SSP6 (and some feedback)

I think it was the NY Times that described June as having had the greatest number of US Forces killed in Iraq in a while — a couple of years or something.

So, yeah — June has been a tough month.  We fight for king and country, but we also fight for those to our left and to our right.

Buuuuut, I do have to say — bundles have been flowing into AF.  I should see if I can call the AF crew tomorrow, for a check — there are few benefits to being in Iraq, but free calls to Afghanistan is one of them.

I did get some feedback from the folks on the ground in Afghanistan.  “Please send bling” was one of their requests.  Actually, the quote was “If available, they suggest sending some bling-bling to fasten to the clothing. The ladies enjoy decorating their clothes with mirrored items, fake stones and sequence.”

I think that’s certainly reasonable.

I also think this should be a bit inspiring:

Other feedback included great cheering over the inclusion of thread and needles “and things,” though I’m a bit unsure what that means.  Perhaps pastries.  “Threads are good, sheer-type fabric is good for head scarves and things, patterns fabrics are good, even velvet-type fabrics are really popular here (even in the summer heat!)  Needles for hand-embroidery, pins, sewing machine needles, and trim (beads, lace, thin ribbons) and bolts of fabric big enough to make a standard shalwar chemise would be great, too.”

More Female Engagement Team news, here.  Very neat article, here.  And a neat video, here.

And last, but certainly not least, if you’re looking for a little something else to do, it’s time for Super Secret Project 6.  Leave me a comment if you need the bundles address, or if you want more details on the SSP6.  It’s gonna be fun.

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22 Responses to “SSP6 (and some feedback)”

  1. Tricia C. Says:

    Count me in for SSP6!

  2. galyn Says:

    please send address for bundles, We have some ready to ship

    Thanks, and thank you for your service!! Happy Independence day

  3. Maryann McEvoy Says:

    Please stay safe. Sending prayers for all our soldiers safety.

    Please send info and address about SSP6.

    Happy 4th of July!

  4. skla Says:

    More info please. If something I can do, I’d like to help.

  5. Deb Says:

    Count me in SSP6. Please send info.
    Happy 4th and stay safe.

  6. Pat Says:

    Love what you do – send me details and address for next SS project! Pat

  7. Patricia Costantini Says:

    Always looking for a new challenge…Please tell me about SSP6.

  8. Dawn Says:

    bling and ribbons i can do. tell me more about SSP6! and for heaven sake, stay safe.

  9. kbro Says:

    Count me in for SSP6. Building a bundle for ABOL right now and would love to help more!

  10. AB Says:

    Tell me about SSP6 please…

    I have knitting supplies to go to SF. And cookies will head out to you on Tuesday. Any requests? ginger snaps are planned

  11. Anne Wilkins Says:

    I’ve sent a box of fabric and “stuff” already. Let me know what SSP6 consists of and I’ll see if I can participate in that one, too. Anne

  12. Yvonne Schreck Says:

    Art,
    Happy 4th to you and your buddies!! Stay safe!

    Please send me the address again and info on SSP6. School supplies will be going on sale soon and I’m thinking it’s not too late to send those, right? Or is that SSP6??

    Yvonne

  13. Jane Says:

    Info on SSP6 please. Enjoyed the linked articles. Take care and thanks for all you are doing.

  14. Paula B Says:

    First time I’m sending a BOL. Need address please.

    Thanks for your efforts to help.

  15. Jean S Says:

    I have bling! I have bling! so if it’s not too late for IBOL/ABOL, send me the address, and I’ll get a package out this week.

  16. stephanie allgood Says:

    I love the photo!
    I’m bundled out at the moment, but send you love and prayers for peace and safety.

  17. Jenny Says:

    I’m in for SSP6. Take care

  18. Jamie Says:

    Can I get the bundle address and the SSP6 details? Going off now to look for some bling-bling…

  19. Barbara Waldrip Says:

    please send me the info on SSP6

  20. Mary Kirwin Says:

    If you’re counting, I just mailed my ABOL today and posted a pic of it on my Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10150702801115506&set=a.10150392223470506.609701.849500505&type=1&theater

    Best regards from Dallas/Fort Worth where it’s hot enough to fry an egg on the sidewalk!

  21. Nancy Elkin Says:

    I somehow missed SSP6 – send me the details!

  22. Ann J Says:

    Is SSP6 the school supplies one? I have some things ready to be IBOLed to wherever. Please send me the details. I’m sorry for the loss of those young men, and hope the rest of you stay safe.
    Thanks,
    Ann

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