Monday, May 28, 2012


Recently, I have gotten involved with a group of ladies at my church that have been making dresses for girls around the world.  It is part of a nationwide movement, "Dress a Girl Around the World."  to make simple, colorful dresses for girls around the world.  The ladies that I've joined have already made hundreds of dresses and they have been taken to India, Guatemala, Germany and Russia.   The little dresses going to cooler climates require the addition of a tea shirt to wear under the dress.  As we make more dresses they will be taken to other countries when we have teams going on mission trips. 

There are groups of ladies all over the country sewing these little dresses.  They are so cute!  They are commonly called pillow case dresses.
Working on another dress.

Cute dresses to dress a little girl some where in the world.
They are simple to make with only one seam up the back with elastic across the front and back and double bias tape to bind the arm holes.   I was able to make five last week.  I have five more waiting in my sewing room calling my name and fabric for three or four more that must be cut out before I can get started on those.  

The ladies group at church meet every other Tuesday, we take our sewing machines, ironing boards, irons, surgers and sewing notions we know we will need and sew all day long.   Not all the ladies can sew, but they are out official pressing team and putting the elastic in the front and back casements before the arm holes are bound.   It is a lot of fun and a very worthwhile project.  Check out the link for more information about this project.  There is a button at this website for the patterns for the dresses.


Tuesday, May 8, 2012


Skyline of Atlanta
It's been eight weeks since we were ushered into the room, from the Emergency Room, with this view.  We spend two nights here after Hubby fell coming out of the attic of  his work shop and sustained a compression fracture of his L1 vertebra.  The injury has been very painful, but he was so fortunate that his injuries weren't worse, but it has been a l-o-n-g eight weeks, especially for some that is always moving and working and doing something.  Now the physical therapy starts, which should be lots of fun.  I call them physical terrorists.   

 We also had a bird's eye view of the landing pad for the medical helicopters.  We decided they must be delivering or picking up body parts (we were at a level 1 trauma center) for transplant purposes, because the helicopters were too small to be delivering patients with severe injuries.  Our friend, Jason, gave me a complete narrative of what was happening on the ground, when a helicopter flew in, during his visit.  

It is really scary when your beloved hubby has to be transported to the emergency room via ambulance.  I can't say enough good things about the EMTs that responded to my 911 call.  They were here in less than five minutes.  When they decided they were taking him to a level 1 trauma center I knew we might have some real problems.  They were so kind to me and allowed me to trail them down the interstate to the hospital.  When we arrived at the ER I was able to park and walk right in with them.  However, when we got inside my heart sank, there was a very long line of stretchers in the hallway.  I just knew we would be out there for hours.  Not so.  A nurse came up to us and said it would be a minute before a room was ready and in less than five minutes we were in a room and Hubby was receiving medical attention.  Oh yeah, our county sent us a bill for $790 for that ride.  I just pray our insurance will cover that cost.  

It's my prayer we never have to be in any hospital room again, even one with a view.