Patra's Other Place

I started out with Patra's Place, primarily dedicated to my linen collection and stitching projects. But I kept getting side-tracked, so I decided to create Patra's Other Place for anything not related to embroidery topics. So you now have a choice. If you are interested in me, read this. If you only want to see my linen and stitching, visit Patra's (original) Place! (Please note that by clicking on any of the photos, they will be enlarged to fill your computer screen.)

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Location: Melbourne, Vic., Australia

I am married to Ken. We have no children except a cat and a collection of Australian parrots, finches, canaries and a dozen hens.

Friday, May 22, 2009

Think you've got problems?

We all have issues to deal with. I was searching for details of primary schools that were burnt down in the February bushfires, and I came across many terrible images. Video footage taken by a man from his house in St Andrews, while the fire raged around him. Video footage filmed by a remote-controlled camera in one of the worst hit areas. But this link will show you what's left in Marysville, "a little town lost". This is so sad. My problems pale into insignificance.

I have found the information I was searching for, and will be heading off on Monday to visit the pupils of Strathewen Primary School to distribute fabric postcards to some of the kids who have lost everything. Their school was destroyed, and they are now working in a portable class room behind the Wattle Glen primary school, which isn't very far from Eltham. The principal was delighted when I contacted her about the postcard project, and said the children would love these messages from kids on the other side of the world.


Blogger Merle said...

Dear Gina ~~Well done on getting the information and sharing it with us.
And what a nice idea to visit the school with the fabric cards. They
should enjoy that.
Thank you so much for the birthday wishes and I am glad your MIL likes the jokes. I hope they are not too risque Sp? I am guessing the Fence Post Turtle was the one you liked. I had never heard of that expression and had to explain it to someone. Take care my friend
and good on your chooks. I think
bantams lay more than bigger chooks. Do you give them shell-grit? Love, Merle.

Saturday, 23 May, 2009  

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