Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Back from sunny CA

Had a great time in CA visiting friends and family. Here's my fabulous friend Karen wearing her Ugandan outfit as we prepare to meet up with our friends who attend Seaside Community in Huntington Beach.
 We all met last July in Uganda! What a great group of friends!!

I also got to enjoy my granddaughter Eve's 1st grade Christmas program. She had a solo!!
And celebrated an early Christmas with Eve and Grant (and their parents).

I am thanking God for His gifts of family and friends!!

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Friday, December 3, 2010

Dresses to Haiti

Here are some of the 80 dresses, 32 pair of shorts and boxload of baby clothes going to
Love A Child ministry in Haiti.
Thanks to all the women and girls who made these darling clothes and to Help International for
donating the baby clothes.

As many of you know, I'm a big fan of Joyce Meyer Ministries. I've seen her program featuring Love A Child several times. When I attended Joyce's conference in St. Louis in Sept., I took a dress, flier and letter and asked if we could partner with her to dress girls. I heard back and they said they'd love us to partner with them in supporting Love A Child in Haiti. You can learn more about them on their website. They have been in Haiti 20 years and have outreaches all over the island. So let's keep sewing!!

Sunday, November 28, 2010

The world came to me this weekend

My Ugandan nephew Moses came to visit for Thanksgiving weekend and met many of those in Colorado who sent him books for the African Christian Children's Library. He's interning at Urban Promise in New Jersey for 10 more months. God is opening doors for his mission to grow!
We had a fabulous Thanksgiving with Chris, Andrea and Emma.
spent a day at Rocky Mountain National Park

showed him the Loveland Library children's section and observed storytime.

met the Berthoud girl scouts who are making hundreds of dresses for Dress A Girl Around the World.
They talked about how DAG has impacted them and a desire to visit Africa some day.

Email me at carolyngriebe@yahoo.com to find out how you can provide books for the library in Uganda.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Dress A Girl in Guatemala

Jean and her husband, who live here in Loveland took dresses, shorts and baby clothes made by our No. Co. Dress A Girl volunteers, especially those at Lifespring Church. They went to Guatemala with mission group Child at Heart. Thanks Jean. Enjoy the photos!

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Beautiful Sedona

Had a great time in Sedona. Going up in a hot air balloon for an hour was the highlight.

We also visited Walnut canyon, cliff dwellings from 1100 AD.

Next trip- California in Dec.!

Friday, November 5, 2010

Off on another adventure

hot air balloons over the desertHeading off next week to Sedona Arizona . Going up in one of these!

Visiting dear friends Jim and Jennie at their timeshare, then heading to Chandler to see Rachel and Robert. Wanderlust is calling.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Our latest dresses bring smiles in Uganda

The Hope4Kids team brought our 125 dresses, undies and dolls to Uganda this week. Rainy at my church,  Lifespring, already identified some of these dresses as ones she made. Thanks for bringing smiles to these precious girls! To see more, check out H4KI.org.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010


OK, so I didn't think coming up with a clever name that had 3K's in it would have another meaning. So today I went to Target and the thrift store and got clothes to mail to Kentucky for Kozy Klothes 4 Kids. Putting a 4 in there should set your minds at ease. Yikes, people!

BTW Target has some great prices on fleece tops and other Kozy Klothes.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Dress a Girl Around the World pattern

Dress a Girl Around the World

Click on the Dress A Girl link to find out how to make a pillowcase dress. You can use fabric too. Make it out of flannel, knit or wool, add a t-shirt and it's a cold weather outfit for a girl in Kentucky. See my previous post to know where to mail them.


Friday, October 22, 2010

Clean out your closets!

As you know, we have been busy making dresses and prayer dolls for little girls all over the world through Hope4Women's Dress A Girl Around the World project. (10,700 and counting!) Last summer DAG founder Rachel Cinader met Claudia Kerns who lives in Kentucky and has partnered Dress A Girl with the Christian Appalachian Project. For the next two months, until Dec. 23, I am asking you to join me in helping these needy children right in our country. Both boys and girls need warm clothes. I'm calling it Kozy Kids Klothes for Kentucky. (OK, work with me here) Here is the email Claudia sent to me. Please clean out your kids' closets, shop at garage sales, thrift stores or store sales and pick up and mail these much needed items to Claudia. Put a little note in so she knows how you found out about the project. She will be the Lord's hands and feet to serve these little American children who are cold. God has richly blessed us, let's be a blessing! Please feel free to email me if you have any questions.

Thanks SO much, Carolyn

 From Claudia : "I am working with CAP, Christian Appalachian Project.  This is where Rachel has made contact and this group has the capacity to reach the ones that need help.  They have a “head start” so to speak, a women’s shelter, drug rehab and many other programs.  CAP is located about 20 miles from my home and so this makes a good marriage. 
Here is a list of needs.
Warm pajamas
Anything warm
From babies, preschool and elementary school sizes.

