Compassion trip to Colombia

When we first started sponsoring Lina almost four years ago, I never thought about the possibility of ever visiting her. But now that I have been on one Compassion trip, the Compassion travel bug has bitten and I know that if God wants me to go, He will provide the way.

Be sure to 'like' my Facebook page, Gifts from Our Little Corner

Be sure to 'like' my Facebook page, Gifts from Our Little Corner

To help me earn money to pay for a future trip, I have started posting things for sale again on my Gifts from Our Little Corner Facebook page. All of the items are handmade by me and I am donating ten percent of each sale to Compassion's Unsponsored Child Fund.

Hand knit dish cloths are my favorite!

Hand knit dish cloths are my favorite!

Knit dish cloths are my favorite to use in the kitchen! I love working on these a little bit at a time, ten rows here, ten rows there. Right now I have at least five of these completed and ready to sell.

Need a baby shower gift?

Need a baby shower gift?

Flannel baby blankets and wash cloth sets are another thing I like to sew and have on hand. These make wonderful baby shower gifts.

Need a bit of spring color in your home?

Need a bit of spring color in your home?

I also like to find some fun projects on Pinterest to try, like these Spring Burlap Bunting sets. Most of the time, I have a lot of the supplies around my home. So not only am I able to use up some of my supplies, but I am able to create some items for others to use and/or display around their homes.

So be sure to 'like' my Facebook page so you can see what creations I have for sale to help me earn my way to another Compassion trip. I sure would appreciate it!

Tackle It on Tuesday: Civil War Women's Clothing

Last week, I had a deadline for myself to finish sewing some Civil War underclothes for a friend of mine. Almost came right down to the wire, but here is the finished chemise:

Civil War Woman Chemise

Civil War Woman Chemise

Looks kind of like a nightgown doesn't it? The chemise, along with a pair of drawers, would be just the first layer that a woman would where during the Civil War time period. Women would also wear a corset, layers of petticoats, maybe a hoop skirt, her dress, an apron, and a bonnet or hat. There were a lot of layers! To read a bit more about clothing during this time period, here is a good article that covers some of the basics.

So this last weekend, our family went to one of my favorite locations out here in California for a Civil War Reenactment. This event takes place every spring in Mariposa, which is just about an hour west of Yosmite. The location is a dream location for a photographer because it is very rural, not a lot of modern items to get in the way. And of course I took a lot of pictures...

Just a few photos to edit in Lightroom

Just a few photos to edit in Lightroom

...about 300 or so. Which means I need to spend some time this week doing a bit of editing. And I just found something on Pinterest which might just help me work through these photos a little quickerNext week, I will share a couple of my favorites from the weekend with you.

Are you working on anything special this week?

Great and abundant blessings

Abner is one of my correspondent children that I have been blessed to write to for over two years now. He is such a sweetheart and I just love receiving letters from him! Here is what he wrote in his latest letter I received this week:

Latest drawing from Abner

Latest drawing from Abner

Dear Yvonne Reynolds

Sponsor, what a beautiful day, it is so sunny! I am so happy to write again to you and be able to tell you so many things that have happened in my life. I want to thank you for your beautiful letter, card and lovely words. As for your questions: my favorite song is El Burrito Sabanero. ON Christmas, we have a dinner together and the next day, take a walk and share as a family. I liked so much the Bible verse at Ephesians 4:7; the things God sends us are to put them into practice. I want you to know what I am like: I am 4'6" tall and weigh 72 pounds. The color of my eyes is dark brown and my hair is black. I like to wear comfortable clothes. My favorite colors are orange, brown and green. My favorite cartoon is The Ninja Turtles and my favorite movies is Lion King. I would like to know: where do you live? What is your favorite movies? I tell you I pray for you every day that God will bless you. I would like you to include me in your prayers. I would like you to read Psalm 119:1-2. I say goodbye with a strong hug and wishing you great and abundant blessings.

Sincerely, Abner

I love how much he shared with me this time! I had to go online and find out more about his favorite song since I have never heard of it before. I was able to find a video with spanish and english lyrics. And I found Lion King coloring pages I can send to him in my next letter!

Have you received a letter from your sponsored child lately?