I'm currently trapped under a cat, busy crocheting away, and thought I'd take a quick break to report on my current project. Last night I finished my first joey pouch and I'm about 3/4 of the way done with a nest. These, and whatever else I can whip up, are going to the Animal Rescue Craft Guild (https://www.facebook.com/groups/arfsncrafts/) which is gathering items for the animals displaced by the fires in Australia.
I found out about this group a couple days ago and immediately decided to put all other projects aside to help out. Personally I have been avoiding the news on the fires because it is too heartbreaking so I don't really know how bad it is - I just know it is really bad and I don't like feeling helpless in the face of such devastation. I can't put out fires and don't have spare money to donate, but I can stitch so that is what I'm doing.
If anyone is interested in helping check out their Facebook page (link above). They need various items and have patterns for sewn, knit and crochet projects. There are also folks around the world coordinating the collection and delivery of items so no one is too far away to help.
Now I need to get back to work. Thanks everyone!