Hello! Happy New Year! I started a new blog named Sewing to Serve. My prayer and purpose of the blog is to inspire each other to serve with our sewing talents. I don't mean for it to be a place to say 'look what I did'.
Our sewing community is already involved in sewing to serve projects that are dear to your hearts. I see you post about it often and it inspires me to do more. The Lord put in my head to make prayer quilts for the spiritually and physically ill. Your heart strings may pull you to participate in Quilts of Valor, Project Linus, Tie One On Day, Alzheimer's Art Initiative, 1 Million Pillowcase Challenge, the list can go on.
Also, I see the sewing community pull together providing warm quilts to our neighbors for disasters like tornadoes and floods.
My hope is the Sewing to Serve blog will be an outlet to share what we are doing and to learn from each other. A place to inspire and encourage each other to serve, will you follow me there.
I look forward to hear about your sewing to serve projects.
Happy New Year! I wish many blessings for you in 2015! Thanks so much for stopping by! I would like to share photos from our 2014 Fall Sewing Retreat! I have a lot of catching up to do as it's been awhile since I've posted, but let's get right to the retreat!
In 2013, my sister's and Mom were able to get together for our first fall sewing retreat, you can read about part 1 here and part 2 here. We were blessed to have another retreat in 2014 at my Mom's house in Louisiana.
This is the set up - the cutting station:
One sewing station for two people:
We had lamps set up for better lighting but this photo
was better with the lamps turned off.
Another sewing station for three people, plus a pressing station:
Another pressing station:
Goodies from the retreat bags. A candle, a drink coozie, chocolate, a yard of fabric, scissors and a tape measure, and a pincushion / thread catcher that was made by my Mom and sister Rhunell.
This is a close up of the front and back of the drink coozie. My Mom and Rhunell made them! I love it! Everyone had their initial on their coozie.
Our retreat mates from left to right, my sister Simone, myself, my sister DeAnna, my Mom and my sister Rhunell.
The first full day of the retreat was a day spent shop hopping! We managed to make it to three shops and lunch with my brother and sister-in-law.
We visited Cottage Creation and Quilts located in Saint Gabriel, Louisiana.
What a lovely shop!
Rhunell and DeAnna looking at an LSU Tiger quilt.
Rhunell, Mom, DeAnna, Me, Simone
(We tried to get a photo of all of us in each shop.)
My brother Bryan and his wife joined us for lunch at Sammy's Grill in Praireville, Louisiana.
Added to these photo's that you haven't already met
We all had a great time! We learned from each other and helped each other too. Our schedules are all over the place and between the five of us we live in four states (Louisiana, Texas, Georgia, Arkansas), so it was a blessing we were able to sync our schedules. We hope to do it again in 2015.
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