Friday, April 25, 2008

Blessings Friday: Kelli’s Peace T-shirt Project

Kelli at Africankelli put out a request for assistance in gathering t-shirts (gently used or new) which she’ll take to Nicaragua in May and Mozambique in June. I signed up right away—there’s still time for you to participate if you’d like.



She mentioned embellishing the t-shirts should we so desire. Heck yeah, I want to do that! We recently donated a bunch of clothes which left us without any t-shirts to offer, so I bought two Carter’s t-shirts for little boys. There is no size restriction on the t-shirts as she’ll be offering them to folks of all ages.



The other day I was chatting with Joni of Yummers! about embroidery and mentioned children’s coloring books as a good source for simple embroidery designs.



And that’s what I’m doing; I used the sneakers coloring page as the embellishment for the back of the white t-shirt. Today I’ll decide what to do on the navy t-shirt and get that done. Then I’ll put them in the mail for Kelli.



What a great end to a week so full of adventures!

11 comments:

Yummers! said...

You embroidery queen!! You so it with such ease and perfection. Some little boy is going to love his special shirt. I'll have to check the site and see how much time is left to send shirts. I don't have time to embroider and pull all my hair out, but maybe I can just find some fun colors.

Question... when you embroider on a tee-shirt, what do you do about the inside?? I have threads and mistakes hanging there.
Joni
PS YOU MIGHT WANT TO CHECK OUT MY NEW BLOG AND SEE WHAT i DID TO ONE OF YOUR PHOTOS... HEE, HEE, HEE.

Kristie said...

Awesome, June. I love embroidered t-shirts--the image lasts forever, unlike iron-on and silk scren.

Rosie's Whimsy said...

That is so cool! I'd wear that anytime! :-) Rosie

Anonymous said...

My son and daughter-in-law (she's a very dedicated teacher) have just returned from Jamaica where they made it a priority to visit a school. They were appalled to find the children had no paper, books, crayons, etc to speak of. Susan had the foresight to take a gift for the maids (she left toiletries, ear rings, pocket books, etc)on the pillow each morning, BUT, when they saw the situation at the school - the decided to ask everyone who ever visits Jamaica in the future - to load up your suitcase with school supplies. We need to share. It's a good thing. the fan

Ali said...

Great rendition of the sneakers! I've never done embroidery on a t-shirt with any success. Did you use a stabilizer?

nicolette said...

Wonderful idea with ultimate result! Mrs Yummers has so many great solutions! I think she could have used this picture in her post of today as well!!
I’m also curous to know if you used stabilizer...

Pat said...

Very pretty June! Did you do that embroidery by hand or machine? It's so perfect!

I'll go through my closets and see if I can find some gently used T shirts to send to Kelli. It's so great to share.

Hugs, Pat

Thimbleanna said...

You're awesome June. What a great idea to add the embroidery!

Storybook Woods said...

Who ever recives that tee-shirt will love it xoxoxo Clarice

meg said...

Thanks again for the inspiration & direction to a worthwhile cause; the boy has just gone thru a growth spurt, resulting in all his tshirt becoming way too short :-)

albertapostcards said...

June, what a grand idea indeed! Coloring books! Of course. You're incredibly clever and creative.

Diane