Thursday, March 06, 2008

Steroids Give Me Grandiose Ideas...And Gas...

Short and sweet post here tonight because the ol' attention span is waning. I've been throwing around an idea in my pea brain for a few weeks and I want some feedback from you MSers out there...especially the BLOGGERS.

First of all, we ALL already know it's MS Awareness Month...big deal...nobody WITHOUT MS seems to know this, but we do...so hey, celebrate? And we've all either seen or added our "faces" to the National MS Society Faces Webpage...I'll give 'em one there...that site is rather coolio.


I've been sitting around in my addle time of this most recent relapse wanting to "create something MS"...something that might bring the bloggers (and MS readers) together in a very intimate way. And what I've come up with is an MS Patchwork Quilt...I know, I know...the AIDS people already did this in the 90's! But wouldn't it be kind of cool if we all contributed a square to a quilt that we could call our own? And then maybe as a group decide to auction it off to raise money for WHICHEVER MS charity we decided was befitting of the benefit?


Here's how I imagine in my mind this project working (if at all)...anyone who wants to contribute a 5 x 5 square of cloth, decorated, painted, beaded, photo-copied on, "artworked upon" with your own, personal touches could do so...you would mail me your contribution to my utterly generic post office mail box that receives mail to "Linda D."...I would collect the squares and piece the quilt together with design assistance from YOU. I'd post photo updates here on CHEESE just so you didn't think I was collecting cloth squares to wipe my nose on...and we'd create something together...as an Internet community of MSers...with the same cause.


Anybody interested? Let me know you're thoughts and DO understand MY thoughts are a bit jumbled right now...LOL...

20 comments:

Diane J Standiford said...

I'm in. Keep me posted. I am NOT artistic though, so the ideas of HOW will come from our crafty MS friends.

Shauna said...

I think it's an excellent idea...count me in.

S.

Bubbie said...

LOL. I must have been picking up on your frantic brain activity last night. See my post this morning? A fabric collage.LOL!
Yes..I think it's a great idea. See, crazy steroid brains are good for something.
Did you see a comment from a lady named Asha on my bird post? She intro-ed me to acclerate cure project. cool site. Looks like a good cause to.
good luck on your "light duty" schedule. DON"T over-do it!

Sharon said...

Awesome idea! Count me in. I was thinking the same thing about MS awareness month. Who really becomes aware that doesn't already know? Someone needs to do more advertising on it for the month. Commercials, newspaper ads, etc.
Hope your feeling better soon. Spring needs to come real soon. I'm drowning in SNOW!

Casdok said...

Wonderful idea! Hope you manage to get it together!

Charles-A. Rovira said...

Hello there,

where did you get the MS Crystal ball. I love it.

And have you heard a peep from MDMHvonPA over at White Lightening Axiom: Redux [ http://mdmhvonpa.blogspot.com/ ]

BRAINCHEESE said...

DIANE:

You are HIGHLY artistic as seen in your gift of writing...it will translate.

So, between you and I, there are TWO squares! LOL

LD

BRAINCHEESE said...

SHAUNA:

Coolio! A Canadian consortium! That would be wild to have representation from lot's of countries too.

LD

BRAINCHEESE said...

BUBBIE:

Will definitely NEED your artistic eye for this type of project...I'm getting a bit excited really.

LD

BRAINCHEESE said...

SHARON:

Yup, it seems only MSers REALLY know March is MS Madness Month...sigh. Glad you're counting yourself in on the quilt/tapestry project!

LD

BRAINCHEESE said...

CASDOK:

And I hope you will participate as well...it's a grand scheme needing grand minds to put it together!

LD

BRAINCHEESE said...

CHARLES:

Just click on the little link at the bottom of the ball and it should direct you to the site where I nabbed the HTML...as for our dear friend in Pennsyltucky...I've heard nothing and try not to perseverate on the fact he is missing in action...just hope he's OK as I DO miss his views and writing!

LD

Shauna said...

Linda,

Here in the Great White North, MS Awareness month is in May. but I'm still celebrating with you folks below the 49th parallel (or whatever parallel it is).
Day two of the training today. Big rain event expected this weekend so I'll rest up til Monday. And I met the owner of Cranky Baby today. she and the kid will assist me in fundraising for the Bike Tour.
S.

BRAINCHEESE said...

SHAUNA:

Went to your fund-raising site! ROOKIE OF THE YEAR 2007!?!?! Woohoo...you go girl!

LD

Michelle said...

Count me in! But, how do you photocopy art onto fabric?? help!
Stay inspired!
Michelle
Expand your mind ~ visit Brain Angles

LISA EMRICH said...

Hey Linda,
Hope the steroid fog is lifting easily. I'm in the middle of the pounding heart stage right now.

I could try to do something with a square. I don't know what just at this moment, but will think of something.

Have myelin? said...

'Tis lovely idea! Do I start now or wait for instructions?

BRAINCHEESE said...

MICHELLE:

Oh, there ARE ways to do that...chemical in nature, but "ways"...LOL

LD

BRAINCHEESE said...

LISA:

SO very sorry about the adrenaline surge of the roids...that truly sucks big time. I'm still in the can't-focus-if-my-life-depended-on-it phase...jitters, nervousness...enough to make me want to scream. Wait! Maybe I DID just scream!?!

LD

BRAINCHEESE said...

HAVE MYELIN:

Check your email, girlfriend! It's a happenin'...

LD