Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Friendship House Sweaters

I started a new box of sweaters for the Friendship House. I have lots of  partial skeins of yarn so these are going to be scrappies. The women's shelter here in town has been very busy lately. I don't know why but violence towards women seems to escalate as the holidays get closer.
This is a size 18 months pullover. The director at the Friendship House believes that pullovers are a better choice as they keep chests & tummies warm.
I sent the little dress & hat to my g'daughter & mom sent me a picture. It's a bit big but she loves it. Erika says she is a princess now. There are so many people into quilting that the fabric stores are carrying all kinds of cute cotton prints. I bought this at 'Sew Baby.' I also bought some cute prints from the 'Missouri Quilt Company.' She has tons of cute fabric. I also bought my 'charm' packs from her for the quilts that I am making for Erika & her brother.
I am thinking about buying a new sewing machine. My machine is 12 years old. The new machines can do so much now. I recently bought the Brother PQ 1500s. It is a straight stitching machine made to sew over thick fabric. I haven't used it yet, but I am planning on quilting my toddler quilts on it, using the 'stitch in the ditch' method.
My store sales are still improving & I am going to have a good Fall & winter if it keeps up. I can't tell you all how much I appreciate my customers & blog followers. I enjoy blogging & having my store. When I was diagnosed with breast cancer I was afraid that my life was ending too soon, but the support I get from all of you, & of course my family has given me a reason to live & be happy. Thx to all of you!!