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Making the move.

Making the move.

Sometimes I need a good swift kick in the pants and now seems to be one of those times. To be honest, I’ve had a somewhat rough go of it the last eight months, wondering just what the point was if I couldn’t have the things that made me happy. Then I saw this on…

Let’s Sew!

Let’s Sew!

If you live in the Portland/Vancouver area, I hope you can join me tomorrow night, June 7th, to sew-sew-sew for the orphans in Vietnam. I will be bringing along patterns for bucket hats for adults and toddlers, the lovely Popover Sundress (that’s the dresses they’re sporting so sweetly in the pic above), and some generic…

Dresses for all!

Dresses for all!

Lyn shared this adorable picture from one of her last days at the Tam Ky orphanage. Can you pick out the boy hidden in a dress? I only have my guess, but I know his name is Khang and no one batted an eye about putting him in one of the dresses we made. This…

Happy children because of YOU

Happy children because of YOU

Thanks to each and every person who helped out with my sewing drive last fall. I think we may have lost one box along the way, but I realized with this last shipment that if I forked over the extra for Express Mail, it really does get there faster. I mailed two boxes last Friday…

Thank you, Thomas.

Thank you, Thomas.

I first heard of Thomas Knauer back in 2011 when he was releasing his first line with Andover. It was a lovely collection called “Pear Tree” and I remember seeing him in Houston at Quilt Market carrying a bag he had made out of this lovely large-scale partridge-in-a-pear-tree print. I was too shy to say…

Another shipment

Another shipment

Thanks to the support of Gen Q mag and Teri (craktpot on Flickr) I was able to pay for a second box of items. I paid for this first one, filled with pants and dresses. And they paid for this box, double the size and cost, but filled with 40 Popover dresses, 12 pairs of…

Support “Sew Em Be”

Support “Sew Em Be”

Sewists , crafters and quilters are always willing to lend a hand and thanks to the help of dozen, in 2012 I was able to gather more than 200 items for the children in Tam Ky. Since then I have sent package to the Quang Nam Baby Orphanage as my own budget afforded. As more…

Update on orphans and dresses

Update on orphans and dresses

Thanks to a lovely woman named Lyn, I get to share these wonderful pictures of the kids in Tam Ky wearing some of the dresses made for our sewing drive last fall. How cute are they?! I recently had the chance to talk with the folks at Generation Q magazine and they were so encouraging….

Deliveries in Vietnam

Deliveries in Vietnam

I can’t tell you how over-the-top excited I was to get this message on my Facebook wall from my dear friend Mrs. Hanh: [I am so in love with her English skills…just adorable. I wrote about her in my book and it always made me smile to write her dialogue.] But the real point is:…

Thanks to Each and Every One

Thank you so much for each an every one of you that donated to the Sewing for Orphans drive. It was successful beyond my wildest dreams with more than 350 items donated. I’m thrilled to be able to help out with donations being sent to orphanages in Tam Ky, as well as to the orphanage…

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