SCOTT COUNTY, Ill. (WQAD) -

Sitting in a favorite chair in her farm house, Lillian Weber sets her sights on one specific goal.

"I just love to sew," she says.

"It just kinda fascinates me."

For the past two years, she's sewn dresses for little girls. The clothes are sent to a group called "Little Dresses for Africa".

"What would they wear if they didn't have that?" she asked.

Right now she's working on dress number 854. She has a goal to make her one thousandth dress by the time she turns 100 in May.

"I'm doing my part. I don't want any credit for it. I just want to make them and send them to them'" Weber said.

But since Weber's story was first published two weeks ago, she's been getting a lot of credit.

"It's just unbelievable, it's everywhere," said Lillian's daughter, LeAnn Winger. "You just type her name and hundreds of things come up."

Her story can be seen on CNN, the Huffington Post, plus hundreds of other sites like The Gloss.

But that's just in the U.S.

Lillian's story is now translated into French, German, Japanese and other languages.

It's become a worldwide feel good story.

"I mean, it's such a great story," Winger said.

"Who could read this and not be impressed and, you know, appreciate it."

One person not impressed is Weber.

"I just hope (the dresses) fit and everything, you know?" she said.

Lillian's family says they're grateful for the outpouring of support they've received. Many well-wishers have offered to send her fabric and sewing material. But they say what they really need now is money to send the dresses to Africa.

"Little Dresses for Africa" has established the "Lillian Weber Shipping Fund" to help pay for the costs to deliver the dresses.

The group calls Lillian its "Sewing Celebrity".

Whether it's one dress, number 100, or it's that one thousandth dress, Weber said she's not doing it for attention.

Another daughter, Linda Purcell, thinks she knows how her mother feels.

"To have these little girls in these dresses that are actually mine. I think that means a lot to her," she said.

And Weber will now get that chance when the founder of "Little Dresses for Africa" delivers four of her dresses to four little girls, sending a picture back to this farm house for Weber to see.

That's worth more to Weber than a thousand news stories.

And that's what will push her beyond a thousand dresses when she turns 100.

"And if I live beyond that, I still have got material that I can just, my hands can do it, and no problem," she said.