It’s In You to Give

A short post today, since I’m off to give blood.  It is fairly quick to do and doesn’t hurt much at all.  Why not take some time and donate blood?  You’ve got plenty, trust me. And, hey, the waiting time is great for stitching or knitting!

Canadians, you can find out more here: Canadian Blood Services.  Americans, you can find out more here: American Red Cross.  Everyone else, check with your doctor/telephone book/Red Cross/whomever.

One more thing to share: today is my cousin’s wedding.  (Yes, the one I wasn’t invited to.)  Here is what I stitched for her gift:

The Wedding, My Big Toe, June 2009

It’s The Wedding by My Big Toe, stitched on 28ct white Lugana using WDW Twilight and GAST Liberty.  I hope she likes it.  (The dark spot is a shadow from the camera.  Oops!)

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3 Responses to It’s In You to Give

  1. Lindsay says:

    The gift looks fantastic.

    I used to give blood but I’m not allowed to anymore because of the meds I’m on, understandable but still annoying

  2. Silverlotus says:

    Thanks, Lindsay. I think it turned out great, even if it isn’t exactly my style.

    Shame about not being able to give blood. I know they are super picky here. I couldn’t give blood for a year after the Baby Man was born because of shot I got afterwards (his blood type is + and mine is -). One of the volunteers at the clinic said she couldn’t give blood because she was in France during the Mad Cow years.

  3. Erica says:

    That’s a really pretty wedding sampler. Hope your cousin will appreciate the time, love and care that goes into something like that.

    I do try to give blood periodically – being O + leaves me in fairly high demand at the blood donor clinic. 🙂