I'm embroidering a name of a women who lost her life in Iraq for a project called "The Mother's Day Project". A women is making a tote bag of these embroidered names and I volunteered to help. The tote bag will then be shared by all of those who contributed names, being asked to use it in everyday life for a week and then pass it on the the next person. Making war personal.
As I took a little break between working on Christmas gifts to stitch Michelle R. Ring's name, I couldn't help but think, Michelle, did you have babies? What were your hopes and dreams? Did you believe in the cause for which you were fighting?
It only took an hour to stitch and think about her. And I hope this little bit that I did honors her memory.