June 2015 Sew Day

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Attendees were:
Sue
Florence
Karen
Jewelz
Jennifer
Meliah
Sandy
Bedding completed:
4 FN Sets
3 FN Hammies
1 FN Sleepsack
7 Regular Sets
3 Reg. Hammies
6 Reg. Sleepsacks
28 FN Plastic Bottom Covers
We didn’t get a chance to get much done ahead of time for next month, so hoping to have lots of people there to pins, sew, and get things rolling.  Each and everyone of you are truly appreciated.  We couldn’t continue to do the great quality work that we give to the shelters month and month if you weren’t here to help.
Lots of hugs,
Florence

May 2015 Sew Day

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We had a very special sew day last Saturday.  We planted an azalea in remembrance of Mary Ann.  We’ve been so lucky that Lisa found this location for us to sew, and Mary Ann really loved this place too, so it seems right to have a reminder of our friend with us each time we come together for the Crafty Weasels.

Because of the pre-work that Lisa and Sue did before our last sew day, we were able to take the extra time to remember Mary Ann, and also get some much needed bedding completed.

Finished bedding:

13 – Regular Sets

3 – Regular Hammies

3 – Regular Sleepsacks

7 – FN Sets

5 – FN Sleepsacks

2 – FN Hammies

2 – Hanging Tunnels

People that attended:

Sue

Lisa

Karen

Florence

Jennifer

Morgan

Jewelz

Meliah

Thanks everyone for the awesome job, and the commroadie, it sure makes it fun and we accomplish so much together.  Hope to see you all, and more at our next sew day.

April 2015 Sew Day

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Saturday I arrived to a HUGE table of bedding that was ready to sew the top/bottoms, and stuff that was completed.  Lisa and Sue greeted me with this surprised.  It seems they had gotten together during the month, and pinned, sewed around the worlds, flipped, clipped, make ribbons had had things ready to go a be waaaay ahead for our sew day.  It was AMAZING!!
There was also cheesecake, crackers, all kids of drinks, and balloons to celebrate our one year anniversary of being at Bookdale.  Wow … as you can tell, we had quite a day!
We had two new members that joined us from Chattanooga, and Morgan brought her new little girl to share.  Things got so crazy towards the end, that there isn’t a group picture this time.  Lisa did take a picture of Morgan allowing the staff member (from Bookdale that is always so helpful), to snuggle with her, Elphaba.
Attendees were:
Lisa
Sue
Florence
Karen
Morgan
Jennifer
Lisa Alice
Kenesha
Meliah
Completed bedding:
20 – hanging tunnels
9 – Inside/Out Sleepsacks
2- FN Sets
2- FN Hammies
1-FN Sleepsack
5-Reg Sets
3-Reg Hammies
4-Reg Sleepsacks
2-WonTon Flowers
We have two huge bags of bedding that is right there close to being finished, so next month we should be able to hit the ground running and get lots more completed.
This group really rocks and I’m proud of each and every one of you!!

March 2015 Sew day

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Well, we had a really nice sew day this past Saturday.  I was greeted by Lisa and Sue when I arrived.  I’m generally there early, and they were at the table talking to a very interesting resident – vet, and an author of a book too.  Dr. Merrick is in charge of the courtyard where we will be planting a beautiful azalea in remembrance of Mary Ann.

Lisa and Sue arranged so that they will be putting a brick in our spot that has her name, date and that she is a Crafty Weasel.   The total cost for everything including plant and brick is $130.  If you would like to help with this and donate, please send a check to Lisa Cook.  Her address is:  209 Abernathy Way, Acworth, GA  30102
Sue and Lisa did a really nice job of having Mary Ann’s picture, with a candle that was lit, and gave us a chance to remember our sweet friend, who will always be missed.
We did complete some bedding:
1 – FN Set
1 – FN Hammie
3 – FN Sleepsacks
5 – PennyButton Hammies
2 – WonTon Flowers
3 – Small Sleepsacks
1 – Regular Sets
Attendees:
Lisa
Sue
Florence
Karen
Morgan
Meliah
Carrie
Jim
Jennifer
Morgan is attending the Spring Finals Ferret Show in Virginia and has gotten a table, and will be putting our Crafty Weasel bedding there to sell.  We included the wonderful Carrier Saddle Bags which are Karen’s brainstorm, and hope to really impress people enough to purchase them too!  Honestly, I’m hoping we can have a “personal” sew day, because my kids could use one of those too!
We will be having a regularly scheduled Sew Day on April 11th.  Lisa took some of the unpinned sets home, and already has started pinning and getting us ready for next month.  She is really helping to kick us in gear, so I hope you will all come and join in the fun next month!
Thanks for being such a very special group, and please know that each and everyone of you make a difference in our lives!

