Wednesday, 31 July 2013

T-shirts for Abim #1 - 15 t-shirts from Karen

Wow! Today I received the first 15 t-shirts for the 'T-shirts for Abim' charity drive from Karen Hislop. WooHoo!!
Thank you so much Karen for your support of this wonderful charity drive for the boys of Abim Uganda. It will be a colourful Christmas for them to enjoy. Thank you.

Donation Acknowledgement FY13/07 #98 - 14 dresses from Melissa

I had the chance to go to the postoffice today and picked up 2 parcels. So to continue on with my task of acknowledging donations, number 98 on the list is from Melissa Delaware who sent a parcel of 14 dresses.
Thank you to Melissa for the cute dresses. Thank you for helping make a difference in this world through the 14 dresses. Your kindness and generosity is very much appreciated.Thanks a lot.

Quilt-A-Long with Margie Burke

Very happy and pleased to let everyone know that the Quilt-A-Long with Margie Burke has officially started and Tutorial 1 is now available. Please click on the image below to check out Tutorial 1.
Please come and join us on this very worthwhile cause. Help and make a difference to the life of a child in Romania by keeping them warm this winter, give them comfort and joy through your kindness and generosity. 

If you want to learn a new skill and make a quilt to make a difference or you just want to learn how to make a quilt and have fun at the same time, come and join the 'handmade for charity' facebook group. If you are already a quilter, join and share your knowledge with everyone.

Good Luck everyone and thank you. My heartfelt thanks to Margie Burke for making this quilt-a-long possible to anyone especially those who wants to live the year 2013 making a difference. Thank you.

Tuesday, 30 July 2013

Feedback on Dress Distribution in Samoa by Suzanne

Sharing with you a few pictures of the dress distribution made in Samoa and a few words from Suzanne Cross of her experience in handing dresses to the children -
Last week we were in Samoa. I was very lucky to meet with the High Chief of one of the district which contains many villages. We were in the village of Poutasi which virtually got wiped out in the Tsunami 4 years ago. While there we meet with 3 families who are very poor and have many children.
I was very privileged to receive many dresses to take with me. The next few photos are of the kids in their new clothes.
Luckily we also had some shorts for the boys.

I feel very blessed to have been able to see first hand how these simple things made such a difference.

Thank you to Suzanne for handcarrying these items and for taking the time to take a few pictures. Thank you so much.
Anyone who wants to read more details on dress distributions, you can find all articles here.

Donation Acknowledgement FY13/07 #97 - From Sarah

Number 97 on the list is a parcel of 4 sleeved dresses and a T-shirt from Sarah Tanmahapran. She is living the year 2013 making a difference and this is her contribution for the month of August. 
Thank you Sarah for helping make a difference in the lives of the less fortunate children. Thank you for your unwavering support of this campaign. It is much appreciated. Thank you.

Donation Acknowledgement FY13/07 #96 - From the two Bettys

Number 96 on the list and the last parcel for the month of July is a parcel of 20 dresses, 3 pairs of shorts and 8 mini bags from the amazing teamwork of the two Bettys - Betty Barrett and Betty Paull. 
Thank you Betty Barrett for sewing all these wonderful dresses and pairs of shorts and thank you to Betty Paull for making sure the bundle gets to Sydney. You two are amazing and thank you for your unwavering support of Dress A Girl (Around the World) Australia. Much, much appreciated. Thank you.

Monday, 29 July 2013

Feedback of Dress Distribution from Mbale Uganda

As I keep on saying, Mondays am normally cranky but seeing these pictures in my mailbox at 6 in the morning, today is one of the best Mondays I ever had. These pictures were sent by Anne Wandendeya, the director of the Ministry in Mbale Uganda. 

 I feel like waving back from Australia to the girls in Mbale.
And here is the letter from Anne which am sharing with everyone especially to those who made these dress distribution possible -
Please click on the letter to display a more readable version.

Thank you so much to Anne for taking the time to take these pictures to share with all of us. Much appreciated.

Donation Acknowledgement FY13/07 #95 - From the Ladies of Kapunda Sewing Group S.A.

