Sunday, September 30, 2018

Dog/CatQuilts

I have unintenionally ignored my poor blog.  I used to keep up with it, and now it seems to hide in the corner.  Everyone knows I love to sew, my blog is littered with results of just that.  The last 4 months or so I have been sewing smaller quilts for dogs and cats and to be used in the No Kill Shelters and the Rescues.  Earlier this year, I had dropped off around 100 quilts to the Humane Society in my district only to find they were being warehoused until "needed".  It was then I switched to Rescues and No Kill Shelters. I  have met some wonderful folks who devote their lives to care for cats and dogs, to make them well, give them love and try to adopt each one out to a loving family. In the past month I was given several large bags of donated fabrics and it was those fabrics that allowed me to whip up 106 quilts for several of the Rescues.  Here is a stack, different sizes for different size dogs.  Some went to the vet of a Rescue (Forever Loving Hearts Rescue in Surprise, AZ).I had a little black and white cat visitor who wandered to my yard most likely from The Sahuaro Ranch, a literal dumping ground for unwanted cats, bunnies.  Her ear was tipped, the sign that she was at The Park and she was "fixed". She was a loving kitty, so hardly feral, and probably dumped by a family that just didn't want her anymore.  Or, of course, she could have gotten lost and wandered to The Park. Forever Loving Hearts Rescue now has Tux to find a forever family for her.


Here are the quilts, and a photo of Angi Hopson who now has 64 quilts for Az. Dog Adoptions.

Saturday, March 03, 2018

Cat Quilts

My friend Pat found some pink and some blue fabrics that had the cutest cat faces on the fabric.  She gave it to me and I made 13 little cat/kitty quilts that I dropped off at the Humane Society.  They reminded me when I dropped the quilts off that it is March and they are besotted with sweet newborn kittens.  I am so  happy I have something they can lay on while they wait for a fur-ever home.  Keeping my fingers crossed for each one.

Saturday, January 27, 2018

Humane Society Quilts For Dogs and Cats


It is my heart's delight to be able to sew.  It is my happy spot in life, sewing this n' that, sometimes just to sew up some pretty fabric, many times to sew something special for family or friends to make them smile, and many many times to sew up to donate.  I sew a lot for Lanette Veres, http://www.graymattersfoundation.org/, and I love to sew up little quilts for the dogs and cats at the local Humane Society.  I can use up scraps of fabric, and they do not care if the quilt is precise or fabric coordinated.  Here are some recent quilts for those fur babies.



More to come... I am working on five right now and hope to drop those off this coming week.  Concrete floors are cold, the kennels are distressing, it is heartbreaking for sweet pups and cats to wait patiently for a forever home.  Adopt.  Please adopt...!!!!! 

Thursday, January 11, 2018

misc stuff


More sewing stuff that keeps me busy.  
Below are various totes which are made mostly with scrap fabrics from larger projects.




 These are zipper purses which are mega-fun to make. This project is done on my embroidery machine and a process called "in the hoop"  ...The entire purse is done in the hoop and when it is finished the only thing I need to do is tear away the stabilizer and add a little charm to the zipper pull.  You can also see a little stack of "Bulldogs" made of felt and made into key rings.  In the hoop as well.

Sunday, September 03, 2017

Totes and Stuff

                                                       TOTES AND STUFF:
Sweet Lanette of http://www.graymattersfoundation.com/about-graymatters-foundation/lanettes-story/. picked up some more of my crafty items to use in baskets or give as gifts toting other gifts. Lynette endured 5 brain tumors and it was that part of her life that led her on a true angle's path to support others going through brain tumors and surgeries.   I truly love being able to donate some of my items to Lanette.  It gives me great heart blessings to know that some of my craftiness will give blessings to others who are going through more than a rough time.  Just below are coasters, and "Tea Caddy Coasters" which have a little pocket and in the pocket I have slipped a little tea bag.  I am not a hot tea drinker but I do drink Iced Tea almost all day and night.  These little sewn items are great gifts.
 I did 44 totes for Lanette to use.  Here are just a few.  Her icon is a turtle with its tongue sticking out and the saying is "Brain Tumors Stink, That's What We Think".  I found a turtle appliqué and they look very cute on a little tote.

