Baby Bootie Progress Report

 

This Progress Report was updated

March 9, 2019.

How are we doing? Here are the stats:

9,500 New users on TheMourningProject.com website since the September 3 launch.
18,000  Page views of the website

 $608 Collected so far towards the purchase of exhibition materials and signage ($900), and shipping crates (which will cost an estimated 2-3 thousand dollars for entire 23,000 booties)

 The YWCA of Southern Arizona will host the first show in Tucson from April 2-5. There will be a panel discussion about this important issue on Thursday, April 4 so I am working on pulling both the panel discussion and the installation together simultaneously.  Yikes.

REMINDER: If want your booties to be in the first exhibition, get your booties to me by March 15…. Send them to TheMourningProject, 2000 South Hermosa, Tucson, AZ 85713

TheMourningProject now has a Ravelry group (click here and invite a friend to join) and a Facebook page (click here, like us and share the page).

Here is a link to an awesome video by my sister Nanci Elf on how to make 63 pairs of booties in under 6 hours.  Why 63? Because that is how many babies we lose in the U.S. every day.

There are more baby bootie making parties planned in the next few months.  Will you be hosting one?  Let me know by posting it to the Facebook or Ravely pages!  And thanks for supporting TheMourningProject.com.

And the baby bootie count is:

23000 Baby Booties
1943 Baby Booties

I admit, I am chewing my fingernails.  I would love this number to be in the many many thousands by now, but I know of many booties out there that are coming this way (I have seen photographic evidence!).   This is why I have developed the SEND TEN Challenge.  If only 2,000 people of the 10,000 new users make 10 pairs of booties each, the goal will be in reach.  To help spread the word, click here for info on the challenge.

For a list of the all the wonderful MAKERS and CHEERLEADERS, click here. Please be patient as I update this.  

Keep those booties coming and keep spreading the word on Facebook and Ravelry!  And thanks for contributing to TheMourningProject.com.

The rumors are true.  Several pairs of ceramic booties in memory of a little boy named Finnegan will be a part of the first installation.

Booties for Finnegan.

 

Baby bootie party!

These 101 booties were made by over-achiever and fiber artist Jacque Davis.