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.

September 2014 Sew Day

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Hi everyone:

Very sorry to be late with the sew day information, but things have been extremely busy, and doing a lot of organizing.
We have a very nice turnout, and got things rolling along and should be getting a lot of bedding completed next month because of all the stuff we’ve done ahead this month.
Completed Bedding:
1- FN Set
2-FN Sleepsacks
2-FN Hammies
3 Regular Sets
3 Regular Hammies
1 Barrel
Attendees:
Karen
Florence
Morgan
Sue
Lisa
Jewelz
Mary Ann
Meliah
BJ
Jennifer
Our next sew day will be October 11 at our same location.  We will be doing a special sewing project that we will be selling at the next Chambrel gathering for the residents.
I know that we do makes a big difference to the ferret shelters across the U.S., and hope you all know how very much I appreciate everyone’s continued participation and contribution to our mission.
Looking forward to see you all next month.
Florence

August 2014 Sew Day

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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.

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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