17 February 2016

Let's Bee Social #112

Welcome to the Let's Bee Social! This week I have some wonderful news to share....





This is my mom. Opening a package from Carrie at Gotcha Covered Quilting. Carrie wanted to donate some fabric from her online shop to contribute to this project that is near and dear to my mother's heart - Little Dresses for Africa.








Along with the fabric kindly donated by Carrie, I also delivered money which was sent by @CraftyCop on Instagram. Both of these ladies read the following post on my Instagram back in January when I posted about purging my stash and bringing the fabrics to my mom for her project. You can read more details here.








These two ladies were so touched by the work being done to bring happiness to young girls from around the world who had so little. And wanted to do something to help.




And my mom is now back in business! She makes these dress in an assembly line fashion. Cutting out the dresses. Matching up the trim to dress them up. And adding little touches.




Here are some of the fabrics I sent my mom last month.
Now in the process of becoming pretty little dresses.




And each little dress is labeled with the size.









The final step is to make the long ties needed to thread through the casing along the tops of the dress to tie above the shoulders.






THANK YOU Carrie and @CraftyCop for helping to allow my mom to do what she can to help these girls to have a little dress. And for giving my mom a purpose that makes her so happy!







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36 comments:

Chris @made by ChrissieD said...

How wonderful Lorna, aren't quilters just the best at helping people? - Chris :D

Samantha said...

Those are lovely- kudos to your mom!

Teje Karjalainen said...

Hi Lorna! I'm so happy your mother has these new beautiful fabrics to make more cute dresses! x Teje

Michelle @ From Bolt to Beauty said...

Thanks for sharing that story. Reading it was a great way to start the day! : )

Patti said...

Bravo to your mama! Quilty people have the biggest hearts!

Kate said...

It's a wonderful project to support and will make such a difference to their lives, to just the dresses, but knowing that someone cares. Thank you for sharing.

Kate said...

What a wonderful way to make a difference.

Little Quiltsong said...

Sewing for such a purpose as your mom has, is that much more fulfilling - and wonderful to see the sponsor support she has been given to keep on! Thank you for sharing, Lorna!

Sandra Walker said...

I (almost) always so impressed with the generosity of quilters. Your mom makes adorable dresses. So glad she's getting help from other kind souls.

Patty D from NC said...

Good minds think alike! I have a post on my blog today www.elmstreetquilts.com about Little Dresses for Africa too with a point to Jan's blog. This post is part of my Hugs series, sewing and giving handmade to those who need it. I just added a link to your post. Your mom is doing some good work here!

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

What lovely fabrics and workmanship! :)

Allison said...

I love sewing with a purpose projects... and I mean a REAL purpose. So sweet of your mom to take on sewing so many dresses for this cause. I was touched by the story too when you wrote it in January. Two thumbs up for your mom!

KaHolly said...

Lorna, that is sew sweet! I missed the original post, shame on me! Your mom deserves a big hug! XO

Cheryl said...

What beautiful dresses and such a great cause!

SarahZ said...

Total sweetness! And such fun to see your Mom :)

LA Paylor said...

nothing beats your show and tell this week. How sweet the connection between bloggers and your mom and the little girls. LeeAnna

Tish Stemple said...

What a generous gift for a great cause! The quilting community is so wonderful to be a part of.

Carol said...

I love this post! This is a project I have been wanting our ladies at church or at quilt club to get involved in. When you posted a few weeks ago, I looked up the pattern and started getting excited. Thanks for sharing this one about your mother's work!

Jayne said...

What a wonderful charity! The dresses are adorable, your mom did a fantastic job!

Stephie said...

Lorna, where are you social share buttons?!?! I really want to share such a wonderful story with friends on Twitter, FB etc! That's one lovely picture of the little girls, how rewarding it must be for your mum and what generous IG friends you have :) You're such an inspiration missis! x

Mari said...

What a great mom! I'm sure those adorable dresses will be much appreciated.

Soma @ whimsandfancies.com said...

Beautiful dresses for a great cause!!

-Soma

Jane Holbrook said...

Those happy little girls make my heart sing. What a joyful purpose for your mama. We all want a better world, what better way than one smile at a time.

Kelli said...

What a wonderful mom you have!!! That is so awesome! xo

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

Such a sweet donation and a such a wonderful Mom!

tubakk said...

Your mother is so sweet and helpful. Send her my greetings.

EmileeHope said...

So happy your mom has something she enjoys, that also brings joy to others! What a great gift!

Rosemary B❤️ said...

Lorna, you and your mom are incredibly adorable and so generous.
I love both of you so much.

Anja @ Anja Quilts said...

That's awesome. Should keep your mom busy for the next little while. What great gifts to receive.

The Farmhouse Quilter said...

That is so great... amazing actually. Your mom is awesome!

Jennifer Fulton Inquiring Quilter said...

Great project! So happy for your Mom, and for everyone who contributed. Those girls look so happy with their new dresses.

Lisa J. said...

That is so wonderful Lorna.

Puppilalla said...

That is a WONDERFUL project. Tell your mum hats off to her and her committment.

Sewmotion said...

Wow! Your mum is amazing, and those dresses are so cute, good on her!

Rachel said...

Such kind quilters, both your mom for making the dresses and the fabric donators! Love the different little trims on each dress!

Jasmine said...

What a sweet project. Those dresses are darling.

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