Jan 3, 2009

Sewing -embellishing burp cloths

The stack...of finished burp cloths

The forest

M is for God's Mercy!

a swatch of fabric that came when I ordered so toile to make a quilt out of

*7 days...that's one WEEK!!* until we are on the plane heading to ETHIOPIA to adopt our Little Beauty.
(she's 8 months old!)

Way back in our waiting for our Guatemalan sons (which is when this adoption began...August 2005!)...which never came to be because the country shut down to adoptions....well, I picked up a load of cloth diapers.

Back in those days it was my hearts desire to go the route of cloth diapers, it still is, but I have decided that I am going to use a diaper service versus me being the diaper cleaner. In the beginning of this adoption I had 3 children...in 2007 God sent 3 more though foster care for us to adopt....with six kids there is already plenty of laundry time for me, enough said.

I figured I better fancy mine up, or the diaper service was bound to end up with our diapers and theirs. There is a method to my mad embellishing at the 11th hour!

I used up so many scraps for this embellishing project, which is good if you knew my fabric pile. And as a tree-hugger, just seeing the little fairy tale trees makes joy well up in my heart!

I'm almost done with sewing...a few more diaper wraps out of fleece and I can stash the fabric and sewing machine away. For now it sits on the kitchen table, waiting for me to come.

Thank you for your prayers and for your financial support. In the past week another $650 dollars has come in through our fund raising support button that Emily made. We are so thankful...this adoption has been such a financial stretch for us. What a blessing you are to us...and of course God knows your love offerings and will provide out of His abundance for you too!


"Indescribable" said...

You are so talented! Trust me the week is going to fly by. I'm so excited for you and will pray for you and your trip daily! Can't wait for details, and photos too.

javamamma said...

Wow, those are adorable! What a great idea. As is the idea about diaper service! :)

Lovingmyamazinglife said...

I can't believe how busy you have been such cute designs too.Suddenly we find ourselves with a 7 day wait as well!!!Our childs birthfather signed over his parental rights a few days ago,now we have a 7 day wait to see if he appeals or stalls,if not she will be %100 free for adoption in 7 days!!,we would get to skip the tpr process and many court hearings.So as I watch your family wait your 7 days and count them down,know we are doing the same!What a wonderful way to bring in the New Year.Hugs to you all.

mom said...

What a fun task! AND a great way to use up fabric scraps (your stash must look like mine! YIKES!)

I'm so excited for you, Kimmie, and am continuing to pray! :-)

Tammy ~@~

Diane said...

Those burp clothes are adorable Kimmie! You're quite talented and creative!

Emily said...

Ephesians 1:16. :)

I love how clever and crafty you are with your resources. That shows how wise you are with the money people are giving.

So, to anyone else who reads this comment....can you help give to this family??? Worthy cause...no doubt.

Anna said...

Love these cloths! But if you run out of energy, maybe a simple line of machine embroidery on the borders will help you keep them separate from the diaper service diapers, and it would be fun to use all those stitches we never get to! . BTW, we had a service with our first one and it really was a luxury. Enjoy!

julie said...

Love it!! Almost time to go and pick up little beauty!!! Yeah!!!

Cathy said...

Cute. Cute. Fun. Fun. I like the embellishments.

I'm looking forward to sharing in your joy as you bring your little beauty home.

Amrita said...

This is love art

The Passionate Housewife said...

Wow, these have got to be the cutest burp cloths that I have ever seen!!

Kimmie, I check in on your blog once in awhile and I just want you to know how thrilled I am with your answer to prayer and the new little blessing that is awaiting you to bring her home...

God bless!

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