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Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Just a Thing or Two

As I was editing last weekend’s photos, I realized that I have been a little productive in the sewing room.

My friend’s church has a couple of ladies that take mission trips to Haiti, Dominican Republic and Honduras.  They deliver dresses to girls in orphanages there.  Each Monday night members and non-members of the church gather to make these simple dresses.  I have participated a few times. 


Over the last few months I contributed 13 dresses.



All of the materials come from donations.

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Speaking of donations…  a couple more helmet liners were donated to Forgotten Soldiers Outreach.  


These were sent to me from Pat in New Jersey.  She is a friend of Selina’s who, like Selina, has contributed helmet liners the last two or three years.  Selina’s package is somewhere in post office land.  She has her local postmaster searching for them.  Between the three of us, we have completed 7 helmet liners this year.

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My sister visited last month so we could celebrate my Mom’s 73rd birthday.  

As is our tradition, we went to the Mount Dora Craft Fair.  It is pretty much the same year after year.  You can read about a previous visit here.

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I cut fabric for two laptop cases.  My daughter’s college roommate asked for one and my daughter decided hers needs to be replaced. 


I was supposed to finish these last weekend using my early birthday present...thank you SWEEEET HUBBY! 


However, there was a distraction…a nice distraction.  I’ll share about that in a later post.

Hoping to make the laptop cases by Friday as I’m leaving for Old Town Alexandria on Saturday for 9 days.  I’ll be working there all of next week.  
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It won’t be all work and no play, though.  Next Sunday morning, and the following, I’ll be taking a class at Fibre Space.  I shared my first visit with them here.  They sent me the yarn, pre-wound, in advance so I could make the swatch.  


We will be learning how to make this...

Photo from Google Search

The pattern is Asanagi Wrap by Olga Buraya-Kefeliar.  You can find it on Ravelry.  The yarn is from Woolfolk Tynd, 100% Ovis 21 ultimate merino – whatever that means.  I’ll ask for an explanation when I get to class.
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Hope everyone exercised their right and voted today.  I did my part J


Hugs!

12 comments:

  1. I have seen the dresses previously on other blogs but never the helmet liners. Both good projects.
    I haven't been to Mount Dora in a long time. I wish my back would co-operate for me to do things where a lot of walking is needed. I like the antique fairs they have at Renninger's.

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  2. These projects are awesome to go towards a great cause. Looks like you're going to be busy sewing with your new sewing machine. Can't wait to see your laptop cases.

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  3. Wow! He bought you a Janome 9400? I. Am. In. Awe. I have an 8200 and love it to pieces. You'll have sew much fun! All your projects are wonderful. You do so many good things.

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  4. Your hubby certainly knows how to buy a present that you are sure to enjoy. Of course, I love my old reliable Janome 6500P and would have a hard time changing.

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  5. Congratulations on your birthday and great gift. Sweet dresses and helmet liners are fantastic ways to give back. Have a fun outing.

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  6. Hi Jeanna! What a delight to pop in for a visit. Your dresses are darling and my, what a wonderful birthday gift! {{smiles}}

    Happy hugs to you, dear one!

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  7. You've been busy! THe dresses are so sweet...and what a wonderful project! The sewing machine was a wonderful birthday gift...especially for someone as talented as you! Have fun in Old Town....:)

    Hugs, Vicky

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  8. Oh gosh the knitting pattern is absolutely gorgeous. New yarn shop opened here in town, with knitting classes. I might have to give it a whirl. You are so giving with your talents and I know many hands make light work. :o) Congrats on your new baby (Janome).

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  9. Wow, you HAVE been wonderfully busy!
    13 sweet little dresses - super darling and I'm sure will be SO appreciated and loved! Those laptop cases are a pretty and practical idea for your daughter and her friend. And that knitted wrap pattern looks amazing!
    Congratulations on your new & amazing Janome machine!

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  10. Yes...adorable dresses and hope your enjoy your knitting class. ANd congrats on that wonderul birthday present!! (I just bought an embroidery machine....I have my first class this coming week!!) ENJOY!!!!!!!!! (PS Love the college girls requested a home made computer case!)

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  11. Hi Jeanna~~ how beautiful are the work of your hands and all to the glory of God! Those dresses are absolutely adorable and will bless some little girls hearts in deed.
    I love the photo of you and your sister, you are both beautiful. :-)

    Have a blessed day~~

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  12. Hi Jeanna~~ how beautiful are the work of your hands and all to the glory of God! Those dresses are absolutely adorable and will bless some little girls hearts in deed.
    I love the photo of you and your sister, you are both beautiful. :-)

    Have a blessed day~~

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