Number 95 on the list is a parcel of pairs of shorts, dresses and 2 quilts for the '100 days of quilting' charity drive from the passionate Ladies of Kapunda Sewing group of South Australia. These items are a result of their last Sewing Bee held last July 13.
Thank you to Shirley Bell and Kathy Pfieffer for the 2 quilts to keep 2 kids in Romania warm during their winter season this year. Thank you to Doris Beaty and Loris Pullen for the 9 pairs of shorts and also to the following ladies for the dresses namely Doris Beaty, Claire Clarke, Loris Pullen, Sally Giles, Julie Quast, Nelda Hossack, Margaret Adair, Helen Blane, Leeza Jefferies and Dianne Cain.

Thank you very much Ladies for your unwavering support, kindness and generosity. Much appreciated.

Help spread the word around!

These are the 2 back-to-back charity drives I am currently running. Please help spread the word around.
For more information, please send an email to

Sunday, 28 July 2013

Donation Acknowledgement FY13/07 #94 - 22 pairs from Frances

Number 94 on the list are 22 pairs of shorts in various sizes from Frances Cornish. A number of the pairs would be great to match with some short length dresses which when matched with a pair of shorts would fit bigger children. 
Here are the goodies which would make more girls happy -
Thank you Frances for your kindness and generosity. Thank you for the time and effort you spend making these goodies. You made a few more girls happy. Thanks a lot!

Donation Acknowledgement FY13/07 #93 - From Sharyn

A parcel of 12 dresses from Sharyn Paull is number 93 on the list. A combination of 9 pillowcase dresses and 3 sleeved dresses.
Thank you so much Sharyn for the lovely dresses. Thank you for your unwavering support of Dress A Girl (Around the World) Australia. Thanks heaps!

For our new readers, if you want to know more on why we are sewing dresses, please send an email to Thank you.

Donation Acknowledgement FY13/07 #92 - 4 Dresses from an unnamed parcel

Number 92 on the list are 4 dresses from an unnamed parcel and unfortunately could not decipher the signature. Here are the 4 dresses -
If anyone can recognized the dresses, please send me a message. To the lovely person who sent the parcel, thank you so much for your kindness and generosity. Much appreciated.

Saturday, 27 July 2013

20 dresses and 20 shorts for Uganda Project by the Ladies of Kapunda Sewing Group SA

The Ladies of Kapunda sewing group recently donated on behalf of Dress A Girl(Around the World) Australia 20 handmade dresses and 20 pairs of shorts  to Fionna Davies of Two Hands Wines for the Uganda Project. Fionna Davies is one of the two employees at Two Hands Wines who are heading to Uganda next month. Their mission is to assist in providing better futures for children/orphans in villages including schools and medical clinics.
Here is Fionna Davies with Deborah Parish from the Ladies of Kapunda Sewing group -
Fionna Davies said that they really appreciated the generosity of the Ladies of Kapunda Sewing group and the time they have taken to make such well made dresses and shorts. These garments will be given in person to the children of M-Lisada Orphanage in Uganda.

To the Ladies of Kapunda Sewing group, a job well done, Thank you for your kindness and generosity, more power to your group and keep up the good work! Thank you.

** The Uganda Project is part of the Kain C+C Charitable Foundation in Adelaide and it is the third trip where staff from Two Hands Wines are taking part in this worthwhile Uganda project.

Friday, 26 July 2013

Feedback from Nepal

A couple of pictures with a few dresses (I think I recognize 3 of them) sent to Nepal through Cara Clarke of Clothes for Nepal.

Feedback I received was that the children were very, very happy when they received the dresses. Some of them are saving their dresses to wear on a special festival in September similar to a Christmas festival. These children treasure the dresses so much they only want to wear them in very special occasions. It reminds me of what I used to do and feel whenever I had a new dress in my younger days or even now. I just want to keep on looking and touching the dress and dont want to wear it for fear it may get dirty or ruined. :-)

Thank you to Cara Clarke for making this dress distribution in Nepal possible. Thanks a whole lot!

