August 2014 Sew Day

We had very dedicated people this past sew day.  Meliah make a wonderful crockpot of food for us.  Morgan brought her two boys, and they totally were the hit of the day for the Crafty Weasels, and the residents of Chambrel.  Sue was there too, but left a bit before we took the picture.
Attendees:
Mary Ann
Sue
Karen
Meliah
Florence
Morgan
Jewelz
We completed:
1 – WonTon Flower Hammie
8 – Regular Sets
4 – Reg. Sleepsacks
3 – Reg. Hammies
2 – FN Sets
1 – FN Hammie
1 – FN Sleepsack
We will be having our next sew day on September 13th, come prepared to sew up a storm!
Thanks,
Florence

July 2014 Sew Day

Thanks to everyone that attended sew day yesterday.  Definitely a good time, and got lots of things accomplished.  Lunch was in the dinning room, and I think everyone enjoyed it.

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Attendees:

Karen

Sue

Morgan

Florence

Lisa C.

Lisa

Meliah

Mary Ann

Jennifer

Accomplished:

13 – WonTon Flower Hammies

7 – regular sets

2 – regular hammies

1 – FN Sets

1 – FN hammie

2 – FN sleepsacks

We also have lots of things that are in the process so we should be able to make lots more progress again next month.

Thanks everyone for coming, each and everyone of you make a difference!

Florence

June 2014 Sew Day

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Wow … What a sew day. We were there to participate in adoption and family picnic day, and I think we made a wonderful impression on the residents and their family members.  Beck and her beautiful ferrets were our ambassadors to the community and they really put on a great show for everyone.  Poor things were tuckered out by 2:00 — they did the work of 15 ferrets!  They all left before the group picture was taken, but hopefully we can get Beck to post some cute pictures of them.

Megan, Rob and Draven came to help for possibly their last sew day, because they are moving back to Nebraska, so to be closer to family.  Megan offered to get on a machine, and started putting buttons on PennyButton hammies, Rob did pinning, and Draven (he was our first CW Baby!) was perfectly happy with his electronics, we all decided we’d adopt him in a heart beat!!

Marie, attended with her one month old little boy.  I saw several residents enjoying having a baby there too.

Lisa, Mary Ann, Jonathan, and Chris were all real trouper for being outside at the CW Table next to the rescue table.  AND, no one went home with an extra puppy – from what I understand they were adorable!

They had a table set up for Kindness Matters Ferret Shelter, but Debbie already had a trip planned to Florida for a family gathering.  Judy and her whole family were able to attend and helped out from the beginning to the end.  I wasn’t able to get all of them that attended, but some were in our picture.

I haven’t had a chance to unpack the car, so I don’t know our totals.  Truthfully, I think we were there more for meeting the public, selling a bit of bedding, than sewing, but we did get things accomplished, and other stuff ready for next sew day.

Attendees:

Karen

Lisa

Sue

Jewelz

Beck (Ebby and Mani)

Florence

Megan

Rob

Draven

Meliah

Marie (and her little boy!!)

Jonathan

Chris

Mary Ann

Jennifer

Thanks everyone for coming for the day … each person makes such a big difference, and we sure showed up well for the ferret community.  We got lots of positive comments from Diane (lady that Lisa set up for us to have this wonderful space), she said everyone was impressed by what we do, and all the staff and residents say such positive things to her all the time about our group.

I appreciate each and every one of you, and so thrilled to call you “family”.

Florence

 

 

May 2014 Sew Day

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Being Mother’s Day, I know it was tough for several of our regulars and others to be able to attend our meeting yesterday.  Christy came in bright and early to leave a really pretty license plate for Meliah.

I’m happy to say that we still were able to get things accomplished.  I want to give special thanks for those that showed up and really got things going.  Carrie and Jim came over to pick up ferret gravy and saw that we could use some help, so they stayed till the end. Carrie helped me get the box of material organized a while back, and she jumped right in to cut, and Jim pinned them for Karen and I to sew.
This was our first time having dinner in their dining room, and I had Salmon which was delicious, and apple pie for dessert!  :-)

Attendee:
Florence
Karen
Morgan
Meliah
MaryAnne
Caitlin
Jim
Carrie
Accomplished:
4 – large dog beds
15 – PennyButton Hammies
15 – Comfort Slings
1 – Small Tunnel
1 – Small Crinkle Sack
We did have several of the residents stop by and check out what we were doing, and I believe we definitely added a bit of fun in the dining room.  Morgan was wearing her wonderful ferret face shirt and boy, did everyone there get excited and what to know what it was, etc.
Next sew day will be on June 7th, so please mark your calendars.  This is a week early, but Chambrel of Roswell, is having a Family Picnic Event combined with a Pet Adoptions.  They want us to sell our bedding, and have invited our shelter Kindness Matters to attend also.  We are hoping for a large turnout of ferret people.  Bring your ferrets to share at the event, do a bit of sewing, and just enjoy the time.
Thanks everyone for coming yesterday, and really making it all work.  I’m so blessed to have you all in my life!
Florence

New Location for Crafty Weasels Sew Days

There is some great news for the Crafty Weasels.

