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December 2016 Sew Day

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Well, we didn’t have as many of our regulars or the Northern sewing sisters this month, but we still were able to get things rolling and finish a nice amount to round out the year.  I’m hoping that Karen will give us the total of what we accomplished in 2016.

People that attended:
Lisa
Karen
Florence
Morgan
Johnny
Meliah
BJ
Graceland
Carrie
Accomplished:

10 – Regular Sets
3 – Regular Hammies
2 – Regular Sleepsacks
1- Wonton Flower Hammie
5 – FN Sets
2 – FN Hammies
2 – Sleepsacks
16 – Pennybutton Hammies
I’m hoping everyone has a very very good next couple of weeks with all the holidays coming up.  Please beeeee very safe, and get ready to come back in full swing to do more Crafty Weasel stuff.

November 2016 Sew Day

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What a Wonderful and very busy sew day we had on Saturday.  We have three of our ferrety northern friends join us for the day.  They brought a whole lot of bags of material for us to continue our mission to give quality bedding to ferret shelters everywhere.

Attendees were:
Brenda Taylor (Indiana)
Connie Ratkiewicz (Indiana)
Ann Church (Ohio)
Lisa
Johnny
Sue
Morgan
Jennifer
Florence
Iris
Chris
Jonathan
Carrie
Karen
Bedding that was completed:
12 – Inside/Outside Sleepsacks
2 – Regular sets
8 – FN Sets
1 – FN Sleepsack
3 – FN Hammies
3 – Reg Sleepsacks
4 – Reg Hammies
3 – WonTon Flowers
We really accomplished a lot, and got a good start on our next sew day.
Definitely a very busy and fun day!

October Sew Day

We did have a very good sew day on October 1st.  Got a lot accomplished, and definitely felt like we all make some wonderful progress.

Attendees:

Karen

Florence

Sandy

Lisa

Jennifer

Morgan

Carrie

Dyna

Jewelz

Accomplished by Sandy:

8-FN Sets

11-Wonton Flowers

Accomplished by group:

24 – Regular hammies special order

6 – FN Hammies

1 – FN Set

2 – FN Sleepsacks

2- Regular Sets

1 – Regular Sleepsack

1 – Inside Out Sleepsack

Hope to see everyone for our regularly schedule November sew day!

September 2016 Sew Day

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Each Crafty Weasel Sewing day if different and this month still holds true.   Yes, we try to get as much accomplished and have lots of fun doing it … but this Saturday we really kicked it into top gear.  We’ve had a special request, which also meant that we have lots of similar things to do, which actually make our process faster.

Sandy doesn’t get to come very often, but she came and brought with her bags of bedding that she accomplished all by herself at home.  Her list is as follows:

PennyButton Hammies – 24

Wonton Flower – 13

FN Sleepsacks – 10

(and we just have final stitching and sewing of 10 more FN Hammies form her)

Attendee:

Karen

Florence

Johnny

Morgan

Lisa

Jennifer

Jewelz

Sandy

Dyna

Accomplished:

Specialty Request:  FN Hammies – 20, and 2 Wontons

4 – FN Sets

1 – Reg Set

2 – Reg Hammies

We will be having sew day on October 1st, the first Saturday next month.  Please mark your calendars so you don’t miss sew day.  Hope to see everyone there!

August 2016 Sew day

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As usual, we had fun during sew day this past Saturday.  We were a bit light on people, but still really plowed thru a lot of bedding, and have gotten a good start on things for next month.

Attendees:
Lisa
Sue
Florence
Karen
Johnnie
Dyna
Jewelz
Bedding completed:
5 – FN Sets
5 – Regular Sets
3 – FN Hammies
5 – Regular Sleepsacks
3 – Inside Out Sleepsacks
So it ended up being a really good productive day but still missed several of our regulars.  If you weren’t here, you know you were missed ….Looking forward to seeing you all next time!
September will be on our regular 2nd Saturday, September 10th, but October will be on October 1st.  Hoping that everyone will be able to make both upcoming events.