Saturday, August 05, 2017

Bibs and Key Chains

Back on sewing full time now.  Here are some more baby bibs and with some cute embroidery patterns added. I have also discovered these cute ribbon wrist key chains.  Now maybe I can use up some of the trays of ribbons.  I ordered the poly webbing and key fobs from Amazon.Prime and now I am ready to make a LOT of the cute and easy to make little key chains.

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Baby Bibs

Friends and neighbors are greeting babies in their lives.  Yesterday I sewed up a few baby bibs and they were fun to make.

Friday, June 09, 2017

A Nice and Tidy Cleaned up Craft Room

My craft room is my daily happy place.  One spot sports a bulletin board which is a hot mess of cards and notes, photographs and paper projects.  Here is a tidy photo, but as of right now, it is covered with lapped over items.  A mangled mess but I know where each and every item is, and where they came from and why they are there to make me smile.
One side of my Craft Room is a work station, another side has the delightful machines like Cricut Expression, e-Bosser, metal dies, and tools of the trade while the third table is a delight of sewing machines.  My happy place indeed gives me a day full of creating projects I can share.
It gets a little out of hand after a few hours and I stop, sweep, put everything back in the proper place and then I start all over again.  Recently I really did a full scale tidy-up, putting 3 extra sewing machines in a closet, reorganizing stacks and stashes.  Two years ago I had spent 2 years sewing quilts for the Homeless Veterans in Northern AZ, those precious protectors who were now living in tents in the forest, old cars, or storage sheds.  I made 55 quilts for those souls, I crocheted scarves and afghans to help keep them warm in the winter days of Northern Az.  Then I covered the sewing machines, put away the cloth projects and rolled across the room to the paper side.  I made card after card, creating and happy.  Now I am back to sewing,...totes, purses, cell phone cases, napkins, hanging towels, quilts.  I am happy girl.  Here is my cleaned up Craft Room.


Busy Work

Hi... I keep busy... sewing, making cards, crochet, knit.... It keeps my almost 80-mind alert and busy, and my hands, arthritis or not, create things I can share.  Today my cherished Lanette Veres of Gray Matters picked up her "stash" that SHE will share with friends who are facing some mighty awful health things in their lives.... loved ones with brain tumors, families in stress and fright.  Lynette shines like a bright sun in the lives of those who she surrounds.  Here are some things I gave her to share.  A few crochet lap afghans to comfort those in waiting rooms, to envelope those in hospital beds, some fleece big bibs that help for the bedridden, and lastly trays of giant colorful words of inspiration, signs to hang, bright and cheery die cuts of flowers and hearts, and stars, and things to brighten a life.







Friday, March 03, 2017

Open Cut Cricut Designs

It appears as though I have been sitting by the pool, devouring bonbons but I promise, I work in my craft room every single day, and I create to the hilt.  I made around 200 of the Cricut design Open cut cards and some of them are on my eBay shop.  Here are a few.  Such fun... the Cricut cut makes the card but I find I need to add a little die cut here and there.  



That's the few.  I think they are pretty neat.

Friday, October 21, 2016

More Inspiration for GrayMatters.org.




There are many more words, die cuts and signs.  I am so happy making these, I overloaded the donation.  But these are happy colors and hopefully will give inspiration and support from Lanette when she adds them to any room that has need.

CHEERY SIGNS AND INSPIRATION

For a while I have been blessed to donate some die cuts and cards and supplies to my cherished friend Lanette Veres who heads up http://www.graymattersfoundation.com/about-graymatters-foundation/lanettes-story/.  Lynette has battled many brain tumor surgeries and she has made it her path to help those who will endure such events in their lives.  This woman has a glow around her, and she is loved.  Recently I did a myriad of larger die cuts that she will use to place in hospital rooms or recovery rooms, or homebound patients recovering from brain surgery.  I had a lot of fun making these.  It is a heavy post, so sit down if you have the patience to wander through it all.