Thursday, 25 July 2013

Donation Acknowledgement FY13/07 #91 - 24 dresses from Linda Smyth

Another parcel dropped off at my place by Linda is donation #91. 24 dresses which hopefully completes my collection for Cambodia for distribution sometime in September since the dresses are big sizes. A few of them are going to my collection for Vietnam. 
Here are the dresses from Linda -
To Linda, thank you so much for your unwavering support, kindness and generosity. I am amazed at your speed of sewing dresses. Thanks a whole lot!

Wednesday, 24 July 2013

The lucky girl who got to wear the dress I sponsored

Yes, this is the lucky girl from Uganda who got to wear the dress I sponsored and given to her by Suzanne from Dress A Girl Washington. A dress full of hearts and love.

Having a good time quilting?

It is now two weeks after the '100 days of Quilting' charity drive has been launched. How are your blocks going? How many blocks have you connected so far?
Keep on going! Everyone is doing a good job! Everyone is doing a great job making a difference to the lives of the less fortunate children around the world. Thank you so much for your support.

Donation Acknowledgement FY13/07 #90 - Dresses, Shorts & Miscellaneous from the Ladies of Kapunda S.A.

Number 90 on the list and still for the month of July is a parcel of dresses, pairs of shorts, girls t-shirts, undies and a quilt from the Ladies of Kapunda S.A.
Thank you to Christina Wilsdon for the red boys' shorts, Di Fennell for the undies, pairs of socks by Karen's Shoe shop, girls' t-shirts by Paisley Parish. Another pair of shorts and sleeping pants by Loris Pullen, apron dresses by Deborah Parish, Liz D'Giacomo and Dianne Cain and a quilt from Deborah Parish. Wow! I hope I got that right. :-)

Thank you so much Ladies. Thank you for your kindness and generosity. It is very much appreciated. Thank you.

** Karen's Shoe shop is located at Main St Kapunda.

Donation Acknowledgement FY13/07 #89 - Metres of fabric from Karin

Number 89 on the list is from Karin Maltby. I think there is about 7 metres of grey fabric on this bundle which I hope to make into heaps of pairs of shorts for some school kids in Uganda for next year.
Karin, thank you for the swatch of fabric which turned out to be metres and metres of fabric. Thank you for your unwavering support of Dress A Girl Around the World Australia. Much appreciated.

Tuesday, 23 July 2013

Donation Acknowledgement FY13/07 #88 - Dresses from Evelyn, Colleen and Veronica

Number 88 on the list is from Evelyn Smart, Colleen Barry and Colleen's mum Veronica Tooey. 32 dresses all in all.
To Evelyn, Colleen and Veronica, thank you for the dresses that will make a difference to the lives of 32 girls from the less fortunate locations anywhere in the world. Thank you for your kindness and generosity. It is much appreciated. Thank you.

Donation Acknowledgement FY13/07 #87 - Dresses, Shorts & Undies from Mo

It is donation acknowledgement time once again and #87 on the list and for the month of July is a parcel of 5 dresses, 5 pairs of shorts and dozens of undies from Mo O'Brien. Great time to receive pairs of shorts just in case I get short for my allocation to Abim Uganda although I think I have more than enough.
Thank you Mo for your unwavering support of dressing girls and providing shorts for the boys around the world. Thanks a whole lot!

