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Winnie The Pooh Dress Waits to Be Finished for an Operation Christmas Child Shoebox

Well, instead of a finished outfit and the beginning of an Operation Christmas Child shoebox like I normally share I'm sharing a very patiently waiting Winnie The Pooh.  I began this pillowcase style dress a couple of weeks ago, and yet here it sits on my sewing machine table waiting for my return.

Winnie the Pooh Dress waiting to be finished for an Operation Christmas Child shoebox.

Life sometimes gets in the way of crafting for shoeboxes.  As most of you know my mom lives with us and her care takes quite a bit of time.  Recently more time has
been required, so Pooh has had to wait.

Please excuse the dirty windows :-) .  They are on the list....just very near the bottom.

I'm glad the weather is beginning to break a bit so she can sit on the deck in the late afternoon sun.  She grew up on a farm and loves the outdoors, but these days the only way she can enjoy it is in a sitting position, or rather a reclining position.  So after her nap most days she can be found on the deck, sipping a fruit smoothie while watching for squirrels and deer in the woods.

Tigger taking Roo for a ride with Piglet close behind.

Tigger is wasting no time while he waits for my return!  He has convinced Roo and Piglet to take a spin around the border of the dress until I can finish it and tuck it into an Operation Christmas Child shoebox for a special little girl.

Does life sometimes keep you away from your shoeboxes longer than you'd like?


Betty Sue said...

I'm sure you know that being a caregiver is an honor and a privilege from our sweet Lord. It's not easy but "walking our parents home" is sometimes the last service we are able to provide for them. Treasure each moment with your mother while you still have her with you as I'm sure you are doing. God will make time here and there for the shoeboxes to be filled and He may bring others along beside you to help. Thank you for blessing us with all you share about your family and shoeboxes.

Cheryl @ Simply Shoeboxes said...

Thank you, Betty Sue, you are so right. I appreciate you taking the time to remind me. I lost my father when he was just 47 and I 19. The care for him I was able to help my mom with was an honor for sure. Thank you for the encouragement.

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