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Sunday, January 27, 2013

Roo Pouches

A friend here in Australia ask if I could sew some pouches for the roos that they are caring for.  Most of the joeys are orphans of kangaroo moms that have been hit by cars.  I am waiting to hear how the joeys like them as they can be picky sometimes.

They are made to either hand off a chair or  use a hanger though the slot.  The first I made out of fleece and the second out of a terry towel.

 The second was fast and easy and towels are easy to find in the Thrift shops, so I am hoping that version works.

If these work I will try some smaller ones for Possums or Sugar gliders.

Saturday, January 19, 2013

Perfect evening, beautiful sunset

After two weeks of really hot days and a day of smoke in the air, the smoke cleared and the wind died down and the temp dropped.  We had an afternoon and evening sitting with friends just enjoying being outside.  A concert across the lake provided a soundtrack.  Can't beat that.

Friday, January 4, 2013

Happy New Year

I am bit slow on the New Year greeting but after the holiday am ready to get down to sewing.  My borrowed machine does not have a base and I found quilting without a bigger base unhandy.  I ask my husband to take me to the home store to see if there was a inexpensive way to build something.  There was not much there that did not include buying a saw and even though my husband might have liked that I did not see a need for anything that heavy.  I though some foam insulation would work but they were out.  When we walked out we saw a tray for holding new plants.  It was just the right height and was big enough.  I cut a hole in the grid, covered the top with cardboard and a layer of really nifty contact paper in Star War design and I was ready to go.

It worked great, I did add a needed support in the middle.  I was able to quilt the black and white top I had piece last year, now it just needs binding but that will another day.