Friday, November 6, 2015

Can I Get A Whoop Whoop? Children and Quilts...

Hi, all!

Wow!  How did Friday get here so fast?  Andy why do the days seem to go so much faster as we get closer to Christmas?  Well, you know what Friday means - it's time to get our whoop whoop on!  I can't wait to see what you've been working on!


This week, we finally finished a project 
we've been working on for several weeks.

A couple of months ago, a friend let me know that she going with a group called Ordinary Hero to Ethiopia in December, and wondered if we could help her out with some quilts for the kids living in the orphanage they would be working at.

After talking to her about exactly what she needed, we decided to make two-layer, no batting quilts that measure about 40" x 50".  These will fold up fairly small so she should be able to carry them all to Ethiopia in a suitcase.

Wednesday night at church, we got together with our grade-schoolers and asked them to help us take a picture of all 51 quilts at the same time.  As you can see from the pictures, it was rather like herding cats - but they were so excited to be part of this gift of quilts to orphans in Ethiopia!  

So - - - can we get a whoop whoop??


And now it's your turn!

What are you whooping about this week?

What's got you dancing a little happy dance?

Share - we want to dance right along with you - 

And it's always more fun to dance with friends!

The party will stay open until midnight Sunday -

Hope to see you there!




  1. You did really well to get a photo of all of these quilts and what a great achievement to get so many made in such a short time too!

  2. What a great work. I am sure the kids are going to treasure their new quilts, many happy snuggle warm children.

  3. Fun picture and great memory for the kids, even if it was like herding cats. Well worth the effort.

  4. Big Whoop-Whoop to you and your church group for your gift of quilts for the orphans in Ethiopia! What a great idea to make them without batting. Looks like the photo shoot was fun, even if it was like herding cats!

  5. Yes, Whoop-Whoop!!! How wonderful to make all those quilts!

  6. Yeah, you guys sure do get a Whoop! Whoop! for that service of love. :D I cannot stop laughing at that dancing vid. . .

  7. It's wonderful to see children being included in these kinds of acts of service. They'll remember that as they grow!

  8. What a great picture!! Love that the kids are involved!

  9. Wonderful idea, leaving out the batting so you could get enough quilts packed into suitcases. The kids look like they're having a ball!

  10. Wonderful idea, leaving out the batting so you could get enough quilts packed into suitcases. The kids look like they're having a ball!

  11. That is just terrific and I'm sure they will be well loved.

  12. Your group sure does some awesome things. They are very inspiring. Thanks for sharing.


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