I can't believe it, I have only sewed 47 items this year and only 41 went to the B. House kids. The year is not over so I still have time. I have a few jackets cut out and some pants (boy/girl), so once Christmas is over I need to get busy sewing.
Over all in the Sewing club we hit an all time high of 879 items made this year for the kids at the B. House. For only being 12 members I think that is great. All but 4 work full time and I am the only one with kids at home.
One thing I did notice this year was that there was not much clothing made for boys. I made a few tops, pants and pj's, so I think I need to work on that in 2011. All the fabric and patterns that are donated is mostly for girls, so I will have to break our only rule and go buy fabric/patterns suitable for boys.
Another thing the directors at the B. House asked for were; tote bags, that way the mothers can carry their belongings in (instead of trash bags) and so the kids have something to carry their little personal items in (for school too). They also asked for socks and under wear for the kids. We agreed we can purchase those items only if we want too. We are a sewing club (need to make that clear).
Not much else going on here, we did have snow, but it is long gone. Working the fundraiser at Borders everyday and it has been a big headache this year. Sooo glad I won't be doing it next year, yes, I passed it on after 6 years.
Ok, I better get off I have Borders and need to start my Christmas shopping today.
***I need to change/update this blog, Emily left me and started her own blog, so I need to make changes (maybe after Christmas).