Category Archives: Sew Day

June 2019 Sew Day

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Well, as usual we always have a great time during our sew days, but never quite know what and who to expect. This past sew day we were lucky to have Gia (Genesis) a 10 year old daughter of an employee from Brookdale come help us. She was fascinated with Johnny’s ferrets, and Sue’s little girl too! She took over the job of QA/QC that Mary Ann used to do for us … made me smile thinking of MA’s spirit being there with us watching another possible generation of CWs to come.

Attendees:
Lisa
Sue
Karen
Florence
Margaret
Johnny
Genesis (Gia)
Dyna

Completed:
6 – WonTon Flowers
5 – Sleepsacks
17 – Hammies
1 – Inside/Outside Sleepsack

And Lisa made and brought for the CWs
(Extra Thanks to Lisa!!!)
8-Toys
2-Mini Crinkle Bags
6-Tubes
1-looong tunnel sleepsack

Picture from Sue, of Emma enjoying her new WonTon Flower that we made on Saturday!!

May 2019 Sew Day

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Hi Everyone:
We had a visitor surprise us for sewing day, and she drove 3 hours worth to get here. Trella Whaley won’t be able to make it every month, but plans on being here for our July sew day. She was early, and jumped right in with helping set up the tables and get everything organized. She continued thru the day by doing the final pinning with the ribbons, so we got more accomplished than expected. Morgan brought her three boys, and Sue brought her little girl Emma. Jonathan brought some of the yummmiest cookies I can remember eating in years!! Everyone loved them!!

Pictures are attached:

People attending:
Trella
Margaret
Florence
Karen
Sue
Johnny
Morgan
Jonathan
Iris

Bedding completed:
2 – WonTon Flower Hammies
18 – Hammies
8 – Sleepsacks

We have lots of stuff close to the end of the process, so next month we should really be able to get things moving quickly too.

We will be having our sew day the Second Saturday of June to go with the Family Picnic that Brookdale always invites us to each year. Hope to see as many people as possible join us!

Many blessings to you all for all the amazing work each and everyone of you do!

April 2019 Sew Day

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Well, had quite a business sew day on Saturday. We were missing some of our regulars, but still ended up making lots of great progress, and also had fun too. Morgan brought 3 of her sweet boys to share with us, and we loved every moment!! See pics below:

Attendees:
Lisa
Florence
Karen
Morgan
Johnny
Georgina

Accomplished:
WonTon Flowers – 12
Sleepsacks – 3
Hammies – 6
Toys (made by Lisa) – 12

Hope to see you all back again next month. So very proud of each and everyone of you!

March 2019 Sew Day

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Well, as with everything, there is never a dull moment for the Crafty Weasels. We met as usual last Saturday at Bookdale Senior Center in Roswell, but we didn’t have a very smooth start to the day. They were still renovating the room we use, by putting the flooring down, so we moved twice before finally settling into a good rhythm to get our sewing going. Our last location was good because at the end when we loaded out, it was so easy we didn’t even need the red wagons! lol

Attendees (see picture below):
Lisa
Sue
Margaret
Florence
Karen
Johnny
Dyna

Completed:
16 – Toys (Lisa did at home!!!)
5 – Sleepsacks
7 – Hammies
9 – Wonton Flower Hammies

We truly have begun this year on a good note. We have lots of stuff currently in process for next month, hope you cal all join us in making this the best year ever !

February 2019 Sew Day

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Well, we did some very quick foot work two days before our sewing day, and we were blessed that Dawn and Rocco volunteered there home for us to use on Saturday. We did have a great day, it did take a bit of time to remember how things work in a “real” home, but our host and hostess definitely made it easy for us.

Dawn had an overwhelming pile of bedding that she made (we still haven’t seen her minions under the steps yet!! lol), and such beautiful colors and perfectly matched!

Attendees:
Dawn
Margaret
Florence
Sue
Morgan
Elsa
Johnny
Karen
Dyna

Pieces (76) completed by Dawn:
34 – Hammies
31 – Sleepsacks
11 – Pennybutton hammies

Completed by the group (35):
1 – Wonton Flower
15 – Hammies
18 – Sleepsacks
1 – Barrel (completed by Margaret before sew day)

Lisa talked with Bookdale and it looks like all the renovation will be completed, and we should be back on schedule in our room next month. Hope to see you all there!!