Monday, 22 July 2013

"T-shirts for Abim" Charity Drive #2 - More Details

“T-shirts for the boys of Abim” charity drive has been launched yesterday and will run until the 25th of August.
A total of 178 t-shirts are needed in varying sizes below – If you are donating, will appreciate it much if you could send me an email ( or send me a message in my facebook page advising me of the size(s) and quantity so I will have an idea as to where we stand in the tally. (I also have a few on hand and donating a few so this will be included in the count)
                                   Size 6 – 64 t-shirts
                                   Size 8 – 34 t-shirts
                                   Size 10 – 42 t-shirts
                                   Size 12 - 30 t-shirts
                                   Size 14 – 8 t-shirts
This particular drive will be running for 35 days only due to the time it takes for parcels to get to Uganda (12 weeks). All parcels for Abim needs to be out of Australia by the 5th of September. Once the parcels arrive, they still need to be handcarried and delivered to Abim (Northern Uganda). It would be great if all the 350 children will receive their new clothing on the same day so please be guided with the shipping dates below if you are intending to donate t-shirts. T-shirts most likely will be included in either of the last 2 parcels to be sent as I will try to squeeze as many dresses as I can on the first parcel.
                               Parcel 1 - Saturday, Aug 10
                               Parcel 2 - Saturday, Aug 24
                               Parcel 3 - Saturday, Sep 5 (or earlier if number of T-shirts needed 
                                                                        are met)
All t-shirt donations will be welcomed with open arms. Please help spread the word!! Imagine how one t-shirt can make a lot of difference to one boy in Abim. Let us make a difference to the way they celebrate Christmas this year. Let us all make them smile this Christmas. 

Thank you so much in advance to all who have donated and to those who are intending to donate, for all your kindness and generosity. Thank you for helping make a difference in the lives of these 350 children most especially to the 178 boys who will get to receive new t-shirts as well. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. Much appreciated.

Sunday, 21 July 2013

Charity Drive #2 - "T-shirts for the boys of Abim" for Christmas

Today is my Dad's birthday. He lived a life full of compassion and if he was still around am sure he would be helping me sending and picking up parcels for Dress A Girl Australia. He never wanted to stay idle so he kept himself busy by helping other people. Everyone who knew him said that he had a very fulfilled life. Happy Birthday Daddy! 

So it is in his memory that I am launching today the "T-shirts for Abim" charity drive. This is my second charity drive for the year and I hope a lot of you will join and make Christmas for these children something different this year. If there is anyone out there who would like to donate t-shirts, please send an email to for sizes. Thank you guys!

More details about this drive will be posted soon. First I have to bring flowers for my Dad and celebrate his life with a family lunch.

Friday, 19 July 2013

350 children of Abim Uganda allocated new dresses and shorts for Christmas

These are a few of the children who will be recipients of some dresses and pairs of shorts I will start packing next week to send to Abim Uganda in time for Christmas distribution. All 350 of them will receive new clothing to wear and enjoy this Christmas.
There will be a new charity drive (#2) for those who would like to donate T-shirts for the boys to wear with their new pairs of shorts. Details coming up very soon.

If you want to help break the cycle of poverty through education, you may want to consider sponsoring any of these children and give them hope. For more information, check out

Thank you to Karen Evans for the picture.

Sunday, 14 July 2013

'100 Days of Quilting' - More info : Quilt Size

This I believe is the most requested information regarding the '100 Days of Quilting' charity drive. What should the size of the quilt be. I would think between 120cms  - 140cms would be the right size. It will not be too bulky to roll and not too heavy and the size would fit even a 10-year old child. With this size I could fit about 12pcs in the box which I normally use and that is 12 kids kept warm in one delivery.

Please join us in keeping children in Romania warm this year. For more information, please send an email to 

Saturday, 13 July 2013

Crafting and making a difference

Loving making a difference with my sewing and quilting!

Would you like to join us? For more information, please send an email to

Friday, 12 July 2013

Donation Acknowledgement FY13/07 #86 - From Wendy

Number 86 on the list is a parcel of 15 dresses, 15 undies and 8 pairs of shorts from Wendy Yates. Five of the dresses were made using the pattern of Vanessa Gowan of Bobkin Sewciety and Wendy would like to dedicate these 5 flutter-sleeved dresses to the sewciety.
My heartfelt thank you to Wendy for these generous donations and for her unwavering support to Dress A Girl (around the world) Australia. Yes, we really are making a difference in the lives of these precious children wherever they are. Thank you so much.

Donation Acknowledgement FY13/07 #85 - First parcel for July from Frances

Number 85 and the first parcel for July is from Frances Cornish. 16 beautiful dresses am sure the girls from Mt Hagen would love to wear and this is where this collection of dresses is going - straight to my PNG box.
All of the main fabrics used on these dresses were generously donated by Laura Jennings from her late mother's estate and sewn by Frances.

My heartfelt thank you to Laura Jennings for the fabric donations and Frances for your unwavering support of Dress A Girl around the World Australia. Thank you.

