Today is Blog Action Day. The purpose of this annual event is to focus blog discussions on a particular topic. This year's topic is poverty. A stitching blog like this doesn't really have much relevance to poverty. However, it did make me realize how thankful I am that I'm able to indulge in activities like embroidery, sewing, beading, etc.
The Cross-Stitch & Needlwork blog today had a list of organizations that accept stitched items as donations. While not addressing poverty explicitly, this is a great way to contribute to a charity. One thing not on their list which I think is a great idea is making pet blankets for animal shelters. I'd like to say I had done this but unfortunately I've only thought about it. Guess it's time to do more than think!