*This article is translated by my friend, Hiro, who always supports me. I hope my message will reach your heart million times more clear than usual.
Dear my friends,
Thank you very much all your kind comments and encouragement. I apologize that I was not able to reply each of your comments.
After the quake, Japan is facing a lot of difficulties. In order for people to maintain a peaceful life, we need to make so much effort by working together. I believe we can do it, because we won’t give up.
However, right at this moment, there are people who need immediate help. They are the people who were living in the area where the quake hit. There are so many people who are still looking for their families, lost their houses, suffering from cold and hunger. It is not helpful that each individual goes to the disaster area and uses the resource and sing loud songs of encouragement. Right now, professionals should bring help and goods to the victims. We are making effort for that. I would also like to ask for your help. Please give a donation.
Other than asking for the donation, I have one more thing to ask of you. If you donate, please also leave your comment here. Your comment will be the raffle ticket. I will pick one person on 26th/March/2011 and give away my favorite sewing notions. I will make one package and mail it to you.
==My favorite tools==
1) Tool for opening and pressing the seam. It is convenient to use it for the area you cannot press with iron.
how to use a seam opener
how to use a sticky handle for ruler
For donation, you may use JustGiving. The donation will be used for Japan earthquake and tsunami help through Civic Force.
Besides, Tamanegi-Kobo is also planning charity sale. They are going to sell 2000yen worth of points for 1000yen, and they are going to donate all of these proceeds to Japan Red Cross. You can only purchase these points during the charity sale time and only 70 purchases are available while they last. They accept payment via Paypal and credit card through Paypal.
Of course, if you have already donated to other organizations, please also leave your comment here. This is my personal appreciation to all of you.
Again, thank you very much. I hope you understand how much encouragement I have received from you all.
Please also pray for me so that I might start feeling like I want to sew again.
Kristen was picked in the raffle as the winner.
I am very thankful to you all for your kind concerns.