Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Julian Oaks 4-6 Grade Camp Craft and Gifts made by the Dorcas Circle

The Dorcas Circle went to camp to do the craft. This camp was special because the Dorcas Girls got to pass out quilts and caps. And the item that had the most love and hard work put in to it were the
Dolls, made by the Doll Ministry that Rosemary runs and does a super job.

We had enough items to pass out that we let the campers pick 2. They knew they were special because I said we are giving the most gifts to this camp. It was fun as the campers ran up to get their gifts. One camper shared how he still has his backpack from last year and how he uses it. He told me everything about his backpack from the previous year. Another camper shared how much he loves to do the craft and it was their first time, and he want to come next year to do another craft.

 My most wonderful Dorcas Ladies (Linda, Teri (who does life guarding after the craft), and Bonnie) faithfully come up each week to make this possible. Without all your giving up of your valuable time, the craft and gifts would not be so such a blessing to the campers. Thanks to all the ladies who have done prep work for the craft and gift items.

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Dorcas Circle Gathering on July 21 2011

We had a wonderful gathering last week. I want to thank:

  • Willa making 2 bibs and informing me what needs to be done to meet the widows needs.
  • Monica completing her first quilt. She did an wonderful job on the binding. The most difficult part. The Indian Quilt is done and is a unique treasure to add to Tabitha's Treasures.
  • Bonnie completed the Christmas Baby Quilt. A unique one. Any mother would treasure for their baby's first Christmas.
  • Linda making a beautiful felted purse. Linda is so unique with developing short cuts while making a project look wonderful. I am tempted to buy this one.
  • Our 2 Mormon Missionaries came. This may be their last week and Linda spent a little time teaching them to knit. Thanks Linda
  • Our youngest lady, Trudy, I was soooo impressed with. She is beyond a quick learner and work the WHOLE time. She cut out around 20 bibs to bless the nursing homes with. This is an essential item for the residences.

Dolly and I had a wonderful time at Crestview Manor with the residences  to discuss the Dorcas Circle. They are so grateful for all of you who have donated your time to make handmade items for them. Without you ladies, they would not be so blessed. Thanks again from Crestview and me.

Please keep Bonnie, Linda and I in prayer. We will be at Julian Oaks this week passing out Monster Dolls, Quits and Hats. Will have pictures later. So far every camp has been wonderful to doing the craft time with us. Linda has done a wonderful job organizing the jewelry and campers come to that as well.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

CHRISTMAS IN JULY Dorcas Circle July 7, 2011

The Dorcas Circle celebrated its first Christmas in July. Actually it was everyone's first Christmas in July. From the very young to the oldest of us. We worked like a team to bless the Widows and Orphans of our Society by wrapping Christmas gifts. Memri provided brownies, Willa provided cookies, coffee and drinks. Marlitt provided soft drinks. We had the children stuff pillows, make YOYO's while Christmas music played in the background. We had some reindeer antlers to wear with small Christmas lights in them. We put reindeer with the handmade pillow. The Morman Missionaries wrapped the gifts for the Campers for Christmas. Bonnie and Monica worked on quilts while Fawn organized binding. Also all the girls hand sewed YOYO. One little girl loved sewing so much that I gave her some fabric to bring home to make more YOYO. I could see how interested she was in sewing. That brought joy to my heart to pass the craft on to the next generation. Monica got to learn how to bind a quilt in the sewing room. The girls took a break and had fun eating cookies, brownies and soda.

Wrapping Christmas Gifts for Campers

Wow look at all those Christmas Gifts

Monica Learning Binding

Girls making YOYO a Hand Sewing Project

Linda and Memri sewing pillows after being stuffed

Getting Ready to Wrap a Gift

Bonnie is showing Marlitt how to put on Binding on a Quilt

Having fun with the desserts

Marlitt working on pillows

Fawn organizing binding

Girls stuffing Christmas Pillows

Yea, my first YOYO


Linda, Bonnie and Karen had a wonderful time teaching children about making yarn. We gave them a brief science and history lesson. We showed them the wheel then said you will learn to use a drop spindle to make your first yarn. The girls had a wonderful time learning and now know you do not get yarn just from a Walmart Shelf but it begins with the sheep and all the processing wool goes through to make yarn. The girls got to put the yarn in a hank and can knit with their first hand spun yarn.