Since I started crafting I generally made more than one of anything I tried that took under 2- 3 hours to make. Thus the collections to friends .Since I've retired and have more time, well you get the picture.
I've made lots of Mug Rugs . You can see this group individually if you go to the link
They went to a group of Vets from an Honor Flight trip that a friend of mine was a guardian,
I also work with a team for Operation Shoebox that makes para cord bracelets for our troops which lead me to making a bunch of childrens bracelets for Operation Christmas Child, which is a holiday effort under the international organization "Samaritan's Purse".
Another fun item I have made lots of are Crochet/knitted Pin Cushions
This group went to Angel Snugs for a fund raiser.
I am an active member of The Big Cypress Chapter,of the Quilt Guild of the Villages, Fl. One of our chapter's Charity projects is to make Preemie Quilts for a local Hospitals NIC unit. I have the privilege to chair this group of amazingly productive ladies.
Our ladies make tiny quilts(11 x 11 and 17 x 17) for Christmas, Halloween, 4th of July and Easter. The hospital has made arrangements with a photographer to take photos of these wonderful little ones to celebrate their first holidays and our little quilts add to the celebration. Our group delivers 90 - 100 quilts per holiday.
I supervise the project I don't actually sew for it. I do take all the scrap fabric back and make something small for all of my wonderful volunteers
Easter Goodie Bags
Last year I made Drawer String Bags using
Drawer string bags for last years Christmas treats
approx 4 in across, 3.5 in high,3/4 in deep
The pattern is The Tinkalong Pouch Sewing Pattern the pattern is for the 2 larger pouches, to get to the tiny one she suggests taking the smaller of the two patterns down to 65%, it works like a charm.
And this year while the group is busy sewing together our Christmas quilts I am using the scraps to make "in the hoop" zip pouches totally from the scraps from the mini's including the batting.. I did hit a couple of bumps in the road. I made the first couple with no issues,
then I apparently got cocky and ended up with a pouch that has the batting on the outside.
Did a couple more and made one where I forgot to open the zipper before stitching and had to do a bunch of ripping of embroidered stitches to free it up and fix. Hind sight says it would have been quicker to toss it and start over.
Then I thought I'd try stabilizer that was sticky and put it in the hoop upside down and broke a needle into 3 pieces and now need to replace this piece that has all the needle holes in it because it stuck to the bottom of the hoop and I tried to sew through it.
All in all a learning experience but so worth it to be able to thank these great volunteers. So far I have 30 done of the 50 I need by the first week in Dec.
Now for having the patience to read all of this I am offering a chance to win a couple of these pouches. I will pick a winner on Sunday, November 17 from those of you who took the time to leave a comment. In the comment let me know if you want a holiday themed or if you have a favorite color group for me to sew from.
Again thanks to Carla for another fun idea for us to run with. Here is a list of all or the participants in this hop. You will be so happy that you took the time to stop by and visit each and every one. Til next time.
Monday, November 11th
Tuesday, November 12th
Wednesday, November 13th
Thursday, November 14th
Cynthia's Creating Ark
Kathy's Kwilts and More
Kathy's Kwilts and More
Friday, November 15th