Monday, January 23, 2012

Ministry Faire was the main focus this week at the Dorcas Circle

Bonnie and I did Dorcas Circle alone which was fine. I was coughing all over the place but we stayed on different ends of the room. I am still coughing a lot but feel better. Yesterday, Sunday was the Ministry Faire at the church. Bonnie was spinning away which brought a lot of people to talk to her about spinning. Jeff, camp supporter, presented camp beautifully. I talked about Dorcas Circle. The place was packed with people and it was super! Enclosed is a picture of Frank and me and Jeff at the faire. I will keep you updated about my cold. I am doing fine but I will let you know if I am still coughing away like today.

Linda is doing much better with her sciatica and please keep Willa up in prayer. She is very slowing getting well and is still very weak and needs lots of rest. Lord wiling, I will see you guys next week.

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Dorcas Circle is a place to Minister to each other! PTL

This Dorcas Gathering I was especially ministered by Monica. When she came I felt sad because 2 of the Dorcas Ladies (Willa) and (Linda) are ill. We sat down and prayed together to have the Lord work in these 2 women's lives. Giving it to the Lord is the best because I can not do anything but pray. After that Monica and I shared about our Christmas and New Years. Monica just gave me that extra energy with her life going so well. We also got a lot done as well.

  • Monica is still working on the Christmas Quilt. It is done so perfectly I will never be that detailed.
  • I am working on the Camp Quilts for summer.
  • Terran and Maddy worked on Mother's Day Pillows they also tied the quilts I finished off.
  • Trudy cut out bibs for the nursing home residence.
  • Lilly and Therese got batting and made it into batting and organized all these wonderful zippers that were donated by Willa.

We had another blessing happen to Dorcas to bless camp with my funds. Bonnie's friend, BJ, came over and bought $130.00 worth of stuff from the boutique that prior day. She even bought projects that are not finished yet. Thanks Bonnie and a BIG thanks to BJ for financially supporting camp! 

Bonnie stayed home and did Dorcas Circle with her Berina. She is working on Large denim tote bags for a couple and she is using her embroiderer machine to make lovely bags for her son's to sell at their music store they in return will give is money back to bless camp.

Please keep Willa (suffering from a very bad virus she is having lots of trouble fight off) and Linda (sciatica, very painful) to heal up.

Lastly, Bonnie and I will be running a booth at the missions fair on the 22 after 3 services. We will present the boutique, Dorcas and Julian Oaks. A lot of folks in our church are unaware of this. We really hope to encourage people to serve the Lord in some kind of ministry.

Sunday, January 1, 2012

May JOY be a big part of 2012 for you!

A BIG New Year’s hug that jumps from status to status
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˜”*°•.¸ Have a Happy New Year ¸.•°*”˜

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We will have our first 2012 gathering on January 5th , 2012.

I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas Break. I certainly got a lot done and learned a lot.  I did my most dreaded task: cleaning and oiling the sewing machines. It is like when you are a kid and you need to eat brussel sprouts and do not like it but it is good for you. I did learn new information about the machines and patience as well. I praised the Lord when I could put the sewing machines back together and  have it actually work.

My main rules still apply for the machines:
Do not thread, insert a new bobbin or unjam the machines. I put blue tape on areas not to touch.

Also we will use the following machines:
  • Keri Kenmore
  • Cynthia
  • Bobbie
  • Dressmaker
  • Featherweight
  • Sophia is for Bonnie

I decided to give Dorothy a break. The other reason I did this was that they all have zig zag.

The main projects that need to get done and have LOTS of time to do them is:
  • ·        Quilts for the Summer camp of the 4th – 6th graders
  • ·        Male Quilts for the Christmas 2012 Camp
  • ·        Boutique Items in the awaiting bin
  • ·        Nursing Home Holiday pillows (Valentine’s Day is done) St. Patty’s day is in progress.
  • ·        Bonnie will be working on 2 BIG tote bags that we have buyers for.

Our church is having a Missions Fair January 22nd  and we want to sell a few Boutique items there. We will represent Julian Oaks, Dorcas Circle and Tabitha’s Treasures as well.