Sunday, August 30, 2009

Coming right up!

Our September meeting will be held Tuesday, September 1st at Carolyn's home at 11:00 a.m. Jeannie Anderson will be coming to share some of her experiences with the Festival of Trees. Jeannie is a former board member with the festival and has spent many years volunteering for the event. The Festival of Trees raises millions of dollars each year for Primary Children's Hospital and the funds are used to help children who could not otherwise afford medical care to get the care that they need. These children come to Salt Lake City from all over the world and receive life saving, life changing medical care.

We will be making a quilt and a tree to donate to the Festival of Trees. Come and join us at 11:00 a.m. We will have a potluck lunch around 1:00 p.m.

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Special Delivery

"Where there is great love, there is always miracles." Willa CatherSandy, Ardis, Paulette, Carolyn, Haru, Judy & Lon
Paulette, Ardis, DeAnna, Carolyn, Haru & Judy
Thursday, August 6th was a heart warming day for the We CAN group. We traveled up to Heber to deliver our dresses, tee-shirts, jeans and 160 pairs of flip flops to the Village of Hope founders, Lon and DeAnna Kennard. DeAnna graciously shared with us a few of her experiences and a bit of the inspiration that started them on their journey with the village of Kersa Illala and Village of Hope Foundation. She is an amazing woman with thirteen children, the youngest six were adopted from Ethiopia. DeAnna radiates love and faith, has a huge heart and a spirit in tune with the Lord. They have been working in Ethiopia for ten years now and have overcome huge obstacles and seen many miracles. Thank you, DeAnna, for sharing a part of your busy day with us~ thank you for your light and love!

Sewing in the Love

" We look for visions of heaven and we never dream that all the time God is in the commonplace things and the people around us." Oswald ChambersWe met again on Tuesday, August 4th at Lynn's home to finish sewing the tee-shirt dresses for the little girls in Ethiopia. Carolyn and Lynn ~ pressing and gathering.
Haru, visiting from Tokyo, helped pin the skirts together
Judy, gathering the skirts together.
Haru has a great technique for folding the finished product -
it looked ready to go on a store shelf!
A few of the finished dresses . . . we hope the girls and women who wear these can feel our love for them as they go about their daily tasks, for they truly were sewn with loving hearts and kind hands. We also collected tee shirts and jeans for the little boys. We will be delivering them this week to the founders of Village of Hope

That's Sew Fun

"If we seek to manifest love by utilizing our inherent abilities to serve others in whatever we are doing, we find the greatest opportunity for development, for then we are giving expression to our love for our neighbors and ourselves." The Intelligent Heart, David & Bruce McArthur
Our July meeting was held at Lynn's home on the 21st. Kathy, Judy, Ardis, Lynn and Carolyn spent the afternoon sewing tee-shirt dresses for the little girls in Ethiopia. Fabric is ruffled, and hemmed, then sewed to a tee-shirt and it becomes a cute little dress for girls. They finished 17 dresses and have many more partially completed. These little dresses will be given to the Village of Hope Foundation.