Saturday, February 28, 2015

March Already???

I have had a lot going on the last 2 month. Been sick for most of it and finally feeling better.  I have been sewing more quilts for the VA hospital, I think we now have 17 Lap Quilts done and ready to go, 16 pair of Fleece slippers and 50 neck pillows.  10 pair of crocheted slippers too.  We are also putting together 16 birthday bags to take with us in March.
This is my latest lap quilt. The blue fabric actually has red, orange and yellow leaves. 

Since I have been sewing so much I decided to make a Thread catcher and Pin Cushion for my sewing table.  Maybe I won't make such a mess when sewing.  Ok, give your head a shake, cause we all know that won't happen. lol  Here is the link to the thread catcher tutorial I found on

This was a fabric remnant that I found at JoAnn's in OC. I love the bright colors and I have the perfect purple to accent it with.  It was so easy to make too.  I just might have to make some more.  I found the pattern on Pinterest and decided to change it a little.  I added a piece to hold my scissors and a mini pocket to hole my seam ripper.  I still have to add something to the pincushion, like rice, sand or the Silicone pellets.  
What do you use to fill your pin cushions?

I think I might change the next one so that I can detach the pin cushion so I can wash the thread catcher if I need to sometime.

Happy Scrappin',


Friday, February 27, 2015

VFW Post turned 90 Feb. 17, 2015

I did get some scrapping done, our VFW Post turned 90.  

we made tea light cakes to give away. 

  I made a story board showing some of the events we went to and what we did.

 This was all VFW and Ladies Auxiliary members who showed up early to set up.

   Our Commander DJ Ruger and me in my Flapper costume.  Mr Ruger had no idea I planned on wearing my Flapper costume when he asked me to be the Greeter.  All the jewelry is TuVous.  It was a lot of fun.  Lots of people were confused by my costume, but when they realized that I represented when the post was started in 1925, they came back to tell me how perfect it was.

Our 2 eldest Vets and Janie Toman from Ladies Auxiliary.

Happy Scrappin',


Sunday, February 1, 2015

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Happy Scrappin',