Monday, September 10, 2012

Why Are We Even Doing This???

Because Every Stitch Matters.
It really does.
I believe so. 

I think it's a good idea to revisit the "Why?" behind Hopeful Threads from time to time. It helps provide a reminder and hopefully encouragement for those who have been around for a while and maybe clarify some things for new friends. Either way, keeping the "Why?" front and center helps us all remain on the same page, headed toward the same goal....sharing our creativity in a way that helps another.

I recently received pictures from my friend Jeannie at Caring for China's Orphans. (formerly known as Annabelle's Wish for those of you who may have heard me mention before) The pictures are of our little friends at the Starfish Foster Home in Xi'an China who were the recipients of our January 2012 sewing project of bloomers. Lots of precious little models here to show off your work! Do you see any of the bloomers you made???

These little cuties can clarify the "WHY?" far better than anything I could say, so here you are...

 
 
 
 
 
Photographs provided by Caring for China's Orphans. Please use only with their permission.

That's certainly enough to keep me sewing! :)

Leads me to think of this quote I read on another blog recently,
"When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left, and could say, 'I used everything you gave me.' "
~Erma Louise Bombeck

Caring for China's Orphans has been caring for the needs of Chinese orphans since 1995. They are in the process of developing their website, but you can follow the progress on their facebook page here or request to be added to their newsletter list. 

For more on how Hopeful Threads got started you can read the "About Me" page at the top of the blog and you are always welcome to email me as well.
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5 comments:

Pam said...

Thanks for sharing this, Kristy. I think I can see a pair I made.

Bright Angel said...

Some of the cutest "Whys?" ever!! How absolutely adorable they are! Thanks for sharing this with us Kristy! :)

Melissa said...

Thank you for sharing this with us. We all need a good reminder once in awhile!

Gingersnaps Quilts said...

That's great! And what an awesome quote!

Sondra said...

Love this post, precious children. Such important work.

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