April 2020 Crafty Weasel Update

Well, as we all know, things have been a bit stalled with the Crafty Weasels since we can’t meet here in GA, and the Senior Living Center is definitely on lockdown.

When we left at the end of sewing day on March 7th, we didn’t know what the future held for the Crafty Weasels because of the COVID-19.  Margaret took the two unfinished bags of bedding home with her with the the ribbon box (which she generally holds for us).  We just met (were careful to social distance) so that we could help a rehab place get enough masks for their personnel to use.  She dropped off the CW bags and told me that she has completed everything.
I just now had a chance to get in and was totally overwhelmed by all the finished ferret bedding.  She even color coordinated all the final thread stitching (Dawn would totally approve!!!), and all the ribbons.
Here is the list:
4 – Wonton Flowers
15 – Sleepsacks
14 – Hammies
4 – Inside/Outside Sleepsacks
6 – Barrels
10 – PennyButton Hammies
The good news is we haven’t missed sending boxes out since this all started, and with what Margaret completed above, I’ll be able to get another box out for May (and probably June too).
I’m proud to say that I’ve seen FB posting of past CW members making masks and helping out during this “stay at home” time.  This shirt has been posted, and honestly I felt it truly fit our group well!!  Hoping maybe there will be a good side to this virus that it brings people back to wanting/enjoying how to sew.
I hope you are all staying well, healthy, and keep connected with each other.  We are a strong group, and will continue to be again in the future.
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March 2020 Sew Day

We sure had a lot of fun this past Saturday.  Diane came in from Virginia, and share some cute jars of granola with all of us!  Morgan brought her furkids which meant it was a wonderful zoo for us all day long!

Attendees:
Trella
Diane
Margaret
Florence
Sue
Karen
Johnny
Morgan
Meliah
Gracelyn
Accomplished:
2- Barrels (made by Margaret)
13 – Sleepsacks
12 – Hammies
6 – Inside Outside Sleepsacks
Here are a couple pictures for the day.  See if you can find all of Morgan’s ferrets.
Thanks everyone for coming and sharing in the fun and accomplishments.
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February 2020 Sew Day

Hi Everyone:

Well, we started the day off with the room having been beautifully decorated by Susie Pyron to celebrate Birthdays.  She was finally well enough to come back to use after a long stay in the hospital, and still didn’t have her full speaking voice.  she made up for it with the delicious cakes and fun time she added to the day.
Johnny brought his two kids to play with us, and be in the pictures too.  It always gives the residents something fun to come in and discuss with us when we have ferrets during our sewing day.  Margaret brought her friend, Nancy, who truly blended right in with all our crazy antics of the day!!
Attendees:
Sue
Margaret
Nancy
Florence
Johnny
Morgan
Carrie
Karen
Dyna
Dawn
Accomplished:
Inside/Outside Sleepsacks – 7
Sleepsacks – 7
Hammies – 6
WonTon Flower hammies – 7
Dawn brought is a pile of completed bedding too (we are so blessed!!!)
PennyButton Hammies – 9
Sleepsacks – 5
Hammies – 12
I also want to thank Johnny, Margaret, and Carrie for coming to our house to help with all the cutting that needs to be accomplished ahead of time.  It truly is a blessing to get so much help!!
Hoping to see you all next month~~~
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January 2020 Sew Day

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We had quite a busy sewing day last weekend.  Several people had different appointments that meant they needed to leave early, but we ended up having lots of fun, laughing and accomplishing more bedding than expected.  We did have a new person that is a resident at Brookdale, Rhett, joined us, and really helped a lot.  Hoping she will be with us in the future.

Margaret and Trella both took bedding home to work on this past month.  Trella redid the ribbon box, by consolidating things.  Then both of them put their heads together Saturday to combine all the stuff into one rolling box which will make it sooooo much easier to bring back and forth to our sewing days.
Johnny brought his two kids, which got a lot of extra attention and TLC by all that saw them!!
Attendees:
Trella
Karen
Florence
Dyna
Margaret
Johnny
Morgan
Rhett
Accomplished:
2 – Barrels (completed by Margaret at home)
15 – Inside/outside Sleepsacks
18 – Sleepsacks
15 – Hammies
12 – WonTon Flower Hammies

Thanks again to everyone!!  We really started 2020 on a good foot, and hope to continue to make good headway each month.

December 2019 Sew Day

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Wow … what a wonderful time we had this past weekend.  Susie Pryon over did herself with decorating the counters for our Christmas lunch.  It was beautiful, and things moved so quickly that I never got a picture of it.  Johnny brought his two ferrety kids, and Morgan brought her new puppy Feathers too.   Food and fellowship was wonderful as always.

