Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Final Days

Hey Ladies we have one more day till the end of the Huggle Challenge...
I received 3 more Huggles today from Geniene in the ACT...thanks heaps Geniene they are so cute.

Please leave me a comment if you have linked at all to any of the Huggles posts...so I can put you in the draw for the book...Google is playing up and I cannot find many links, but I do know a few of you have definitely linked.

Here is a picture of all the Huggles sitting on the Ethiopian flag ready to be packed into the bags for the children.
We had to bring forward the handing over of the Huggles to the team earlier because next Sunday is Fathers day here and most of us will be very busy, and the team really needed to get the bags packed and ready.
The team are so very excited and thankful to all you ladies who have contributed  the Huggles to the children of Ethiopia. 
I am awestruck at your willingness to share the love...
The number of Huggles here is 94 (with 3 in a bag awaiting faces and 3 already packed) so they have our full 100...Lucky has some more which will be sent soon and I should have them by the beginning of next week. They are from Kylie in SA (will post pics when they arrive).

Leanne and I will do the draw for prizes on Thursday night (our time) just so you all have had time to catch up...here is hoping we can get the posts up in good time on Thursday night.

Thank you all from the bottom of my heart for your generosity and love that went in to making all the Huggles for the kids in Ethiopia.

And those who are peacemakers will plant seeds of peace and reap a harvest of righteousness.
James 3:18

Keep an eye on this blog for the winners to be posted.

Happy Stitching

Monday, August 22, 2011

Yipee...We did it...

Wahoo...with the safe arrival of 9 more Huggles from Deb (Lucky's Sister) we have gone over the 100 mark that we set...
Now any amount over the 100 will be given to children along the way on the streets of the towns visited in Ethiopia...
You Ladies are so darn Awesome in my books, please give yourselves a very big pat on the back for being so generous with your time and talents.

If you have made Huggles please get them in the post to me ASAP to go in the draw of prizes...we still have 9 days. Any Huggles received after the draw will get a special mention and go in a secret prize for stragglers(hehehe).
And remember that any Huggles over the 100 will be blessing a child on the street....

A little glimpse of what a treasure it really is to sponsor a child through "Compassion".

From an Email I sent last week:

"Yesterday I was so very sick with a severe migraine and extreme nausea I have never felt so bad before...in fact I spent the day in bed in my Jammie's unable to function properly (the brain does not want to work when it hurts so bad).
after the entire day being ill I had just about had enough and was crying out to God again (for the 500th time that day) pleading for Him to fix my head.
It amazes me how often we forget to stop and take a break, take a deep breath and just breath in God...I talk to him constantly but sometimes it is on the run...
Just when I was feeling sorry for myself, Ally bought the mail in and there was a letter from compassion...the first letter from our sponsor child...I opened it and just cried as I read every heartfelt word from our little Ethiopian Girl.

She is so delighted to be sponsored by us, she said we were the answer to her prayers and thanks God so much for us. her favourite pet is a cow (love it) and she wants to be a doctor when she grows up...now these words may not say much to many people, but knowing the difference sponsoring a child can make not just to her life but also to her entire family can truly humble one".

This is just a little piece of my heart after a truly terrible day being ill...

We will be packing the Huggles into the bags for the Children on the 4th of September so look out for photo's coming not long after that.
Please email me for my address if you don't have it and are wanting to send Huggles.

Happy stitching Ladies
Many Hugs

Saturday, August 6, 2011

More Huggles...

A big parcel arrived today from Khris and her awesome team of girls...in fact it was a litter of Kitties...20 to be exact.
Thank you so much Khris and team this pushes the numbers right up there..

Another gorgeous Lady I know has made 5 lovely little owls to add to the numbers.
Claire is so awesome, she is a very busy , lively lady in her 70's who took the time to help us out and I am so grateful.
So our numbers are now 93 down, 7 to go...Whoo Hoo 

Here is a picture of most of the Ethiopia team who will be taking the Huggles to the gorgeous little Children...Just have to put the Huggles in the bags and all will be ready to go...to follow the group as they head off to Ethiopia you can go here.  
I just want to take this opportunity to say thanks to everyone who has made Huggles, or is making Huggles for the children. the effect your generosity will have on these beautiful little children will be very long lasting...Can anyone remember a favourite toy from childhood? we generally had many toys when we were growing up...but these Children may only have ever had the one you are about to give, so no doubt it will be a treasured and much loved gift.
Many more names to go in the draw for the prizes when I get individual names from Khris's team.

I am having a lot of trouble finding the links to the challenge due to the technical skills I don't possess...if you have linked to this challenge at all please leave a comment on this post with your blog address so i can put your name down for the link prize, I am sorry if that makes anyone miss out I am rather challenged in some of these areas sometimes.

Many Happy Stitches...Till we meet again.