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September 2017 Sew Day

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I apologize for this message being so late.  Several things distracted me, and I never got a chance to let you all know about our September sew day.  We didn’t have a large group, but were lucky because Dawn stopped by with a huge stack of sleepsacks and hammies, etc., and Margaret brought in a big bag of Pennybutton Hammies.  No ferrets were in attendance, but several people stopped by looking for them, so hopefully next month we will have a fuzzy or two with us!

Attendees:

Lisa

Sue

Karen

Florence

Margaret

Dyna

Johnny

Dawn

Accomplished by group:

17 sleepsacks

5 hammies

Margaret:

31 PennyButton Carrier Hammies

Dawn’s list:

26 PennyButton Carrier Hammies

6 Regular Hammies

4 FN Sets

30 Regular Sets

Sleepsacks for Debbie Whorley

It was a wonderful day, with a sweet dessert brought by Lisa – Strawberry Pie …. Yuummmmm

Looking forward to our next meeting on October 14th.  I believe Sue mentioned bringing her little Emma, but we can coordinate all that closer to the time.

June 2017 Sew Day

We were missing some of our regulars, but still had a good time during the day.  Brookdale was having family picnic day, and we were invited to join in, and we did!  Good food, and time was had by all.

Attendees:
Karen
Margaret
Morgan
Florence
Carrie
Jewelz
Dyna
Johnny
Elsa
Jennifer
Bedding completed:
16 sleepsacks
6 hammies
1 Wonton Flower
1 Inside Outside Sleepsack
Looking forward to next month!

May 2017 Sew Day

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Here is our May sew day picture.  We had another successful sew day this past Saturday. We had a good amount started, so we were able to accomplish quite a bit.

Attendees:
Lisa
Sue
Karen
Florence
Morgan
Johnny
Elsa
Carrie
Meliah
Jewelz
Completed:
8 – Hammies
3 – Inside Out
8 – Sleepsacks
12-Wonton Flower Hammies
Hope to see you all next month.
Many blessings,
Florence

April 2017 Sew Day

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Well, we had sew day on April 1st, and even with the wonderful people that attended, there wasn’t a lot of “pranks”!  But lots of fun and projects completed.  Morgan shared her three sweet boys with us, which definitely added to the day too!

Attending:
Lisa
Karen
Florence
Morgan
Johnny
Elsa
Carrie
Meliah
Jennifer
Project Completed:
8 – Hammies
12 – WonTon Flowers
9 – Sleepsacks
1 – Inside Out Sleepsack
7 – Small Hammies
We will have our sew day on the “normal” day next month which will be the 2nd Saturday, May 13th.

March 2017 Sew Day

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We had a great time this past Saturday showing what we learned from the Quilting Expo the week before.  I wish I had taken pictures of all the pretty things that Margaret and Karen made.  I only made one major thing which was the footstool, and I totally loved my course.
Just wanted to share our accomplishments this past Saturday.
16 – WonTon Flowers
3 – Sleepsacks
1 – Hammie
Attendees:
Lisa
Karen
Sandy
Margaret
Florence
Morgan
Dyna
Johnny and Snooki
Elsa
Special thanks to Sandy for bringing baby blanket, and also for Lisa for bringing the baby blankets the Debbie contributed to the shelter this month.  It takes all of us to make the good things we do happen!!!
We got a lot of sets in the start mode for next month, so I think we will make lots of progress next month too.
Next month we will need to change our date again.  It will be April 1st, the first Saturday of the month.  Please make your calendars because we would love to have you there!!

February 2017 Sew Day

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Well, we had quite an interesting and fun sew day this past weekend.  Our group was much smaller than normal, and we missed our “regulars” that know the ropes!  We did have one new person, that was Johnny’s daughter, Elsa.  I’ve attached our picture from sew day.

Attendees:
Lisa
Florence
Karen
Johnny
Elsa
Jennifer
Dyna
Completed items:
6-Wonton Flowers
2-Inside Out Sleepsacks
1-FN Set
4-FN Hammies
1-FN Sleepsakc
19-Pennybutton Hammies (courtesy of Lisa-Sewing buttons by hand)
We have a good amount ready for next month, so hope to see everyone ready to get more bedding out the door!  We will be having our next sew day on March 18th, which is the 3rd Saturday.  Hope you get a chance to join several of us going to the Quilting Expo on our normal sew day.

January 2017 Sew Day

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Wow … what a way to start the year!!  I hope this is the way the rest of the year goes … we had 16 Crafty Weasels Saturday.  It was a bit of a zoo … but I think we all enjoyed it.  There was a bit of a surprising me for my Birthday that made me feel so special, and loved it totally blew me away!  We have a new process to make the hammies and sleepsacks so we are still learning the ropes, so we didn’t get as much completed as usual, but we have a bunch in the process that will be ready for us next month.

Attendees:
Lisa
Florence
Crystal
Karen
Johnny
Katherine
Jonathon
Iris
Morgan
Meliah
BJ
Gracelyn
Sue
Benny
Dyna
Carrie
Jewelz
Completed:
FN Sets – 1
FN Sleepsacks – 1
FN Hammies – 1
WonTon Flowers – 5
Reg sleepsacks – 1
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Again, thanks everyone for coming and making it such an awesome day!!  Hope to see everyone at our next sew day which will be the first Saturday of February.

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!