Thank You to all the Sewists!!

The first annual Sewing for Others is over and I wanted to send out a big THANK YOU to everyone that made this such a special day!

We were able to make 16 fish, 34 bones, 4 mice, 18 tug toys and 8 beds.  What awesome #’s.  Sewists of all different levels came.  From experienced sewists to ones that came to try it for the first time.  Everyone had a great day and this will be an annual event.  I’m thankful to Spirit of Joy for letting us use their facility.  There was soooo much room to work and share our love of sewing.

 

This wouldn’t have happened without each and every one of you and I wanted to Thank You for taking the time to shower blessings on our furry friends.  Union County Humane Society will receive their donations on Wednesday so they can take some to their booth this weekend at Metrolina.  They are very excited to receive your generous gifts.

 

I’ve attached a couple pictures and the websites that had the patterns. (A quick note on the patterns:  on the mouse pattern we changed the tail and used a braided cotton clothesline for the tail…..it came to my attention that the catfish toy could have been made in smaller sizes also for those little kittens out there!  So there will be different sizes available next year!)

 

If you were unable to join us, please feel free to use these patterns to benefit your local humane society and/or your own furry friend.  The Humane Society always loves donations!

Mouse Toy for Cats

Fish Toy for Cats

Bone Toy for Dogs

And a special thanks to my 2 volunteers:  A big shout out goes to Jamie for all the photos and mad braiding skills and Kathleen for helping all the sewists and making 3 mice at one time!  They were by far the most complicated and I know several people also took some home to work on!  Thank you both again for spending your day helping everyone!

Photos Courtesy of Jamie Birch  Birch Leaf Studio  

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