Sunday, January 2, 2011

apron laprobe

Here is a series of pictures showing the ladies trying to make some laprobes with a front pocket for those in wheelchairs, or chair bound. The pocket keeps track of the things you want close by, but don't have a walker and walker bag to put them in. Plus this laprobe made of fleece is WARM! Then when you stand up to move to another chair, or the bed.... the laprobe and pocket contents go with you, since it is tied on like an apron. Very clever!

Donated trims

Here are pictures of new fun trims that were donated to us through friends who don't want to see these books of trim samples go in the landfill...... The ladies got SOOO EXCITED to see them come in during our Sew & Sow time.

Some went in a sack to a lady who makes cards for sale in Mission Marketplace at our church. She also works with Alzheimer patients and can use these for sorting activities, or texture experiences.

Another bag went with a lady who makes purses. She can use them for zipper pulls, or other frills. Then there was the lady who works with pre-schoolers and found some she will use in her teaching. EVERYTHING HAS A PURPOSE!!

Thanks for the walker bag!

Here's an example of one of our walker bags in use. We donated it to a woman in an assisted living place. It's not too big so that heavy things pull the walker forward, but it's big enough to carry a newspaper and glasses, or other things.
We hope to make more of these and see that they are given to those who need them. They aren't hard to make, plus it is very valuable to those who receive them. You can't buy these in any store!!!!

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Welcome to new member - Pam. She made these 2 CUTE baby blankets today and even made her own binding! McKenzie is helping her show them off.

Here are the Sew & Sow ladies with hats they've made. WHAT A GROUP!!!! Don't you want to join us next time? Save the date - December 11th at Studio 111.

Friday, November 19, 2010

Part of our purpose is to teach younger people how to sew and create things with their hands for others. Here, Suzanne is teaching MacKenzie how to make a bear pillow using camoflauge material for children of servicemen and women serving overseas.
Here is one of our members, Patti showing the quilt she made from fabric samples to give to her Navajo host family when she went on her first short-term mission trip last summer.

Here is an example of the BEAUTIFUL designer fabric samples that were previously thrown into landfills and now make useful things like tissue covers, coin purses, laprobes, walker bags and who knows what else!!!!

All it takes are some volunteers - some sew, some cut, some encourage - a bit of space and time and off we go. We would encourage ANYONE who wants to join in, come on over!

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Welcome to the Sew & Sow Blog

WELCOME! Sew and Sow is a ministry of Crossroads Church, Concord, NC. We began a year ago (fall, 2009) and have had a FUN FUN time while also serving a purpose. We use the creative gifts God has given to us to make things for missions, friends, those in need and for sale in Mission Marketplace in our church. We sew, cut, teach, fellowship and pray together once a month at Studio 111. This picture shows some of the 24 hats we made last month for kids in Peytona, WV.