Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Some of the meetings we spend time cutting and prepping and other meetings we get to spend time finishing items. Because of all the work done over these last few months "prepping" items, in October we have had an abundance of completed items and delivered items. The photos page is updated with some of these! Check it out! There will even be another delivery in October at the end of the month. I'll give some totals then! I can tell you now though, it's over 30 shirts and 70 blankets.... woohoo! Many, many families will be blessed!
We were ABUNDANTLY blessed a few months ago to be given a wonderful donation of flannel! So far, over 30 blankets have been made and delivered just from this blessing! There will be many, many more. I could never say thank you enough! And because of a wonderful donation of beautiful threads, we had all we needed to do the blankets for the sweet babies.
God is truly, truly the ultimate provider. His provision for this ministry is nothing short of a miracle. It seems the more we pour in to this, the more He provides. I can't explain it, but I am humbled and overwhelmed how so many of you allow Him to use you to make a difference.
Some of the shirts and blankets that were delivered last week were perfect for this fall. Pumpkins and candy corn on the fabric! Perfect! Now, we start finishing shirts for Christmas! I can't wait as they are so cute! Hats are on the agenda too! It's a cold time of year for these little ones.
Next month will be the black Friday sales and I am so excited! Last year we were able to purchase a large amount of flannel for 75% off! That is a huge savings! If you would like to contribute to this year's in some way, just let me know! That part is totally up to you and what is on your heart.
I pray you are blessed by the photos and updates. And, that you too look forward to hearing the words "well done" when we get to Heaven! Have a wonderful day!
Saturday, June 14, 2014
What a wonderful meeting we had this month!!! Over the last few meetings more and more has been completed and it turned out that we were able to wrap up the final steps on a lot of items in just a few hours!
Yesterday some of our awesome ladies delivered to Arkansas Children's Hospital a package with 32 shirts and 41 blankets for the babies and families of the CVICU. These items are specially made to meet the needs of the CVICU patients. I will post photos in the next few days!
Wow! So many families will have a "smile moment"! Thank you to all those involved as well as all those that lift up this ministry.
I can tell you from personal experience, these "smile moments" are priceless. They are sometimes very rare. There are no words for them. To know others care for your family that you don't even know, truly priceless. Although I hope those that read this don't need to experience this feeling, if you do, know there are people that love you, are praying for you, and working to bless you in the hardest of times. These gifts are the best way we can.
Thank you again to those that work to make a difference in the lives of others (with this or in other ways). Someday, we will experience pure joy when God shows us the impact of our actions! Very, very exciting!!!
See you on July 5!
Wednesday, June 4, 2014
As I prepare for this coming Saturday to join with friends again to sew and have fellowship, I know that I am out of white serger thread and will need to pick some up. But when?!?! I have a lot to get done before Saturday! Then, I go through a package that arrived from a woman I have never met. In that package is the EXACT thread that works best for my machine! Not to mention, the package is full of all sorts of other goodies we will be able to use!!!
I wanted to share this note because all of us have those moments when we feel like there is something we need to do, but we shrug it off and say I will get to it later. Procrastination steals the joy of giving and receiving blessings. Never doubt what God has working in the background that you don't see. And, always, always, tell Him thank you when you get those showers of blessings upon you!
Have a wonderful day full of blessings! See you Saturday!
Wednesday, May 28, 2014
Thursday, December 19, 2013
So, with all that said, the delivery for Christmas to the CVICU was wonderful. And, with as full as they are (unfortunately) this was needed. We delivered the following:
48 flannel blankets - these are used also as the bedding under the baby for a pretty and soft bed
22 fleece blankets - these are made a little smaller than the big ones at the store so they can be used in the small area
23 lovies - these ultra soft and cuddly blankets are the ultimate snuggling item and they were all backed with Christmas red and green satin
3 flannel quilts - these are so precious
15 hats - cute, cute, cute!
35 shirts - all done in Christmas fabrics so the babies will have cute outfits to celebrate
And of course - a big box of chocolate for the amazing staff of the CVICU!!!
Spending Christmas in a hospital makes it VERY hard to feel like Christmas. And, it's hard to have joy when you are in the worst circumstances you can imagine enduring. These gifts let these parents know that someone cares about them and cares about their little one. What a wonderful way to show the meaning of Christmas - God loves us so much He sent his son.
Have a very Merry Christmas and may you enjoy many, many blessings!!! Love you all! Thank you for being part of this group and working to make a difference in this world. Enjoy the photos of the items delivered!
Friday, November 8, 2013
We do not like to think about babies and families hurting. To know that each minute things change and more prayers go up asking for healing, love, and hope. The roller coaster of being a patient (or the family) in the hospital is indescribable. It is in the midst of this up and down and back and forth and sideways that your gifts arrive. You give a smile in a world that needs lots of them. For this I personally am truly thankful and hope that you understand just how special you are.
This last shipment to ACH included 40 flannel blankets, 22 shirts, and 14 lovies! Wow! You made this happen. You make a difference. And, someday I will get to stand beside you in front of our amazing God as he smiles at us for showing His love. I don't know of a better reward...
May you be blessed and I look forward to seeing and hearing from you as we prepare for a Christmas delivery!
Monday, September 9, 2013
Fall activities have begun and that means many of us are running kids and grand-kids to all sorts of sports and school activities. That also means many of you that are typically able to join us won't be able to for a few times. I want to let you know that you are missed, but I also believe that family always comes first. Enjoy your family and the blessing of time you get with them. We are never promised tomorrow. If you find you have time in between things and would like to work on something, please contact me and I can bring you some items to work on at your leisure.
I look forward to our meeting in October. It will be October 5 from 9-12. Join us for all or part of the meeting! We will start working on some things for Christmas for the babies. Such a special occasion is hard to celebrate in the hospital, but perhaps we can at least give a family a moment of a smile and let them know they are loved.
Thank you as always for your love, your support, your prayers, and all you do so that together we can bless many, many families. You are a blessing and give such blessings! Thank you!