It is almost like a 3rd world country in eastern KY.

Mailing address:
Claudia Kerns
PO Box 428
Burnside  KY   42519
Thank you so much, and I hope we may meet face to face sometime.
In His Love,

Thursday, October 21, 2010

We're going to Africa!

Here are Sandi's dolls just waiting to be packed with a dress and undies for their long trip to Uganda. Can't you see how excited they are??? The little girls in Uganda will give them lots of love. Thanks Sandi.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Sewing parties

We only have 4 sewing parties left this year: Oct. 21, 23/Nov. 13 and 17. Call me at 970-776-9029 if you can come. Our next dresses will be going to El Salvador in Jan.

Rainy is also fired up to send warm clothes especially pj's to Appalachia. If you want to help with that project too, let me know.

God bless you all.

More dresses going out

These are a few of the 125 dresses that are going to Guatemala this month. Thanks to all you ladies who sewed dresses, donated undies, made boys' shorts and prayer dolls.

We are also sending 100 dresses, undies and dolls, baby clothes and thread with the Hope4Kids team going to Uganda in early Nov. Thanks Life Spring, Diane, Lucy and Linda.

We're saving the shorts for the Spring trip. In addition, we're sending about 80 (we lost count!) dress kits with the H4KI team to Uganda so the ladies at Smile Africa can make dresses for their Karamojong children in the north. They will travel in a delegation next Spring to bring peace and the Gospel to the source of their tribe. How awesome that these dresses will be a gift of peace and grace from God.

Thanks Janet, Juliana, Pat and Mary for helping me put the kits together and to all who donated pillowcases, fabric and notions. Thanks Cheryl for taking them to Uganda for us!

We are also sending 12 dresses, undies and dolls as well as 6 pair of shorts with my fitness teacher Sherri to Barbados. She promises pictures as she runs along the Carribean coastline and meets kids in need. How cool is that??

Friday, October 1, 2010

Enjoying God's beauty in my own backyard

Enjoyed a gorgeous day in Rocky Mountain National Park today

Sewing party schedule

No sewing party on Oct. 7- grandma duty calling!

Come on Oct. 9 from 9-11 am.

Dresses to Guatemala

Here are some of the dresses and baby blankets going to Guatemala. In addition to the 125 we already gave Jean to take to Guatemala later this month, we just got 24 more. Thanks to Rosella for making these additional dresses as a nod to her daughter whom she and her husband adopted from Guatemala 34 years ago. I'll take pix of those tomorrow and post them.

Monday, September 27, 2010

More dresses to bless girls and some shorts for the boys

 Thanks to our wonderful volunteers in Colorado, we are sending 118 dresses and undies with Jean who is a volunteer missionary with Child at Heart. They are going to Guatemala next month and will dress girls with your dresses. We're also sending 12 pair of pjs, 20 pair of boys' shorts, 3 girls' shortsets, 6 baby blankets, 20 knitted caps and a few baby clothes. They are thrilled.

Keep on sewing- our next batch will go to Hope4Women for the Nov. trip to Uganda. Mail your dresses to Rachel Cinader, PO Box 74010, Phoenix, AZ. 85087 by Oct. 22. See H4WI.org.

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Walk4Water postponed

Well, sometimes (actually quite often) God has other plans. We were running into obstacles with the Walk date of Nov. 6 so we decided to postpone it until Spring. As soon as we have a new date, I'll post it.


Wednesday, September 15, 2010

On the road again

Well it's lots closer to home but I'm heading to St. Louis tomorrow through Sunday for the Joyce Meyer women's conference and to visit long time friends from high school. But I get to fly, worship with thousands of amazing women and enjoy time with Wayne and Martha. Since I don't have a St. Louis pic, here's So. Cal friends Karen, me and Kelley at the equator.

Saturday, September 4, 2010

African Tea Party

We gathered to experience a little taste of Africa. The tea parties I've done in the bush, on Sigulu Island, in schools and churches with Hope4Women. In order to know the importance of serving and being served in Jesus' name, I created a village in my basement. It was fun!

We had visitors to our tea party from several tribes: Loveland, Longmont, Ft. Collins- even Colorado Springs. They brought dresses, hats and pajamas for us to clothes children and dress girls around the world. Thanks for coming!!

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Open House a big success

We had more than 50 women and girls come to the African Open House last Sat. God is good- more than $600 in widows' crafts were sold and I met some amazing women with a heart for service. We got a pick-up truck full of fabric donated so if you live nearby and sew, PLEASE come get some fabric. Yesterday I delevered two big bags of dresses to a woman in Loveland who is going with Group Publishing to Kenya.
Here's a couple more photos of how adorable these girls look and how much fun it is to dress them.