Saturday morning came and I had 5 women all show up to help throughout the morning. It was perfect! Not too many and they came staggered so that I actually got to talk with everybody! We even had two new people come help that hadn't before! Some ironed labels on, another sewing instructor that has been sewing for us did some sewing too.
As it turned out when I was setting up, I realized just how many dresses I already had completed that just needed to be rolled, bagged and packaged for shipping. I set a big table up and showed a friend how to do just that. We worked on opposite sides of the table and talked while we worked. I am usually running around like crazy instructing, helping and trouble shooting and don't really get to catch up with people as I would like to at sew-a-longs. This was really nice for me. And, I loved the smaller setting of Sal's House! We rolled and bagged hundreds of dresses that have been sitting in a giant covered plastic container on my deck for months just waiting for funding to ship! I will be so glad to mail those dresses out! These will go to David Wagner in Florida to be taken to Africa and South America this year on his missions trips.
|Dresses completed & labels just sewn on|
|Sewing on labels|
|Rolling/bagging dresses here|
|Rolled and Bagged & Counted!|
|Cutting, Serging & Sewing Station|
|Sponsor a Woman, Host an Event, email sign ups, Slideshow and Pillowcase party info!|
In mid-January, I spoke to a group of Delta Kappa Gamma's and they were so moved by Dress a Girl and what we are doing in Connecticut that they opened their wallets on the spot and donated just over $100! Now that I have that money in hand, I can afford to ship some of the dresses! How wonderful!
The video recording went well, she interviewed me and a few others as well. She took video for nearly 3 hours. The article will run on Valentine's Day and I am anxious to see how it comes out. I hope this drums up more interest and excitement for Dress a Girl and that more people will want to become involved. I also hope that a Corporate Sponsor will come forward! Surely there is a company out there that would like to help a not for profit help bless little girls by helping with shipping costs and supplies costs?
Either way, my hope is that more eyes be opened to see what we are doing to help bless girls!