Thursday, May 26, 2011

Two New Totes for Favor House

I got busy this past Tuesday and finished two new totes for Favor House, a domestic violence shelter our group supports (World of Charity Stitching.) 

One was made from a stitched piece donated to our group by a friend of mine from the bowling alley; her name is April and she had stitched about six different Koala bears and gave them to me to finish for our charities.  I plan on taking the finished tote to the bowling alley tomorrow night (our last night of bowling for the summer) and show her how beautiful her piece looks on a tote bag for a child. 

I also finished a cute little tote from the Panda Bear square I stitched from the Floss Box animal collection.

Fabric Easel

This was my first try at a fabric easel - it turned out okay, but I think I'll try Vonna's tutorial for the next one.  You can find her wonderful tutorials at

This was a small piece I had stitched a while back, but it was too small for a tote bag.  Hope it will look just right on a senior lady's dresser or table.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Giveaway for Fabric

I entered this contest in hopes of winning some fabric for one of our quilters for our group, World of Charity Stitching.

Wheelchair Bag

This is a Great Blue Heron piece I had stitched a while back and made into a  wheelchair bag for one of the senior men at Century Care Center.  I had a little bit of trouble with the pocket, but it turned out okay.  I used sew-on velcro for the straps to attach to the arms of the chair.

Saturday, May 14, 2011

My First Altoid Tin Creation

Our group, World of Charity  Stitching, is making some of these Altoid tins for the seniors and children to put whatever they like inside.  This was my first try at one and it was a bit off-centered, so I asked for and received some excellent advise from the members of my group.  Someone had suggested putting a button, flower or some beads to help make it more centered.  I found this cute little rose that was donated to me by one of our group members a while back and it was perfect (thanks SharonM).  

I also received help in marking the cardboard piece and centering my next design so I won'thave to look for something to add.   Thanks to all the ladies who offered advice-without it I may have given up this little craft, but I think I can do this again.  I already have another small piece stitched and a tin ready to go.

Mouse Notebook Cover

I had stitched this little mouse for the notebook cover and had sewn part of it about two weeks ago; it was just sitting there waiting for me on my sewing table, so I got motivated this past week and finished sewing it.  It was a struggle, but I finally did it, with much muttering under my breath.   Don't know that I'll do another one anytime soon, but glad I am done with it.  This is a companion piece for the Mouse tote bag done about a month ago and will be given to a child at Favor House, a domestic violence shelter in Pensacola, FL. 

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

WOCS Featured in the Nordic Needle Newsletter

Our group, World of Charity Stitching, was recently featured in the Nordic Needle newsletter.  As a result, we have gained nine new members, which is  some kind of  record I believe.  

If you'd like to read about our group, please view the "People Making A Difference" article near the bottom of the newsletter

It is a great article and we really appreciate the fact that they are telling others about our wonderful group.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

New Tote Bag for Century Care Center, a Nursing Home in Century, Florida

I finished a new tote bag for CCC (love my new sewing machine!) today with the piece I had stitched recently, "Time for Tea", a freebie design created by one of our newest members of World of Charity Stitching, Kell of Kincavel Crosses. Thanks so much for this beautiful design, Kell; I am planning on stitching the sister of this one, "Tea, Drink of the Gods" to put on a tote or walker bag.

I added a little border to make it a little bit larger.