Wednesday, 10 July 2013

Distribution Feedback from Masaka Uganda June 2013

Sharing with everyone especially to those who sewed and donated the dresses and pairs of shorts a few pictures taken from a distribution made in Masaka Uganda last week during a birthday event. Some tourist friends from Holland stopped by and brought the children food to eat to enjoy the celebration.

My heartfelt thank you to Robert Luwalira of Home Sweet Orphanage for taking the time to get a few shots of a few of the children wearing the dresses and pairs of shorts. Thank you Robert for sharing the event with us through these pictures. Much appreciated.

16 years on and still keeps me warm

This is a quilt my sister made out of fabric scraps which she then gave to me 16 years ago. At the back of the quilt is the date she made it - April 1997.  Still strong and comfortable enough to keep me warm. It has endured fighting between my 2 nephews whenever they sleep over as they both want to use it as it really keeps them warm. It is a treasure to keep.
Come and join us in the "100 Days of Quilting" charity drive and make a meaningful treasure for a few kids in  Romania, keep them warm, make them feel comfort and joy during their winter season through your kindness and generosity. This drive is open to everyone whether experts or beginners. Have fun collecting fabric squares from fabric scraps and stitch it with full of love.

For details and questions, please send an email to

Tuesday, 9 July 2013

More parcels leaving home and more of this and that

More updates from Dress A Girl Australia this week -
  • Now that the "100 days of Quilting" charity drive is well on the way, I am also receiving more enquiries on the email one of which is on who can join the drive. So just to be clear, the charity drive to raise more quilts is open to everyone and not just for quilters. Beginners are very welcome. There are lots of websites that you can to to and get some hints and tips. Would'nt that make you proud if the very first quilt you made ends up wrapping a girl in need to keep her warm during their winter season. As I have said earlier, you can organize your friends and family, collect squares and have fun stitching them together and make one quilt or two as a group. Thank you.
This bunch of long-sleeved t-shirts, girls/boys undies and a few pairs of socks I am aiming to send to South Africa through a friend towards the end of this month. As soon as I have identified the names of the donors, a donors list will be made available.

100 dresses for the children of Sri Lanka to be handcarried by the pastors of the AOG church of Gayndah in October. 50 pairs of shorts will also be included. Donors list will be made available soon (when I have completed the allocation for the pairs of shorts for the boys).
Watch this space for more updates.

Monday, 8 July 2013

"100 Days of Quilting" Charity Drive starts today

Today is the start of the first charity drive of the year - "100 Days of Quilting" and will end on the 16th of October 2013. Everyone/anyone is invited to join and help support this charity drive by making quilts. Please help in keeping the children of Romania warm. Please help make a difference in these children’s lives, make them feel comfort and joy during their winter season through your kindness and generosity. 
All quilts should be big enough to wrap even a 10 year old child and has to be new (no used ones please). A size similar to a lap quilt would probably be a good one. 

You dont have to do it on your own. Gather your family and friends, collect quilt squares and have fun stitching them up. Not sure how many quilts we end up in 100 days (I will try to make at least one) but at least we know that there will be a difference in the lives of some lucky ones with your quilts. So please help spread the word.

If you have any questions, please make a comment here or send an email to And just so everyone would know making quilts is just like having a side dish. The main meal is still a dress for every little girl around the world. Thank you.

Friday, 5 July 2013

More of this and that.....

I want to make sure that what I post in my facebook page is also posted here in my blog so from now on or every now and then you will be reading some short updates of this and that...all about making a difference in this world.

  • Am thinking of starting a charity drive for 20 quilts for Romania but I will only accept new quilts. No used ones. Thinking of too many drives I think I will end up with no drive at all.
  • I think i have come up with an idea on the smaller sized dresses. Some of the dresses could fit a small 5 or 6 year old but short in length. If it is matched with a pair of longer shorts or knee length shorts i think it would look great. The dress would become a top and chances are the girl can wear it longer or outgrow the top and shorts. Ummm....more work but worth it i think.
  • Will be running simultaneous charity drives which will probably start mid-July until the end of the year. Anyone can have the option to select which charity drive they would like to support and participate in. Still busy with my handcrafting for a forthcoming market - the Dreamers Market but details will be made available very soon.  Watch for it!  

