Sunday, November 22, 2009

Festival of the Trees Coming Up

Children are one third of our population and all of our future. ~Select Panel for the Promotion of Child Health, 1981

On Tuesday, November 17, we gathered at Kathy's home to finish our small tree for the Festival of Trees.  Ornaments, bows, lights and the star all have to be wired securely onto the tree, so it can be easily transported to it's final home.
Ardis, Kathy, Sandy and Judy - decorating has begun!
Judy, Kathy, Carolyn and Ardis

Paulette putting on the final touch.
Our finished project, ready to go to Salt Lake.
The Festival of Trees will be held December 2-5 at the Southtowne Center in south Salt Lake.

Mothers Without Borders Boutique

"Every child comes with the message that God is not yet discouraged of man." ~Rabindranath Tagore

The Mothers Without Borders Boutiques were held November 6 and 7 in Lehi and Layton.  Five of us went to the Mt. Timpanogas Temple Friday morning, then we met at Porter's Place in Lehi for Lunch.  Afterward, we went to the boutique in Lehi that was held at the Mellor Hidden Meadows Mansion. 

The boutique was filled with beautiful items that were made in Africa by women who are being lifted and helped by the MWB program, as well as many hand crafted items from local artisans and crafters.  Beautiful jewelry, wood carvings, dolls that are named after some of the little girls in Africa, crocheted scarves, quilts, seasonal decor, clothing, carved canes, and all sorts of fine handiwork were available at the boutique as well as great five minute massages.

We even got to see Kathy Headlee, who is the founder of this great organization that  serves "children in orphanages in Romania, Mexico, Guatemala, Ecuador, Nepal and Bolivia and those living in the streets in Africa and India, it is our goal to send a message of hope and offer real solutions to the serious problems these children face."

Be thinking of craft items that you can make throughout the year to donate to this great cause.   Truly even small efforts forward make a difference in our world.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Upcoming Dates & MWB Boutique

Friday, November 6
Temple Trip and attend the Mothers Without Borders Boutique in Lehi

Tuesday, November 17
We CAN meeting at Kathy T's home at 11:00 a.m. We will decorate the tree and prepare everything else that we need to finish for the Festival of Trees.

Monday, November 30
Trip to Southtowne Convention Center in South Salt Lake to put up the tree for the Festival of Trees.

Mother's Without Borders Boutique - November 6 & 7 at the Mellor Hidden Meadows Reception Center in Lehi, Utah. There will also be one at the Chantilly Mansion in Layton, Utah.
I delivered all the items for the Mother's Without Borders Boutique a few weeks ago to Terri W in Provo and she was thrilled - very impressed with the beautiful things you did for the boutique. She has been over to Zambia twice with the MWB group and said they have been able to build schools and help women get businesses started and they are making a positive impact on the lives of women and children there.