Attendees:
Susie
Trella
Margaret
Florence
Morgan
Karen
Johnny
Dyna
Meliah
Gracelyn
Accomplished:
5 – Inside Outside Sleepsacks
10 – Sleepsacks
11 – Hammies
8 – WonTon Flowers
7 more – Inside Outside Sleepsacks made by Lisa
45 – Toys – Made by Lisa
An extra thanks is giving to Trella and Margaret.  They took home bedding that was in different processes, and did the next step so that we could start sewing the moment our machines were set up.  It truly makes a difference to get more accomplished during our sewing days.
Hope to see more people coming each month in the next year.  We can always use the extra help!!  Special hug and thanks to those that have attending so many times this year … it makes such a difference what we can send to shelters in need.
Wishing you all a very very wonderful holiday season, and happy future 2020.

November 2019 Sew Day

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Another successful day with the Crafty Weasels.  Morgan brought all of her 6 ferrets to play with us during the day, and I think we might have worn them a bit out at the end of the day they were in a nice ferret pile in the hammie.

Special thanks to Margaret, and Trella.  They both took piles of bedding that was in process, and did the next step to make it easier for us to get more completed.
Attendees:
Margaret
Florence
Trella
Karen
Morgan
Sue
Johnny
Jennifer
Accomplished:
7 – Cuddle Cups
3 – WonTon Flower Hammies
9 – Sleepsacks
7 – Hammies
1 – Inside Outside Sleepsack
19 – PennyButton Hammies (made by Margaret for CWs)
Thanks to everyone for all you accomplished.

October 2019 Sew Day

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Well, we sure had quite an unusual sewing day.  There was a very special presentation to Sue Pryon from Pie O’Paws Mom of a painting of her sweet ferret Emma, who is now at the Rainbow Bridge.

Attendees:
Sue
Florence
Trella
Margaret
Karen
Morgan
Sandy
Johnny (and his two fuzzies)
Accomplished:
4 – Wonton Flower Hammies
4 – Sleepsacks
7 – Hammies
25 – PennyButton Hammies (Made at home by Margaret)
22 – Comfort Slings (made by Sandy and her friend Tara Elmore-Smith)
10 – Crocheted Eggs (made by Susan Piver)

Thanks for everything that each and everyone of you do to help make this group such a success.  We continue to accomplished important work for the shelters

September Sew Day 2019

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Well, we were missing some of our sewing folk yesterday, but were lucky that the month before we had also had bedding close to being finished.

Attendees:
Sue
Lisa
Karen
Florence
Amereta
Johnny
Carrie
Jennifer
Accomplished;
6 – WonTon Flower Hammies
3 – Inside Outside Sleepsacks
7 – Hammies
9 – Sleepsacks
20 – Toys (made at home and brought in by Lisa)
Lisa announced to the group that she would now be living in Upper Tennessee, but still try and keep active helping the Crafty Weasels by communication and also doing some sewing and bringing back to the group.  Please let her know you appreciate all she has done so far for the Crafty Weasels, and looking forward to seeing her off and on still back in ATL.

August 2019 Sew Day

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Well, we had another great sewing day with the Crafty Weasels.  Morgan brought three of her cute ferrety boys to keep us entertained.

Attendees:

Margaret

Sue

Trella

Karen

Florence

Morgan

Johnny

Georgina

Dyna

Meliah

Graclyn

BJ

 

Completed:

13 – Wontons

6 – Sleepsacks

4 – Hammies

 

We do have a lot of bedding that is in process, so should be able to finish even more next month.

 

It was discussed and decided that we won’t be making two different sizes of sleepsacks and hammie sets.  All the shelters now have Ferret Nation size cages so they are only requesting FN sized bedding.  We will now concentrate on the FN only, with the WonTon Flower hammies, and the Inside Outside sleepsacks (Margaret continuing to do PennyButton Hammies).  This way if they indeed have smaller cages, we can send extra WonTons, etc.  This should simplify the cutting process, and steamline our sewing days too.

 

Karen let us know that we now need more bedding cut for her to match, and bring to the upcoming sew days.  So, I’m requesting help with the cutting and getting things ready to give to Karen to match.  Johnny already volunteered for this weekend.  If I could have a steady stream of people come to cut, we can get the stock built up so that Karen will have things to match.

 

So, please send me a text or email, if you can come help during the weekends.

 

Thanks for all you do to help the CW continue to complete their mission.

July 2019 Sew Day

Well, as with ferrets, there is never a dull moment with the Crafty Weasel sewing days! Things started fine, but we found out that the A/C wasn’t working. Nothing could be done to fix it for us, but we kept on trucking even when the temp was 84+. Such amazing people that wouldn’t give up!!! And, we really accomplished more than expected!

We also brought stuff to share for lunch so that we could concentrate on getting more accomplished (having lunch in their dining room, take a lot more time). Everyone contributed to making it an amazingly filling lunch!!

Attendees:
Lisa
Sue
Karen
Florence
Margaret
Trella
Johnny
Dyna
Georgina

Completed:
8 – sleepsacks
15 – hammies
5 – Inside/Outside sleepsacks
12 – Wontons
14 – Toys (made by Lisa and contributed to CWs)

Thanks again to everyone for their amazing effort.