At four o’clock the mail used to arrive in the small town where I spent part of my growing up years. People would begin to gather at the post office early and, while they waited for the mail to be sorted, would exchange the news of the day. Most of it was the “how’s your cold” variety, but when there was news of a more serious nature, people would go into action. A funeral and food would appear at the door, illness and transportation for treatments were quickly arranged, broken leg and someone was there to mow the lawn.
Our internet “town” is bigger, but people still want to help. A few months ago, Mallory Fundora asked for help in providing dresses for girls in Uganda. Danielle of Peanut Life Adventures saw the request and included making pillowcase dresses on her 14 projects before 2014 list, where I saw it. I contacted Mallory Fundora, a middle school student, and you can read her interview here. Then Kay of Jerry and Kay joined with a friend to make several dresses and blog about it. There is still time for you to make one (or more) pillowcase dresses – just have it to Mallory before May 28! My version of how to make a pillowcase dress with Mallory’s address. My pillowcase dress pinterest board for more ideas and inspiration.
Featured from last week
Welcome to all those who were first time linkers here! We had a fabulous variety of topics linked this week, thoughtful, insightful, helpful! And FUN! Here are just a few of the great ideas, recipes and projects y’all brought to the party! Thanks so much for sharing!!! Links: Your Home Based Mom – Crock Pot Balsamic Beef; The Measured Mom – Free Transportation Printables; The Moody Fashionista – Chocolate Dipped Potato Chips; Darlene Nemeth – How Random Acts of Kindness Improve Your Life; Half Baked Harvest – Kentucky Derby Pie Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars; 2 Crafty for My Skirt – How to tape a chevron pattern; An Extraordinary Day – This Moment
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