I haven't had much time for sewing lately, but when I heard about a wonderful project some local women were involved in I just had to make some time to do a little sewing for a good cause. You see a group of people are going on a mission trip to one of the poorer regions of the Appalachians to distribute gifts of various items, including handmade dolls, to children who have very little. The dolls pattern is so adorable and pretty simple. You can find the original story of why women in a different area started making dolls for mission trips and a free pattern for the dolls here.
Once I started the process one of my brothers saw what I was doing and told me that there were possibly some available room if I wanted to go on the trip. He gave me a name and the next day I made the call. I'm happy to say I'm planning to go help deliver these dolls and the good news of the Jesus with them. I can hardly wait!