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Thank you from Hope’s Heart

August 8, 2007


I received the following letter from Hope’s Heart —

Dear Cindy and all ‘sewers’,

What an incredible blessing the ‘silkies’ were to all the orphans! They responded in so many delightful ways. One little guy placed his like a hat on his head; one sensitive toddler covered his teddy bear with the ‘silkie’ and ‘tucked in’ the bear for a nap: one baby looked intently at the ‘silkie’ while touching it’s softness; one little one made a ‘bed’ out of it for her bear; and many just carried their silkies around enjoying the brightness and softness of them. For many, this may have been the first gift they have ever received!

Thank you so very much for blessing hundreds of babies and children. Your efforts and the love and prayers that went into making them will be cherished by the children. All the children received one, and we left the extras at the orphanages for new children or to replace any that might get lost or torn.

Enclosed are some photos I know you will enjoy. I will email any others I receive from team members. You can see a couple photos as well on the Hope’s Heart web site. Follow the link from the homepage about the trip.


Hope’s heart Orphan Foundation


Thank you all again for making this possible. You helped to bring comfort and joy to so many orphans!


In the news

July 1, 2007

There is an amazing story about a group of wonderful caring women who sewed and sewed tiny little comfort blankets for orphans in China. Working together this giving and talented group of women created 380 blankets. Because of their generosity 380 children will be comforted and be shown that they are loved. Each of these women in doing a small part has contributed to do something big—- to make a powerful difference in many many lives.   Never can we underestimate the power and potential  we have when we all work together.

Saturday my local newspaper ran an article on the Linus Blankets. The above is something I wish the newspaper article would have said. I also begged for them to take a picture of my nephew whom is stepping out in faith and his comfort zone to deliver the blankets. I begged for them to take a group photo of my nephew, with his grandmother who sewed, my sister-in-law who sewed and my gorgeous nieces who were adopted from China and who would have loved a silky while at their orphanage! I also begged for them to lay all the blankets out to make one large “quilt” so everyone could see the details and loveliness of each blanket.

I first saw the article online, which displayed a color photo. When I finally saw a print copy I realized to my disappointment the photo in the newspaper was black and white. It makes it very difficult to see what is stacked around me. My community will regretfully not see the beautiful colors and unique details of the blankets. So in the end I didn’t even care that they spelled my name wrong.


While the newspaper article was not what I had expected, YOUR GENEROSITY WAS MORE THAN I COULD HAVE EVER HOPED FOR OR EXPECTED! I am extremely sorry that in the chaos of the afternoon with 15 people in my living room I did not get the blankets spread out to take a photo for you! Please believe me that each one was special. You chose cute soft and silky fabrics. Some blankets had ribbons , ruffles or satin binding. Each one displayed beautifully the love it was made with.


Last Thursday after meeting with the newspaper reporter my nephew took the blankets and distributed them to the people traveling in his group. You will be happy to know each and every single blanket was fit into a suitcase and will be traveling to China next week!

My sister-in-law took some pictures.  Here is my nephew, Arthur.


Maybe you can see your blanket in this stack.


If the following two pictures are any indication——-the orphans will truly love these blankets!

Here is Grace gently caressing one.


Faith has found one with green “minky.”


Thank you again for making this all possible!


June 21, 2007

Look at these wonderful blankets.  I will be posting better pictures after they have all been collected.  This is only a small portion!  As of today I have over 300.  Did you hear that?  Thanks to your generosity more than 300 orphans will receive comfort from you!


Thank You for your help

June 17, 2007

The comfort blankets have been flooding my mailbox.


I have collected almost 100 with more on the way, WOW!  If you haven’t mailed yours and were planning on participating, please try to get them in the mail on Monday.  I am hoping to deliver all the blankets by the end of the week.  Once they are all collected I will share  photos of these beautiful blankets with you—-they are fabulous.  This has been a truly amazing experience.  I have been touched by your generosity.  The blankets have been creative and crafted so wonderfully!  Thank you to all of you that took the time to share your talents to bless one (or more) of the babies.  Thank you doesn’t seem enough!