Saturday, February 6, 2010

Full steam ahead!

Myself, and a gorgeous girl from a village in Borneo.

Well, things have been rather busy here of late. Mainly because I am madly sewing items as I'm going to Papua in March! Yes, March!! And yes, it's actually happening!

Some of the blankets I have been making. The polar fleece was part of a huge donation by Lisa, and the cotton fabric is donated by my boss. I figure the polar fleece will be nice and soft for kids to lie on, but also useful as a covering too. Suprisingly it gets quite cold in the high mountain regions of Papua.

My friend Lael and I have reserved our flights, and we will be jetting off on the 27th of March, and coming back on the 6th of April. Whilst I am extremely excited, and a wee bit nervous, I am also pretty anxious to make sure I have enough things sewn and made to make the trip worth my while.

I've actually been counting down the days, and trying to mathematically work out how many dresses I can make in a day, or how many pairs of shorts I can make in however many weeks. And even though my maths is not my strong point, I've been coming to the conclussion that I just don't have enough time to do everything I need to do, and make everything I need to make.With everything else going on in my life at the moment, I was really starting to worry that I wouldn't make the deadline for our trip and have enough things made.

I was actually starting to panic and get quite stressed! And I was beginning to think I would have to postpone the trip.

Kids, playing in the river.

But, our amazing and great and wonderful God had it all in His hand. He answered my pathetic cries for help in a wonderful way, by having me cross paths with a wonderful woman from my church, Janice.
She loves to make clothes, and always wanted to make clothes for kids overseas, and is now very excitedly making clothes for Sew Blessed! How wonderful is that?! I just feel so blessed by her kindness and generosity, and by Gods goodness. He is always so faithful to provide, and I love being on this journey with Him. Talk about exciting and never a dull moment!

Another simple blanket. Don't you just love that colourful polar fleece?!

So a huge thank you to Janice for helping with Sew Blessed!

And another huge thank you to my wonderful boss, Gail, and her daughter Rebecca, who donated 4 big bolts of fabric!! I'm sure you can imagine how thrilled I was to recieve these beautiful bolts. They are just perfect!

I've already been making some skirts and dresses from the pink spot fabric, and blankets too from the cream and green fabric.

So once again, a big thank you to Gail and Rebecca of Patchwork with Gail B. Please, if you are a patchworker, or a sewer, check out their website, or visit the store in Bayswater, VIC. Please support them as they helped to support us! :)

And finally, two awfully pretty fabrics which were donated by my lovely friend Steph, in South Australia. Thanks so much Steph! I'm already making a cute as dress from the blue spot.

Talk about exciting times here at Sew Blessed!! I can't believe my dream and vision from God is actually happening, and I'm going to fulfill what we set out and planned to do. Exciting stuff!!

"The Lord is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in him, and I am helped. My heart leaps for joy and I will give thanks to him." Psalm 28:7

Ladies in Papua


  1. That is wonderful news, Sam!!! I'm so glad you have some help :) And I'm glad you're able to use the fabric I sent you! I wish I was a good enough sewer to make clothes to help - hopefully I'll be good enough for the next time you head over there :)

  2. GOod luck with your trip! That's so exciting that all is going well and to plan with heading away. Will be praying that you are safe and that God has great plans for you and the awesome work that you're doing. :)

  3. What a blessing to receive all the wonderful fabric. And how neat to go on a mission trip.

  4. I am so pleased to see that the fabrics I gave you are coming to good is so lovely to know that they are going to such a worthy cause. I am so glad I found out about you and didn't just drop the fabrics off at the local Opp Shop.