (France)
Agnes Rozenknop (France)
Catherine Guignot Moraine (France)
Catherine Rozenknop (France)
Yolende Dray (France)
Laetitia Brugere (France)
Danielle Fayet (France)
Christianne Humbert (France)
Martine Priami (France)
Cecile Denis (France)
Claire Schwartz (France)
Dominique Deutsch (France)
Miajo Loth (France)
Marie-Claire Vagnati (France)
Chantal Legein-Kerkhofs (France)
Chloe Grice (France)
Nicole Dufour (France)
our current block count is 5085!
As Annie Hemmerlin wrote in an email to Chloe and me, “. . . although the mobilization is increasing, there is still MUCH MUCH to do.” Remember we are aiming to have all 70,273 blocks in my hands by the end of October 2017, so please keep stitching and tell everybody you can think of about the project and see if they won’t participate alongside you.
And with that, I wish you a good week and thank you all for your continued dedicating to commemorating these 70,273 vulnerable, voiceless people.
Other places to gather around The 70273 Project water cooler:
Subscribe to the blog (where all information is shared).
Join the English-speaking Facebook group – our e-campfire – where you can talk to other members of The 70273 Project Tribe.
Join the French-speaking Facebook group – our other e-campfire – where you can chat with other members of The 70273 Project Tribe.
Like the Facebook page where you can check in for frequent updates.
Follow the pinterest board for visual information.
Post using #the70273project on Instagram. (Please tag me, too, @whollyjeanne, so I don’t miss anything.)
And if you haven’t yet made some blocks, perhaps you’d like to put some cloth in your hands and join us.
Or maybe you’d like to gather friends and family, colleagues or students, club or guild members, etc. together and make a group quilt.