Thursday, 4 July 2013

Other Donations #1 - Parcel of crayons, papers and cards to colour for the children of Wilcannia

Finally I got the chance to pack boxes and boxes of mini crayons, a ream of blank papers and cards to colour for the children of Wilcannia. I was told that the kiddies love to draw and colour and I have these packs of mini crayons in my garage which I used to include when I used to make colour-me-cards. When I stopped making cards, whenever I have the time I would start melting the crayons to create animals, hearts or anything I can think of. Now it is time to give them to a younger generation that loves to draw and colour. 

The ream of blank papers I took from the recycling bin at work. When we moved to a new building about 3 months ago, they were being thrown away so I took home a couple of reams to use for printing designs and patterns. There is just too much of it so am giving away one ream.
Here is the parcel that I will be sending this weekend to Wilcannia for the children to enjoy.
Also included on this parcel is a pack of erasers and a nursery rhyme book which Monika Osvald sent. Thank you Monika.

Quilt Distribution #1 - Quilts for Romania

Through the Humanitas (humanity and kindness) charity organization I am able to send these 9 quilts to Romania to keep the children warm especially during their winter season. This organization have lots of projects in Romania which deals with families, health care and education.
Here is the parcel which contains 9 quilts -
Here are the quilts inside the parcel -
donated by the following ladies from the Ladies of Kapunda sewing group -
1) Gaynor Bottcher (4x)
2) Deborah Parish (2x)
3) Margaret Cheers (1x)
4) Kathy Pfieffer (2x)

Thank you ladies for your kindness and generosity. You will be keeping 9 kiddies warm this coming winter season in Romania. Thank you.

Tuesday, 2 July 2013

Update on Parcels and more....

  • A reminder to everyone/anyone who wants to help distribute dresses or contemplating to distribute dresses on behalf of Dress A Girl Australia. One of the stories I was recently told by a coordinator in Nepal - They were distributing dresses to school kids and unfortunately there were 50 girls in the classroom and the donor only had 48. It broke their heart when the 2 girls cried because they didn't get any dress that is why she said that from then on they are now very careful when receiving donations to distribute. They would rather not distribute if they find out that not everyone would get one. They would like something where everyone can share and enjoy. I think that was just unfortunate but makes you think twice if and when someone starts crying. May not happen to older girls but not avoidable in the younger ones so please when sending dresses it is better to have more than to have less. I dont want to see this happen with Dress A Girl Australia.
  • Is there anyone who lives in Killara NSW or anywhere near Killara and willing to pick up fabrics being donated to make into dresses? I am unable to pick up these donations as I already have a previous engagement this weekend(and my car needs to be registered this weekend too) so if anyone would like fabric materials to use and lives around the area, please contact me at or make a comment on this posting. The fabrics being donated is more than just a bundle and needs to be picked up soon. Thank you.
  • Thank you to Laura Jennings for generously donating fabrics from her late mother's estate to Frances Cornish. Thank you for your kindness and generosity.


  • I received a notification tonight that the parcel of dresses, tshirts and undies I sent sometime end of March to Mbale Uganda has arrived. Looking at the images I thought I sent pairs of shorts but looks like I didnt but I did send t-shirts. Preparing my next parcel this time it would include shorts for the boys.
  • I will be sending 3 of the quilts i received to Romania so i would know how long it will take for a parcel to arrive. I know Uganda takes at least 10 weeks to get there. These 3 quilts will keep at least 3 children warm during winter.
  • If there are any fabric shops/owners out there who would like to donate any grey or black fabrics that can be made into pairs of shorts for 100 boys (as uniforms) between the sizes of 5 to 9 it would be much appreciated if you could please let me know or you can get in touch with me here or at Thanks a whole lot!
(P.S. Please consider carefully when making a donation as I cannot issue any tax deductible receipt. Thank you.)