 We put out the intent at the beginning of the year to find the right location that we can meet monthly in a large room. Well several started helping (thanks Megan) and putting things into the right direction. Lisa Melton Cook called me and told me that she would find a place for us and not stop until she did. Well, after lots of phone calls, and not getting the response we needed, she had great news, and we had a place to look over and see if it worked for us.

 

 Long story shorter – it is Chambrel at Roswell. The facility is beautiful, elegant, and they are excited to have us there. It is truly all that we were envisioning.

March 2014 Sew Day

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We all had a great time at your home!  Your fuzzies are definitely adorable!  Lisa brought a wonderful chicken salad, and had veggie side, and rice crispy squares for dessert.

 

Attendees:

Morgan

Jewelz

Sue

Karen

Lisa

Amereta

Florence

 

We were a small group but we really hit the ground running – we all arrived early, and put is a great days work.

Completed:

10 – FN Sets

1 – FN Sleepsack

8 – Regular Sets

2 – Regular Sleepsacks

1 – Regular Hammie

2 – PennyButton Hammies

6 – Braided Toys brought by Lisa

Thanks everyone for coming and making it a really good day!

Florence

February 2014 Sew Day

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Just wanted to thank everyone for making it to sew day yesterday.  We had a nice turnout, and lots of fun!
Pam came and brought Santa Fe Chili for us, she wasn’t able to stay, but she had purchased, and cut sets of bedding for us to sew, and also brought some extra material for us to cut later.
People that attended:
Margaret
Karen
Sue
Morgan
Caitlin
Pam
Lisa
Amereta
MaryAnn
BJ
Florence
We have a nice amount of things in progress, and we completed:
2- FN Sets
1-FN Hammie
1-FN Sleepsack
5 Reg Sets
1 Reg Hammie
2 Reg Sleepsacks
Our next sew day will be March 8th.  Morgan has generally volunteered to host, so I’m looking forward to another good turnout.
Florence

January 2014 Sew Day

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I wanted to thank everyone for coming and making this event happen at the beginning of this year.  Jewelz came over Friday night to help me get everything organized which was a very good thing.  Meliah did a great job as usual with the Chicken Totilla Soup, and the chicken salad.  She made a wonderful veggie soup too.  Everyone brought wonderful things to share, and we definitely enjoyed it all.
This past week Karen met up with Dawn and was giving wonderful bedding that Dawn had made.  As usual, she totally over did herself.
Here is the count:
8 – FN Sets
4 - Regular Sets
4 – Reg Hammies
2 – Reg Sleepsacks
Karen was busy this last week too.  She knew the shelter needed to have some things that would take extra time to cut, and put together, so she did it for us.  It included:
8 – FN Tray Covers (one regular, one with the hole cut out)
12 – Ramp Covers
As a group, we got off to a slower start because we completed almost everything we had last month, and didn’t have enough things left in progress, so we don’t have a large amount this month, but we do have things in progress which means we can make up for it each month from now on.  Here is our total:
4 – FN Sets
2 – FH Hammies
1 – FN Sleepsack
3 – Regular Sets
2 – Regular Sleepsacks
Attendees:
Jewelz
Karen
Wendy
Morgan
Meliah
BJ
Pam
Marie (New member)
Jennifer
MaryAnn
Thanks again to everyone for coming and continuing to help this group with the mission to help shelters with bedding.
Florence

December 2013 Sew Day

It was a small group, but we did kick it in gear and get a nice pile of stuff going for the shelters. Karen made a really great tasting ham, and her home was decorated beautifully for Christmas.  Wish I had taken a picture of her special Christmas Tee – it had a Ferret Playpen around it to protect it.  It was too cute!

Attendees:

Karen

Florence

Meliah

BJ

Jena

Bedding Completed:

10 FN sets

3 FN Hammies

2 Regular Sets

1 Reg Sleepsack

15 Pennybutton Hammies

5 Wonton Flowers

Thanks everyone for coming, and making an effort with the bad weather, and all the activities that were happening this month.

Florence

November 2013 Sew Day

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Had a wonderful time at your new place … great setup, and lots of fun playing with your furkids.  It was nice having the Thanksgiving theme for the lunch menu, and for once no dessert … but didn’t miss it until I started writing this message.  Give Matt and extra hug for being so very helpful with getting everything into the car. He is a keeper!  :-)
Attendees:
Morgan
Florence
Karen
Amereta
Lisa
Jena
Mary Ann
Completed:
8 regular sets
1 – reg hammie
1- FN set
4 FN hammies
Next sew day will be at Karen’s in McDonough on our regularly scheduled 2nd Saturday.  Hope to see everyone there!
Florence