Happy Friday! April is finally here. No more winter for us. In between working on the master bedroom and Easter projects, I managed to get all 70 pillow case dresses hemmed for Operation Christmas Child 2016. You can read about it here. You can find instructions here.
I made myself sew 3 hems a day at least 5 days a week. I have to be really strict with myself. They aren’t due until the end of October, but I don’t want to spend 8 to 10 hours a day sewing all through September and October.
Last year our church started out with me being the only one sewing them. By last fall three other ladies joined me. And now we have a team of about 18 ladies making them. Our church packs about 1800 boxes, 900 of them for girls. We’re far from reaching our goal of having 900 dresses, but a lot closer than we were 2 years ago with none.
This past month I listened to stories by Lucy Maud Montgomery audio books on YouTube while I sewed. It broke up the monotony of sewing the same thing over and over. Next Ill be sewing seam binding on the armholes. We had a speaker a few weeks ago who had participated in passing out the shoe boxes in Africa. She said the children are so excited when they are gathered to receive them. I know most little girls love to dress up pretty, and I’m honored to serve.