Thursday, September 16, 2010

Loving Orphans

I've been working on these little by little over the Summer and it's been hard. Every time I just start thinking about the kiddos there at Songbirds orphanage. I think about how wonderful it is that three others there (two in Songbirds group) were being adopted as well. My heart was so happy to know they too would be going to their forever home with their forever family.

But there are so many more. So many.

They need clothing, shoes, socks...underwear. Such basic things really, and yet they have to share all of it. On our first trip we took bunches of socks and underwear for the children. This trip? I am taking handmade appliqued tees.

I cannot wait to be able to take them to the kids there. The kids left behind who will, forever, be in my thoughts.

We have been told we "might be invited soon to travel". Those words both excite and terrify me. It's like preparing to have a kinda have a due date, but there is plenty to prepare for...and you are never really sure when that "date" is to happen until it does...

Meanwhile, I have plenty of sewing of appliques to do. It's my way of being able to show a little love to some very deserving orphans.

What about you? Any loving projects you have been working on?


  1. These are beautiful! What a wonderful, sweet thing to be making. I am so excited for you to go pick up your daughter - praying for SOON!!!

    Will these be in your shop to buy at all? My sister is pregnant and I'd love to get her one!

  2. What a great idea! I'm getting ready to pick out fabric to make baby shoes for my husband's boss. His wife is due in a few weeks, it's their first girl, and they are lacking in pink and purple!