Sunday, September 28, 2014

Pillowcases for Conkerr Cancer

So I broke out the back up machine and got her all oiled and ready to roll for the big sewing event on Saturday, 
 All set up and ready to begin! before the day was over I had 9 different people sewing pillowcases for ConKerr Cancer! It was awesome!
 Right outside the church was the route for the elementary school fun color run/walk. So after that we had a couple of colorful sewing stop by!

So a toal of 26 pillowcases were sewn during the event plus we had a few more from folks who sewed at home.I displayed them all at church on Sunday morning and

we offered up prayers for all the recipients of the pillowcases. It was such a great time, but wouldn't it be great if we never had to sew another pillowcases for a kid with Cancer? Big AMEN there!
Now all I need to do is get them washed and dried and drop them off for the kids!
Friday, September 26, 2014

Miles of Pillowcase Smiles

 So tomorrow, Saturday September 27 I will be organizing folks at my church to sew pillowcases for ConKerr Cnacer. This organization distributes pillowcases to kids in the hospital battling cancer. Folks have donated quite a bit of fabric!
 SO I'm matching and slicing the fabric into kits to sew. Let me tell ya, it's a great way to clear out your fabric stash!
 Look at this cool fabric with Starry Night on it! I saw this while I was at JoAnn's the other day and had to get some, and I'll share it with the pillowcase piles too! 
 Phew! That's a lot of measuring and cutting. Thankfully Bob was helping, right?
Now to get busy and sew a few to get a head start, just in case I have a shortage of volunteers tomorrow!
Saturday, September 20, 2014

Pinterest Success!

So this was the Pin that DD sent to me. Photo from Pinterest via Jamie Doyle.
She likes a wreath on her front door, so I replied to her pin and said SHE could make that easy peasy! SO I picked up a few supplies-like a grapevine wreath and started the project.
 Here's the first trial layout....
 And here's another version, and then DD came over and started to work!
 My plan worked perfectly!!!
 Here's what she created! CUTE CUTE CUTE!
 She made these little flowers from T shirt scraps, and added a little glittery ribbon. I ran the hot glue gun.
Here're the cute paper letters I made for her. She clipped them on with mini binder clips.
Such a cute Pinterest Success!!

Friday, September 19, 2014

Sewing for Others

SO, look! I finally figured out how come I couldn't get pictures. SO here they are!

Here are pillowcases in progress for the Sew A Long next Saturday. These pillowcase parts will be sewn together for the ConKerr Cancer organization. They give cute pillowcases to children who are in the hospital for cancer treatment.

 Then there's this vest. It was one of those pre-printed cut outs you buy in a panel. It was donated to the fabric for church sewing. SO I sewed it up and added a few buttons and will have it for sale at the Annual All Church Bazaar on November 8. Pretty cute,huh!
 Look at my In Progress bucket! My Mom made it for me and it's getting full! I got green fabric for a Christmas quilt for my grilfriend-in-law's daughter. Hope I can get it done! And I got the brownish fabric for the Infernape costume I was requested for Halloween.  Don't ask....Infernape is a Pokemon....
 And I'm finishing up with some repair jobs for others too. A trouser zipper-YUCK! and a jacket zipper and I'm sewing for a princess or two ....
 See Cinderella needed a little repair
 and so did Snow White. For the price Disney charges for these dress up clothes you'd think they'd be a little nicer fabric. It's yucky! It ravels and just falls apart under the needle. Oh well I think the princesses will be Ok for awhile now.

Monday, September 15, 2014

Pillowcase Time!

 You might remember last year I organized our church group to sew pillowcases for
ConKerr Cancer Iowa Chapter

 Sew With Us in The Park
This year, we're sewing in the Oxford United Methodist Church on Saturday September 27.
So I've been cutting up fabric to make a few and to have kits ready to go for anyone who shows up to sew!
hmmm, where did those pictures go?  Well I guess I'll have to add them later!! My In Progress basket is getting FULL!

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Tuesday Random Round Up

SO today is my last day of vacation this week. SO sad! Anyways, I was noticing I had some random photos in my file. 
 See that cute black and white bag/box that Gramma made for DD? Bob likes it a lot!
That Bob! He was missing for a couple of days-glad to say he's home again.
Look here's DD and her hubs and the Godchildren, Wyatt & Mason. They were all at that auction we went to last week. 
I got hubs a new chair from Staples. 
I laughed at the directions. Trey say "...we develop our instructions to have  the right amount of detail you'll need for easy assembly."

 Then look at the instructions-there are NO WORDS! LOL!!! I laughed so hard!!!

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Look What I Got!!!!!

DD and I stopped for just a few minutes at an auction.....and LOOK!!!! I KNOW! I can hardly wait until November to put him out!!!!! I got him AND a bonus tree AND a bonus reindeer for only $5!!!!!!
Let's see, only 108 days until Christmas!!!

Friday, September 5, 2014

A Little Help

After the Family Reunion we popped up to my Mom & Dad's, well we had to take Mom home! While we were there DD had her Grampa fill her windshield washer fluid for her. She sure has a way of getting things done doesn't she?
 She's a regular straw boss.
 So after that "hard" work we felt the need for some sustenance.  Hey let's stop at Zeno's in Marshalltown Iowa. OK It's been a long time since I'd been to Zeno's. SO how could I refuse?!
 We ordered some cheesy bread, it was good except I think it's not a good idea to have marinara sauce in a pre packaged tub...but whatever.
 Mmmmmm, ham & pineapple pizza.......what's with the giant spatula? I dunno, but we put it to use.
 It was pretty good pizza, reasonably priced, and service was OK too. It wasn't as good as I remembered it when I was a youth, but still good.
 OK we're heading home & their toys, right?

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Family Reunion

So on SUnday we had our annual Harry E Forbes Family Reunion. Number 82 I think? 
So I always like to spend time with my Mom & Dad, and relatives that we don't see except once or twice a year!
 Here's my Dad and cousin Robin and 2nd cousin Pam. It was during our business meeting and we go around the room and tell a bit about what the each family has been up to since the last year. Always entertaining! You always have to be careful what you say because our awesome secretary treasurer- my Aunt Francie -will write down EVERYTHING you SAY!
See look at her writing like crazy for the meeting minutes, and Great Uncle Bob our President just waiting to play a little more cribbage.
 My DD and my Mom-are they a riot or what!??
 I was sitting a couple of tables away and just kept snapping their picture....

 I just love my family so much!!

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Another Homeless Sewing Machine

Look at this cute little sewing machine I got at the flea market yesterday. I think the name sewing machine is to be used loosely with this little guy. It's about the size of my hand, and it's a very manual unit. You sure would want to have good strong hands to sew very long with this one! You press the spring loaded parts together to move the needle and you have to move the fabric along with your other hand, and funny-it sews backwards-at least compared to big machines.

 But ya know what? It does work. It makes a little chain stitch, that I can't think would be very useful for anything. Maybe a desperate hem in a desperate time, because the trouble with a chain stitch is it pulls right out with the slightest tug on the thread.