Mimi Sue's Cottage

A home is much more than a house built of lumber, brick, or stone. A home is made of love, sacrifice, and respect. We are responsible for the homes we build. We must build wisely, for eternity is not a short voyage. There will be calm and wind, sunlight and shadows, joy and sorrow. But if we really try, our home can be a bit of heaven here on earth. Thomas S Monson







Monday, March 1, 2010

Dresses For Haiti

A couple of weeks ago Janis, Sue and I were out and about enjoying a little retail therapy when we came across this wonderful idea. One of our local quilt shops (Quilter's Haven) was giving out fabric and patterns to make these cute little "pillowcase" dresses for children who'd lost everything in the earthquake in Haiti. So we all took home a pattern and some fabric and made a little dress. (Janis made three!)Hundreds of them have been made with love by women in our community. I wish I'd taken a picture of the big pile of adorable little dresses for children in far away Haiti.

17 comments:

Anne Fannie said...

What a sweet looking little dress and what a wonderful service project! Where could I get one of those patterns?
~Ann

Brenda @Just a Bed of Roses said...

talk about cute, can you see the little children running around wearing those cute little dresses.
Makes my heart warm. Bet you enjoyed thinking of them with every stitch.
What a fantastic idea.

M.L. @ The House of Whimsy said...

Oh, so Spring-like and sweet!!! And what a great idea! : )
M.L.

Brenda said...

What a great idea! What adorable little dresses! Thanks for sharing!

Lisa said...

I love it! I'm sure they'd be a snap to make, even without the pattern. Not that I could, but someone could, right? :) So great. That might just spur me on to doing something worthwhile today.

Gayle said...

How wonderful Sue! Wish I'd known about it too!

Nola @ the Alamo said...

What a great idea and so sweet of you to make one! How happy will those dresses make some little girls.

Kelly said...

Oh that is so good... Is Quilter's Haven the shop in Colonial Square? If you get the chance, could you let me know?

Beth at Aunties said...

It is adorable! What a wonderful thing the shop is doing and those who are sewing for these precious children.

Sue said...

What a wonderful idea and how special you ladies are to donate your time and talents for those poor children in Haiti....the little dress is adorable...

Maryjane - The Beehive Cottage said...

What a sweet idea! The little girls of Hatti will love and cherish their dresses! You made a sweet dress! Bless your heart!

Hugs,
Maryjane

Scrap for Joy said...

What a thoughtful thing to do! Imagine how happy each little someone will be to recieve her own NEW little dress just for her! Great idea Mimi! California-how wonderful!
Bless you!
Joyce

Cozy Little House said...

They're so cute! How sweet, and the little girls will adore them.
Brenda

Cindy Geilmann said...

What a wonderful little dress and what a compassionate thing to do. I need the pattern for my granddaughters.

Can't wait until we can get together.

cindy@stitches

Look beyond the picket fence said...

Found your blog by way of "Cathy Cobblestone", love the dress you made. I have never heard of a pillowcase dress before. What a nice way to help the little girls of Haiti.
denise

Screaming Meme said...

I love that little dress...:) Mimi Sue...I am having a giveaway...I wanted to let you know...:)the other Meme ;)

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

Oh my gosh. What a great thing for them to do and you to do. Lovely.