Dear fellow stitchers! Here is an extra blog post from me to ask you for your help. When I saw the horrid video footage of people fleeing to the beach as the bushfires came closer earlier this year, it reminded me of the inhabitants of Herculaneum in AD 79. One of the perks of being an archaeologist. When Mount Vesuvius erupted, people fled to the beach in the hope of evacuation. For at least 250 Romans, this evacuation never came and they died huddled together in the boathouses of the harbour of Herculaneum. On the 4th of January 2020, the people who fled to the beaches of Mallacoota were lucky when they were evacuated by the marines. Many lost everything and in order to do my bit to help them, I've downloaded the free chart made available by Sassy Jacks and stitched it. I'll share my finished cross-stitch on Instagram so that Kim Young of Sassy Jacks makes a donation to a charitable organisation in Australia to help with the aftermath of the bushfires.
But that's not all! In order to hopefully generate more donations for Australia, I have finished my cute little cross-stitch piece into a coaster. And this coaster is now part of a giveaway! What do you'll need to do to win this coaster?
1) Donate to PayPal using this link. This is a special link for donations for Australia and it is not used for anything else.
2) Make sure to enter your email address into the comments if you want to be entered into the give away to win the stitched coaster. As always: I ship worldwide!
3) All PayPal fees are matched by me. This means that if you donate €5. All of the €5 is passed on to the Red Cross.
4) You'll need to enter before February 15th, midnight CET. Donations received afterwards will still be passed on to the Red Cross, but you won't be entered into the draw to win the coaster.
GET DONATING NOW! Thank you very much!
Jessica M. Grimm
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