8 Feb 2012, 9:00am
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  • Sewing: Sewing Kits

    I haven’t done any sewing in a while and I finally figured out why.  In the winter, I tend to lean toward baking and cooking and in the spring time my creativity breaks from its slumber and it’s like over the winter a whole garden of ideas rested and waited for the sun.
    Got a phone call a couple of days ago from our Mennonite neighbor, Twila.  She asked if I’d like to join her women’s group as they put together sewing kits for people in third world countries. 

    They are upcycled from old greeting cards.

    There were tupperware full of straight pins, safety pins and buttons. And stacks of fabric covered greeting cards.

    How inventive?  I thought it was a fabulous idea and my mind started working as to how I could do something like this for myself and pass it out to friends and family.
    A little list to keep us on track…

    The conversation was so enjoyable.  The ladies were eagerly asking about my life and our impending move to California.  I shared how Cylas was excited at first but then changed his mind when he discovered that there were more bad guys than in Pennsylvania.  One of the ladies whispered quietly, “So, there’s just more wickedness?”  I smiled inwardly.  Yes, more blatant wickedness.

    A sweet lady named Brenda spoke to us for about 15 minutes on grief.  She recently lost her husband to cancer.  She had a soft voice, but it was steady and full of wisdom and passion.

    It was a little after 12 when we lined up for the most scrumptious luncheon.  The ladies put on a fabulous meal.

    homemade icecream and brownies


    I’m so glad Twila reached out to me.  I had a great time.  Thank you, Twila!

    8 Feb 2012, 10:11am
    by Deborah Kordecki



    wow…what a great project (and cute too!). I am sure the recipients will be grateful!

    Thank you for sharing this…. These ladies have an awesome sense of community and yet are able to reach out to others as well. Definitely humbling.

    8 Feb 2012, 6:19pm
    by Mommy Hobbies


    Yes! They do! And you know how passionate I am about community. It was an honor to be a part of that gathering, for sure.


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