January 2019 Sew day

Hi Everyone:
We had a fun time for our first sew day of the year. Lisa organized a wonderful BBQ, and make delicious sides so that we could stay in our crafting room and keep going on our ferret bedding.

Here is our first Crafty Weasel Sew Day of 2019 Picture. The wonderful Christmas decorations were still up at Brookdale. Karen is holding Fi, Morgan’s boy. Johnny didn’t get into the first picture, but he was lucky and had a separate picture with Finch, Morgan Tangren’s other boy.

Attendees:
Lisa
Margaret
Florence
Karen
Johnny
Elsa
Dyna
Jennifer
Morgan

Accomplished:
7 – Sleepsacks
2 – Wonton Flowers
4 – (Made by Margaret at home)
12 Hammies

So, we had a really good start to our year, and we also have a nice amount in process that we will be able to work on next month.

December 2018 Fun Sew Day

The Crafty Weasels finished off the year with a fun sew day, and sharing of all types of food in the Brookdale Crafting Room. Johnny brought his two sweet girls to share with us and the residents.

No group picture was taken, not even food pictures were taken. But we had a great time making rope baskets and microwave bowls. The one picture I took was of Georgina, who has helped us for quite sometime. Here is the message and picture that I posted on FB:

“Is this not the sweetest face ever? This is Georgina from our Crafty Weasel Fun sew day today. She’s, a resident at Brookdale, that helps us each month pinning ferret bedding. It is the only picture we took today, but it will always be my favorite. She gave up sewing when her muscular degeneration got too bad for her eyes to see fine clothing. She made this rope basket today!!”

November 2018 Sew Day

Saturday at the crafty weasels sewing day, we were short of some of our regulars. The good news is that we had gotten lots of the bedding almost to the second to last step. This full bag is what we were able to complete!!
Morgan, is holding Sue Pyron’s little girl.

The residents at the nursing home always love to have the ferrets there to visit.

Attendees:
Lisa
Sue
Florence
Margaret
Morgan
Karen
Georgina

Bedding Completed:
Sleeping sacks – 24
Hammies – 15
Wonton Flowers – 16
Inside Outside Sleepsack – 1
PennyButton Hammies 29 (made by Margaret)
Shelf Liners for FN Cages for Debbie – 12 (made by Lisa)

This seemed like the perfect time to do a fun sew day, so next month we will be having a fun sew day. If you have a craft you want to learn, or a fun idea, just let us know.

October 2018 Sew Day

Yes, I’m very very late with this message. But we did have a wonderful group for last month sew day. We had Diane Lund visiting us from North Carolina, and she blended right in and helped us keep things rolling.

Attendees:
Lisa
Sue
Karen
Florence
Margaret
Diane Lund
Morgan
Johnny
Elsa
Dyna
Meliah

Completed:
8 – Inside Outside Sleepsacks
1 – Wonton Flower
2 – FN Sleepsacks

Now, it doesn’t look like our total is as big as usual, but the good news is there is a lot of stuff that is just right there at the end waiting for the last two final steps ….so we should be able to make up the count next month. Hoping we have a huge turnout to get it all accomplished.

September 2018 Sew Day

Well, we were a small group, but very accomplished on this month. Lisa brought some wonderful cupcakes, also meat, cheese and crackers to help celebrate Elsa’s Wedding. I’ve attached a picture to this message, and it was taken in the dining room where we have lunch. Our resident Crafty Weasel, Georgina, had to go have lunch with her husband so wasn’t in the picture this time. She is actively recruiting other residents, and hoping that we will have a couple more residents to help us next month.

Attendees:
Lisa
Sue
Karen
Florence
Johnny
Elsa
Georgina
Jennifer

Completed:
10 – Sleepsacks
16 – Hammies
5 – Wonton Flowers
5 – Toys
2 – Inside-Outside Sleepsacks
17 – Comfort Slings