Sunday, December 15, 2013

What I took to Sewing Club

 
One paper doll quilt.
 
 
The backing.
 
 
4 pheasant tops size 4.
I also took a red one. I don't know what happen to the picture.
 


 
Size 4 skirt.
 
 
Purse and book bag.
 

 
Size 4 pj's.
 

 
Size 4 corduroy pants.

 
Size 1T dino pants,
 

Size 12 mths.
 


 
Size 3 corduroy pants. 
 

 
2 flannel pillows.
 


I also took 2 stuffed bears.
 
Our end of year lunch was today. I don't have the number of how many items were donated this year. As for my number of items donated it was 43 items, down 7 from last year.
 
Its been a rough year (money wise). I have 3 kids in college & driving and 1 in middle school & sports.
 
Next year I am going to work on a few things.
 
Get my Etsy shop going.
Sew more for the BH kiddos
 Stock up on food/household items (tired of not having anything)
Work on my health and lose weight.
Quilt (learn) more.
 
I made a quilt out of scraps. It fits a twin size bed. I  made it for one of the boys beds in Taos. The blankets I have over there are a bit too short. I decided that  I would make some new ones out of scrap fabric. It was fun making it, it by no means is perfect, but, will keep someone warm. I still need a lot of practice.
 
 
Well I better go, I have to get ready for work,  one more week of work then 2 weeks off for the holidays and some sewing.
 
 
Take Care,
 
Erlinda

Thursday, December 5, 2013

OH my

I can not believe I have not posted since October. Well I have been so busy. What have I been up too... soccer (Matthew), Boy Scouts (Matthew), Work (enjoying the little kiddos ) plus working 2 after school clubs (sewing and yearbook), honors band (Matthew), hydrogen car races (Matthew), making a quilt from scraps (found out I am not a quilter) some sewing for sewing club and life. Will post pictures this weekend.

Till then take care and keep warm

Erlinda

Friday, October 11, 2013

Hydrocephalus Donation

Life has been busy, but I did sew up some doll clothes for a silent auction for the Hydrocephalus Foundation back in September. For some reason I can not up load the other pictures. I also donated the doll and the doll case. Never heard back if it brought in money or not. Got involved due to a student I had over the summer working ESY/ISP.  
 
 



 
Kindergarten is a lot of fun, but boy I do come home tired and stressed (a parent is really fussy). I am also teaching a sewing club and  Tech/yearbook club after school. Matthew is also doing MESA,  a Hydro car club, band, jazz band and soccer. For only having 1 kid under the age of 18 he sure is keeping me busy. The other  3 kids are all in college keeping busy doing their own thing.
 
I am on fall break and did do some sewing yesterday. Hope to take them to sewing club on Sat. after Matthews game. It felt really good to just sew and not worry about anything else and I did not leave the house (even better).
 
Have a lot more to share from the end of summer and will find the time to share.
Till then take care.
 
Erlinda


Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Kindergarten

Still alive, but very tired. Kindergarten (21 of then) is kicking my butt. So of course no sewing has been done. Till next time... Take Care

Erlinda

Monday, July 22, 2013

Who are the BH kiddos?

To answer the question on who the BH kiddos are:

The BH kiddos.. are homeless kids from the Barrett House here in Albuquerque, NM.

The  Barrett House is a place that provides housing and supportive services to women and children who are homeless. Most of the women & children come to the Barrett House with nothing or with their belongings in plastic bags.

We  "The Sew -n-Sewers"  (sewing club I belong too)  sew clothing for the kids, bags for the mothers and quilts for whoever needs them, pillows & pillow cases for the kids.  We sew one of a kind outfits for the kids from donated fabric, notions and patterns. We have a few members who knit hats, bags, blankets and clothing for the kids. We have a lady that all she makes is bags -large ones for the mothers to carry their belonging in and small one for the kids to carry any treasures they have.

Once an year we buy personal items (tooth paste, tooth brushes etc..) for the kids and put them in little carry bags. We also gather school supplies or books for the school year. We make or buy toys for the kids to take with them when they leave.

We sew for kids only, because they are happy with what they get. The adults get a little bit picky and want outrageous things made so we keep our sewing to the wee one, from size 6 months to size 12, boys and girls.

