Sunday, February 8, 2009


What an awful weekend. Victoria has endured the most fatal bushfires in its history, even worse than the 1983 Ash Wednesday fires. I was only 3 at the time of the Ash Wednesday fires so it's always been one of those things I have been told about, rather than something I remember. The devastation caused by the fires of the past weekend is just horrific. Too many homes have been lost and too many lives are gone. Watching the footage and seeing the photos is hard enough; I can't even begin to imagine what the victims of these fires are going through. My thoughts and my heart are with them all.

I haven't done a lot of sewing over the past week, but today I did put together a package for Ter - my swap partner for the We the people, scrap mini swap. Here's a peek at a non-fabric item I have included in the package. I'm sure the Aussies reading this know what it is, but SHHHHHH! Ter might be reading!!!


a good yarn said...

The people of Victoria have endured too much. My deepest sympathies to the families who have lost loved ones. I have the utmost admiration for the volunteer fire fighters who put their lives on the line without thought for themselves.

The effects of this terrible event will be felt for many years to come.

I know what Ter's getting...lucky girl!

Ann :)

mandapanda said...

All we can do is pray. 84 people. I can't believe it! And imagine the loss of animal life too! I wish it would just stop! I wish those people had never started those fires and that we could reverse time or something! :_(

rachelmp said...

It's just so terrible. I'm worrying about my husbands family in Gippsland. Luckily we are safe in Ballarat