Thursday, September 13, 2007

Tropical Sores

Oh, you thought I meant me? No I don't have tropical sores. (but you might think I do after you see my latest project!)

In my never ending quest for a no brainer activity I can do in the evenings, I've come upon a project for bandages that can be used on tropical sores - formerly known as leprosy.

Apparently there is something that's better about a handmade bandage rather than a manufactured one. So, I thought - Heck - I'll do some good in the world and whip out a few of these one evening. For the good of humanity and all that.

I've been working on this one for about 9 (nine) hours now. It's almost halfway done.

As you can see, there was a bit of a - swearing panic - hard time - learning curve at the beginning there, but I hope the person who needs it will still get all the love, even if they got gypped on some of the stitches.

8 comments:

Kimberly said...

You are hilarious! Inspiring yes, but also hilarious.

"Vern" said...

If, during the process, you had a weak moment and uttered, "Damn these leprosy bandages!" under your breath, you are still helping someone a world away. Kudos Randi.
BOS

Crystal said...

Have we some definite proof that the handmade bandages are better than machinemade ones? Because they had our Relief Society doing this project a few years ago, and I was totally into it until I realized a machine would be heaps faster than my little crochet hook, and asked why handmade was better. The answer I got was that the oil from our hands helps heal the sores, and I'm pretty sure that's complete bologna, to put it nicely. So I'm curious--anyone got some proof?

JustRandi said...

Crystal-Maybe that's a pretty good question to ask. but right now if anyone tells me that this is not necessary, I may be forced to kill the messenger.

kristen said...

Never even heard of homemake bandages; at least never even crossed my mind to make something like that. I'm so out of the domestic loop.

so grateful to be Mormon! said...

randi:
you really crack me up when you write things and then line them out :)

Earl said...

We are good about "figuring out" what others NEED. Vickie (my wife)told me about this one Relief Society that was cutting up sheets and sending them as bandages to a 3rd world country. They got a message back thanking them for the fabric strips- they sewed them together to make sheets.......

"Q" said...

No wonder you had a Migraine