July 2016 Sew Day

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Sew day was made complete by Jonathan, Chris and Iris bringing their sweet ferrets to join us at sew day!
Attendees:
Lisa
Florence
Karen
Chris
Jonathan
Iris
Morgan
Jewelz
Carrie
Finished :
7 – FN Sets
2 – Reg Sets
1 – Wonton Flower
2 – Reg Hammies
6 – Reg Sleepsacks
1 – FN Hammie
1- FN Sleepsack
1 – Barrel

June 2016 Sew Day

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Very unusual sew day this past Saturday.  We were missing three of our “regular” sewing people.  Lisa and Margaret both brought their machines so it helped to keep us moving.  Karen made several of our “hard to sew” items, and I have to admit, I’m thrilled she took on that task instead of me. Johnny brought his little girl Snooki, who was definitely the princess at that party. She is such a sweet little girl – everyone loved her!

Attendees:
Sue
Lisa
Margaret
Karen
Florence
Johnny
Dyna
Jennifer
Carrie
Accomplished:

2 – Cuddle Cups

7 – Inside-outside Sleepsacks

2 – FN Sets

2 – Regular Sets

1 – FN Hammie

5 – FN Sleepsacks

1 – Regular Hammie

2 – Regular Sleepsacks

1 – Small Sleepsack

We also got a bag full of bedding that Sandy Deem made for us from her home.  She can’t always drive that long distance, and she was sweet to volunteer to help with bedding from her home.
Speaking of Sandy, keep her in your thoughts and prayers … she had foot surgery and will need all the extra thoughts we can give for her so she will be better quick and back with us!
Thanks for all the hard work, and all the fun doing it!

May 2016 Sew Day

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Well, we had a very interesting sew day in June.  It started out very slow, but we were thrilled to see that Wayne <the driver that  always takes care of our room, and loves ferrets was back working again.  He had been sick for a long time.  Didn’t get a picture of him with Fi (Morgan’s boy) but he was thrilled to see we were back with ferrets too!
Dawn came and dropped off some more bedding.  Truly have no idea how she can accomplish so much (cutting, pinning, sewing, ironing, and final sewing with ribbons), and still make wonderful creations on her new Embroidery machine.    I know we always joke about the minions under her stairs … buuuuuuuttttttt  …..
So here is her total 113 pieces which include:
9 FN Sets
29 Reg Sets
29 PennyButton Hammies
5 Reg Hammies
3 Reg Sleepsacks
Attendees were Including Dawn:
Lisa
Johnny
Sue
Morgan
Florence
Meliah
Jewelz
Jonathan
Iris
Jennifer
Dyna
We completed:
4 Wonton Flowers
2 Comfort Slings
6 Inside Outside Sleepsacks
5 small sleepsacks
1 FN Set
1 FN Hammie
1 FN Sleepsack
2 Reg Sets
4 Reg Hammies
1 Reg Sleepsack
I’ve included two different pictures.  Meliah was nice enough to take one so that I could hodl Fi …and I was getting kisses!!  Sue had to leave a bit early, so wasn’t in the picture — but she was there for the first part to get things rolling with us!
I’m very proud of this wonderful group of friends that get together so regularly and devote their time and energy to helping make this bedding for shelters.
Very Blessed here in GA,
Florence

April 2016 Sew day

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We had a really good sew day on Saturday.  Started with Sue bringing a cute little ferret ferret girl, Pearl, from the shelter.  Good thing that Karen had already volunteered to foster her because others were definitely putting dibs on her if she didn’t go home with Karen.  Diana, the new lady from Brookdale, like Pearl so much, she took her to share with the other residents.

We got a lot of stuff started for next month, and still did a good job getting stuff completed.
Attendee were:
Sue
Karen
Florence
Jewelz
Jonathan
Iris
Morgan
Meliah
BJ
Jennifer
Bedding Completed:
5 – FN Sets
1 – FN Hammie
3 – Inside Outside Sleepsack
3 – Small Sleepsack
2 – Comfort Slings
Food was good as usual, and we were lucky, Jonathan was in a baking mood and made a pound cake and brought ice Cream.  It was perfect for our afternoon snack time!
So very blessed to have such amazing people attend Crafty Weasels sew days … you know, you all are my heart family.  Hope you all have a very good month, and hope to see you all there May 14th.
Florence

March 2016 Sew day

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Had another productive day, didn’t get lots finished, but much in the middle and ready for next time.
Attendees:
Lisa
Karen
Sue
Morgan
Florence
Iris
Meliah
BJ
Johnny
Carrie
Jennifer
Bedding completed:
2 – FN Sets
4 – FN Hammies
3 – FN Sleepsacks
4 – Regular Hammies
5 – Regular Sleepsacks
2 – Wonton Flowers
We will be having our sew day the first Saturday of April so please mark your calendars.
Florence