In memory of Mary Ann

It is with a very sad and heavy heart that I let you all know about Mary Ann.  I was at the hospital today, and she isn’t able to fight any longer, her body was shutting down and she is non-responsive.

It was decided by the family and hospice to allow her to gently transition without pain.  We left so that they could have the last hours with her.
I shared with her family, how much she was loved by your group, and how very important she has always been in our lives.
She will be leaving 3 ferrets, and 3 cats that will need to find new forever homes.  If someone is able to help with opening their home, please let me know.  I’m sure it will help put her mind at ease and that of her family.
For years, she was a wonderful hospice Mom for the shelter, and the greeting at the Rainbow Bridge will be so thunderous, I’m sure we will feel the vibrations.
Thank you for all your prayers.

February 2015 Sew Day

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We did have a wonderful sew day for Valentine’s Day.  Wonderful to spend this day with the people you love!
Lisa made some very delicous Red Velvet Cupcakes, with the cuties little decorations.
Before I give the count, I need to let you know that Lisa took the PennyButton Hammies in hand and really started us on the way to have a nice supply – put her sewing machine, and new sewing talent to great use.  Jewelz became the button queen of putting them on all four corners, and Saturday Morgan stepped up and did the final around the outside of 1/2 of them to finish them up.
Completed:
76 – PennyButton Hammies
1 – Barrel
5 – FN Sets
1 – FN Hammie
1 – FN Sleepsack
2 – Reg Hammies
4 – small Sleepsacks
Attendees:
Karen
Sue
Joanne
Florence
Lisa C.
Jewelz
Lisa
Morgan
Meliah
BJ
Thanks everyone.  We’ve got lots of stuff in the works, so next month (first Saturday, March 7th) we will be sewing again.  Hope you all can join us.

January 2015 Sew Day

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Wow … what a day we had – being the first one of the year, I believe we started on the right foot.

Lisa, was amazing!  She came in and had done the around the world, flipping, and sewing the opening for 40 PennyButton hammies!!  She did all this on her new machine, at home on her own time!
Then, Jewelz decided to really put her mind and finesse her machine, and in one days work, she sewed all of the buttons onto the 40 PennyButton Hammies = 160 buttons!
Now our total doesn’t show this, but this is just letting you know how we were rolling.
Before lunch, Dawn dropped in with the most WONDERFUL stack of beautiful bedding already made and ready to send out.  She also did some nice fleece pillow cases for Lisa to take over to Debbie for the shelter.
This is what was accomplished:
51 pieces from Dawn
4 – PennyButton Hammies
4 – WonTon Flowers
4 – FN Sets
2 – FN Hammies
2 – FN Sleepsacks
2 – Small Sleepsacks
3 – Reg Sets
3 – Reg Hammies
2 – Reg Sleepsacks
Attendees:
Lisa
Karen
Sue
Florence
Jewelz
Meliah
Carrie
Jim
MaryAnn
We are excited to start the year on such a positive note, and we have lots in progress for next month.  Sooooo, please come and join us, every extra pair of hands can help get this all accomplished.  And, we always laugh, share, and have fun !

November 2014 Sew Day

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(I either can’t find the photo or it doesn’t exist, so enjoy a pair of Crafty Weasels instead! Morgan’s Boomer and Nikki’s Crazy Man)

Karen, you are right, we really did get things accomplished on Saturday.  Not only did we have a table in the festival area, but we continued sewing too.  Lisa made some absolutely WONDERFUL Cupcakes to sell at the table, and also made some extra braided toys.  Jennifer donated a beautiful knitted scarf to sell – very pretty colors of blue.

Completed:
10 – braided toys
2 – barrels
7 – FN Sets
3 – FN Sleepsacks
7 – FN Hammies
1 – Regular Set
1 – Reg. Hammie
1 – Reg. Sleepsack
8 – Fuzzy Tunnels – (Completed by Karen before the sew day)
Attendees:
Lisa
Florence
Karen
Carrie
Jim
Mary Ann
Jewelz
Jennifer
Special acknowledgement to Judy and her daughter for bringing taking care of all of the shelter things for Kindness Matters, Debbie, our shelter Mom.

October 2014 Sew Day

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We continue to have a great group of people that really know what they are doing and hit the ground running.  We spent a good bit of time making these unique bags to sell at the Festival at Chambrell next Month.  The material was donated, so all we have to do was have a good idea, and make them work.  They are cute, different, and hopefully will have the residents interested in purchasing and using them.
Accomplished:
10 Doggie Litter Bags
4 Regular Sets
1 FN Set
1 Regular Sleepsack
4 Out and Insy Sleepsacks
Attendees:
Lisa
Karen
Florence
Morgan
Caitlyn
Mary Ann
Jennifer
Meliah
BJ
We were surprised to have Meliah and BJ there after BJ just being in the hospital the day before.  Goes to show, you can’t keep a good Crafty Weasel down.
Hope to see you all at the next sew day in November.