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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

January 2016 Sew Day

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What a wonderful start to the new year with our Crafty Weasel Sew Day this past Saturday.  Lisa made a wonderful Bundt cake, which we all shared for an afternoon break.

We were missing a couple of our “regulars” that bring their machines, so Lisa brought her new machine and really kept things going.  Which means, we had a nice amount of bedding completed at the end of the day.

Attendees:

Lisa

Karen

Florence

Sue

Jennifer

Jonathan

Iris

Meliah

BJ

Carrie

Bedding completed:

6 – FN Sets

3 – FN Sleepsacks

2 – FN Hammies

2 – Regular Sleepsacks

1 – Regular Hammie

6 – Wonton Flowers

8 – Inside Outside Sleepsacks

Next month we will be having a “fun” sew day.  So, if there a project you needed help with, or never found the time to complete.  Need a bit of encouragement doing something that is sewing/craft related?  That is what next month is about.  Helping get some project completed.  I will be bringing the jellyroll top that Mary Ann had completed, but still needed to have the padding  and backing put together and completed.  I’m hoping we will have it done by the time we have the Celebration for her Birthday a following Saturday.  More information will be coming on that event too.

Florence

December 2015 Sew day

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Well, as usual it was an interesting sew day last Saturday.  We do have a way of always ending up laughing and having fun, no matter how we get started.  :-)

We had a good-bye lunch for Diane (from Brookdale) and she treated us to lunch.  We will truly miss her because she was the one that Lisa talked with and agreed to let us come each month and do our sew days there.  We had some thank you gifts for her, and it was easy to see we surprised her with our thanks.
Completed:
7 – WonTon Flowers
3  - Regular Sets
2 – Reg Hammies
1 – Reg Sleepsack
2 – FN Sleepsacks
Attended:
Lisa
Sue
Karen
Florence
Iris
John
Jennifer
Carrie
Looking forward to another fun time next sew day.
January 9th, 2016.

November 2015 Sew day

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We had a great time this past Saturday at Crafty Weasel Sew Day.  Food at Brookdale was delicious as usual, and lots of laughter, fun, and work was accomplished.

Attendee:

Lisa

Florence

Karen

Jennifer

Jonathan

Iris

Morgan

Meliah

Jewelz

Carrie

Dawn

The big surprise, was Dawn wheeling in (on the red wagon) a huge amount of bedding that she has been making in her spare time.  I have no idea how she gets it all down.   Thanks sooooo much, Dawn!!

Dawn’s count:

25 – Regular Sets

13 – FN Sets

1 – FN Sleepsack

4-Regular Hammies

5- Reg. Sleepsacks

15-PennyButton Hammies

Group accomplishment for the day:

3 – Regular Sets

2- FN Hammies

1- Regular Sleepsack

6- Wonton Flower Hammies

Special thanks to everyone that participated and helped make it a GREAT day, and looking forward to another on in December.