Thursday, September 24, 2009

Oh, You Sew?..... Can you do this?

All those that have heard that question, raise your hand! Well, I am serging and embroidering 22 fleece blankets for the softball team. The twins play, so they just didn't pick me randomly and I did somewhat volunteer. I can get 5 blankets done a night, then I hoop one in the morning and let it sew while I am getting ready for work. Blanket #11 is embroidering now.

Here is my pile of handiwork:





Since this is a freebie job, I used regular serger thread and set the stitch length to one. I sure didn't want to foot the bill for wooly nylon and I don't think the high school girls will know the difference. Also, I am using an embroidery font with a good fill stitch and the embroidery is looking quite nice. The best part is I don't have to cut out the blankets, my quilt shop friend is cutting them at her shop. Thank you, thank you.

Our high school softball program has this tradition of Rally Week, the last week of softball the girls get special gifts each day, the blankets are for one day. It is fun for the athletes and lets them know their hard work and dedication is appreciated. Now from my point of view, watching my oldest two daughter's high school years go by in a blink of an eye, I am older and wiser with the last two and I appreciate the moment of this.

I could have made a couple more blankets tonight but I had to watch Grey's Anatomy!

I am hoping to record a podcast this weekend. Thanks all for being patient with me, time has gotten away and I am working more hours, which is a good thing.

11 comments:

  1. you are a good mom for doing this and the girls will appreciate it.

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  2. That will keep you busy for a while!

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  3. You're such a generous mom! I'm sure the team will appreciate your hard work.

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  4. JoanneM5:53 AM

    You are a saint Lori..these blankets are amazing all 22 of them....but I will raise my hand ...once they know I sew,they want zippers,hems or if I can magically turn a size 18 garment into a size 6......without a single fitting...arrgghh!!!

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  5. WoW! You are an awesome mom and the blankets will be appreciated heartily.

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  6. What a great mom you are !

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  7. A friend at work asked if I could alter a dress for her and I said no! It was complicated stuff that would have taken me an evening, and even though she offered to pay I wouldn't have taken money from her. I feel bad about that, but... On the other hand, I can totally see doing something like these blankets for DD's cheerleading squad.

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  8. Oh, Good Mama!

    I've spent years of my life sewing costumes for school productions, dance outfits and curtains; tailoring band uniforms, tuxedos, choir gowns; and mending stage drapes, chair covers, and church linens. It all goes with a) knowing how to sew; b)owning a sewing machine and serger; c) being a sucker for someone saying "Please"; and d) feeling sorry for the folks who didn't have anyone to teach them how to sew/knit/mend/create!!

    The blankets are grand - and you will surely be appreciated.

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  9. What a great mom! It doesn't stop at high school though. In college it was, "Mom, will you make shower curtains for our sorority's shower room in the dorm?" "Of course, I will." "Mom, someone stole the shower curtains over the summer. Will you make a new set?" "Mom, my couch needs a slip cover." "I need curtains." "Your grand daughter/son needs a Halloween costume, Easter dress, jacket, etc....."

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  10. Good indeed and great mom. I'm sure the ladies are grateful.

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  11. What a great mom! My kids and grands are the ONLY people I sew for other than myself. Even then, I sometimes feel pressure that I could live without :>) You are doing a fabulous job!

    Lynda in LV

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