On my way back to Sydney last week I was thinking of making 150 christmas bags for the children of a community( a new location) I found in the Philippines which would greatly benefit from the items that have been donated to Dress A Girl Australia and perhaps more if I can find the time to organize and do it. It is for a community of children who I believe will never be recipients of something that would make a difference to their lives unless you know where they are. Am pretty sure this kind of help and/or gifts will never reached them and I would like them to at least get a taste of what children in other locations feel when they get to receive something which they can call their own and what better time to give and for them to receive.... at Christmas time.

Monday, 1 July 2013

Donation Acknowledgement FY13/06 #84 - From the two Bettys

Last but not the least number 84 on the list and the last parcel for the month of June is a parcel of 20 dresses and 22 small bags from the two Bettys - Betty Barrett and Betty Paull. I need to think of something made out of fabric scraps that I can put into these small bags. As much as possible, I want to make use of fabric scraps to give away this Christmas. And the dresses goes straight to my Cambodia box.
Thank you so much dear bettys. You continue to amaze me. Thank you for your kindness, thoughtfulness and generosity. It is much appreciated. Thanks a lot!

Donation Acknowledgement FY13/06 #83 - Dresses, Shorts, head scarves from Monika

Number 83 on the list and second to the last parcel for the month of June are dresses, pairs of shorts, head scarves, pack of undies, teddy bear softies and a couple of nursery books from Monika Osvald. What a list!
One of the books am going to send to the children of Wilcannia together with the box of crayons I have as I was told they love to draw and colour.
Here are the items I received from Monika this time -
To Monika, thank you so much for the items. I love the head scarves and I think you just gave me an idea for my Christmas bag. If possible, I want to make use of scraps and the head scarf is such a great idea. Thank you. Thank you for your unwavering support of dressing girls around the world. Much appreciated.

Donation Acknowledgement FY13/06 #82 - Parcels just keep on coming from the Ladies of Kapunda S.A.

Number 82 on the list and for the month of June will be quite a long list of acknowledgements with the number of parcels I have received again from the Ladies of Kapunda South Australia. Dresses, pairs of shorts, socks, undies which I decided not to count at this time so I can finish off my June donations but believe me it filled a bag. I have never seen so many undies in my life. I think I have more than enough to pin an undie to every dress that I have received. Thank you so much! And my heartfelt thanks as well to the ladies who sent in quilt blankets.

To start the parcels rolling here are the images of the dresses, pairs of shorts, socks and undies from 4 different parcels and if I have made a mistake in the names, my apologies.
- from Claire Clarke, Leeanne Wollard, Loris Pullen, Helen Blane, Chris Redden and Leeza Jeffrees, Loretta Vadic, Dianne Cain, Shirley Bell and Dianne Sandenso. Undies came from another group of ladies - from Dianne Cain, Kathy Pfeiffer and Jan Tompkins. Undies came from Dianne Cain, Kathy Pfieffer and Jan Tompkins.
Another parcel contained the quilt blankets coming from Gaynor Bottcher(4x), Deborah Parish(2x), Margaret Cheers(1x), Kathy Pfieffer(2x) which brings to a total of 9.
Parcel #4 & 5 were more dresses and also had Khaki pairs of short in bigger sizes (about 10 of them) and long sleeping pants sent by Chris Redden -
In addition to the above, a couple more of parcels were received that contained dresses sponsored by some members of the community who attended the exhibit by the Ladies of Kapunda with the Kapunda Quilters last May 18 and 19 and the remaining dresses from the exhibit without tags.
Here are the sponsored dresses from the following donors  Thomas, Gwenda, Kim, Hank, Lyn, Elaine McGlashan, Kerry, Chelsea and Chloe, Joy, Grandma King, Dave, Ros and a few anonymous donors -
and the remaining dresses without tags -
I am so glad that everyone is enjoying sewing dresses. Thank you to all who sponsored dresses that helped raised postage funds for the Ladies of Kapunda Sewing group and my heartfelt thank you to all the Ladies of Kapunda Sewing Group and the Kapunda Quilters for their unwavering support of this campaign, for their time, effort, generosity and kindness. It is very much appreciated. Thank you.