So that is who I sew for. Have I done any sewing? NO! That is a  big NO. Been busy with my kids and family. There was also work, which ended last week. So I have 2 weeks off before I get back to work. I will not be in Special Ed. this year, just regular general ed. Kindergarten.... YEA! I am soooo excited. Working this summer in the ISP summer program was extremely hard. Physically, mentally and emotionally. I came out of there black & blue (arms & legs) and  with scratches all over my arms and with less hair on one side of my head. Also, last Thur. I got hit pretty hard on my back and its been sore. Hard to sit, but also hard to stand. Love those kiddos, but man does love hurt.

Anyway, I have to get sewing done this week. I agreed to sew some doll cloths for an auction for Hydrocephalus. To help out a little girl in my summer class who has Hydrocephalus. So that is where I will be headed after this post. Hopefully it will not take me a month for the next post.

Take Care,

Erlinda

Friday, June 21, 2013

A little winter wear with summer wear

Here are 3 flannel pajama pants I took to sewing club two weeks ago. I had them cut for 3 months before getting to them. I was going to hold off to turn them in till the fall, but decided if I did not sew them up, they would never get done. Better late then never.

 All pants are size 12 months.
 Amazing what you can do with small pieces of fabric. 


I also took a flannel blanket with a train on it. "I think I can". Some child will like it, I hope.

   

Here is some summer sewing I did this week. Last week I cut a bunch of things up and am sewing when I have a few minutes here and there. I wish I could of gotten more tops done, but this is better than nothing. 

 White poly/cotton top. Size 6 months. 



Shorts size 6 months.


Shorts size 6 months.


Shorts size 4.


Flannel shorts, size 4.


Flannel shorts, size 4.


Boys pants, size 3T.



I took the pictures outside this morning and took our bird outside with me. He loves being outside, chirping with the other birds. 



I am getting 2 tomatoes from my 6" plant. It will not grow. At least I am getting something out of it. Maybe its the heat. It's hot over here. 



My zucchini and pinto beans. They are doing OK. Again its hot over here. Temps ranging in the high 90's.


Not sure if I ever showed this blanket. My mother in law started it and I finished it in the fall. It is a very warm heavy blanket. 



I started work (summer school ISP) two weeks ago and its "there". I am not enjoying it. My arms are black & blue and all scratched up from the students pinching, scratching and biting, I come home with a headache everyday from all the yelling. For 2 students its all they do all day long, their way of coping.  We have 5 kids all with different needs. It gets very hard to keep track of who needs what. I have no energy to think much less do anything else. It is a very depressing job, I feel I am there to babysit and nothing else. Blessing and prayers to all the families with special needs kids. 


So, I better get my act together and get my Etsy shop going. I will have 3 kids in college, 1 in middle school and in soccer and do not plan (want) to work next summer. Any advice on this would be helpful.

 I also have to get a lot of sewing done for the BH kiddos. We had 3 sewing club members quit. So we are down to 7 members. We were averaging 800+ items an year. Two weeks ago we only had 246 clothing items. Not good. There is also an increase in the number of homeless kids and the BH home. Not good either. 

Off to get some sewing done before it gets to hot (our air conditioner decided to go out). 

Take Care, 

Erlinda

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Picture heavy post


Here is the sewing I did months ago. I have not touched the sewing machine in a long time. Before school/work ended, I was wishing I was sewing. And now that I am off work for a bit I have not sewed one thing. I have been embroidering, but that's all and I start work next week. Thankfully its only 3 days out of the week and mornings only. Still don't know what I got myself into working in the ISP program.


Size 12 months.


Size 4. Made from strips of fabric.

Both size 4 pants.


Size 4 shorts.




Matthew playing a solo. Got judged and got a score of 2.


Emily (who is now 18) and Jordan for prom. Not sure why this photo is not up right. 


My oldest son ran a 5k for run for the zoo.


Matthew at Scouts. It does not end for the summer.


End of school trip. That's my little spanish non-speaker with the braid.


Emily and Jordan graduated.


A flower Emily got for graduation.


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Take Care,

Erlinda