Nellie"s Needles

Saturday, April 05, 2008

Giving A Hand

I am giving a hand to the project described below. Thank you Teodo Linda of Appunti Patch for the alert.

My goal is to get as many hands as possible to compose a big fresco for our friend.

In order to get a beautiful fresco I need various fabrics and colors. And so there will be a sort of unit, power and sense of whole coming from this work.

Somehow the only freedom is the choice of fabric and color. No matter the quality of the fabric, no matter whether it is new or used, what counts is to understand this project and to participate for the pleasure of doing it.

Take a piece of fabric, a material or a color that reminds of you.

On the back side of the fabric trace the contour of your hand (right or left like you prefer).

Then cut leaving from 5 to 8 cm for the arm.

Do not embroider, do not embellish , do not collect anything. Do not try to distinguish with your name, adding pearls or anything else. I really insist about this !!!!!

There is no need to line it either, it is really necessary that the hand is in accordance with the others.

Put your hand in an envelope and send it to me, writing separately on a piece of sheet your name or your nickname.

There is no need of inscriptions nor confirmations, and to gain more time I leave my address:

67114 ESCHAU (France)

Especially do not lose time writing me by e-mail to tell that you want to participate, or to explain that you could. That you have not been able to. It would be only lost time .... The time, that we need so much!

I won't send e-mail to confirm that I've received your hand but
everyday in a corner of my blog I'll update the list of the received hands.

And above all, please do it as soon as possible.

Those who want to show their hands on their blogs, explaining
for example their choice of materials and colors, and perhaps this will allow other quilters to add their hands to ours.
Come on then, help me to demonstrate that the virtuality of our relations is based on the reality of our friends.
And if you have any questions ask here
on the comments of this post I'll reply so that everyone can take advantage from them.
I'll count on you and your friendship. A big thanks in advance!


Michele Bilyeu said...

I traced, I cut, I posted. My hand is reaching across the ocean.

LaGattaC said...

Hi Nellie, I have just read your comment on my blog, what about leaving it also on Frezzia blog, the promoter of this project?
I think that is the right place and the worlwide hug will give strenght to the friend in trouble.
Thank you for visiting my blog. Ciao

Gerry said...

Thanks for stopping by. I really thought I had left a comment before posting to my blog. SORRY!

I think this is a really fun thing to do. Thanks for the post.

BTW, I love your choice of fabric.

Nancy E said...

I will be sending my hand out today..... hopee it's not too late.