Wednesday, August 15, 2012

A Busy Day And A Busy Weekend Ahead

I have a great deal of sewing to do in the next few days/week. My donations have been accepted into a local hospital and are pending in 2 more local hospitals. I can't wait to personally deliver the first donation. I spoke to the bereavement coordinator and she was so sweet and so thankful. I truly hope that families are blessed and a small piece of their pain is soothed with our gifts. As Jonathan and I were buying what seemed like reams of fabric today a lady next to us at the cutting counter asked what all the baby fabric was for. I showed her a diaper, hat and blanket and explained what they were for. She ooohed and ahhhed over them and then asked me for a business card. Me, a business card, haha. So instead I wrote down my name and email address for her. She owns a crafting business and is willing to donate fabric and possibly already made items. The lady cutting our fabric overheard the conversation and came to find us while we were looking at scissors to tell us how to get some of the fabric for cheaper. Blessings from God for sure. If anyone who reads this blog is interested in donated made items, fabric, money for fabric and stuff please e-mail me and I will be happy to tell you how you can help (kristybybee(at)mac(dot)com). If you can't help I understand but please be praying for this endeavor. I am in the process of setting up a sewing weekend to gather the troops for free labor :)

I'm looking forward to my busy weekend ahead. My parents are coming into town on Friday evening. My mom will be helping me to paint the trim and doors and hopefully finish off the painting and re-hanging of pictures. Saturday afternoon we will also see D and A for the first time since June 1. We talked to D on the phone yesterday and she is so excited to see us. A is still a little confused but that is ok. I can't wait to see their faces and hug them tightly. I'm so glad that their mom recognizes how much they mean to us and how much we mean to them and is willing to allow us to continue our relationship.


  1. Hooray for your donations being accepted!! Hosting sewing events is fun...I found that while we didn't necessarily get a ton completed that day, we did wind up with tonS in various stages, which made it very easy to get large numbers accomplished. You might also enlist friends to cut fabric and trim/flip from home. We have an "at home assembly line" going in NC and it is working wonderfully.

    So excited that you get to visit with the kids; I'm sure it will be difficult, but rewarding.

  2. What a blessing you are to your community in all of the wonderful ways you share your heart and your love. xoxo

  3. Oh my goodness. How wonderful that you're doing that!!! I am so happy you get to visit with the kids. I've been praying for you and for them!

  4. When I get codes for free stuff for Shutterfly I'll have to send them to you so you can get some business cards!!

    Can't wait to hear all about your visit with the kiddos!

    lots of love to you today xoxox

  5. Oh I am so happy that the hospital is responding well. Mommies will be so blessed to get your special gifts of love. You are such a blessing!!!! Have a productive wonderful week. LOVE YA sweet friend.