This Friday, January 21st is the first Friday Night Sew In (FSNI) for 2011! After the boys are in bed I'm heading for the sewing room. I have a number of projects piling up. If you want to join in click the button on the right hand side of my blog and join the fun Friday! And FYI: it doesn't have to be sewing - if you have some beading, craft or scrap booking projects those count too!
This past Friday I finished off some projects for the Iowa FFA Alumni Conference. They hold both a live and silent auction to generate funds for the year. My husband so kindly asked me to make a few things I couldn't say no. Ended up donating 2 purses, 2 large pillows, and 1 small pillow.
Purse 1: Made out of the exact same corduroy used to make the FFA Jackets. Yes, ordered directly from National FFA. This is very stiff corduroy - it stands on its own (really, I'm not making that up). Makes me very happy grandma's machine handles it with no problems. The other key being a good sharp needle that is good for denim.
Two 16 x 16" corduroy pillows.
Purse #2 - Just a fun one - I have a second one just like it sitting in my sewing room waiting to be finished (I think it will be pretty for February).
And finally my small 8 x 8" pillow that went on the Silent Auction (the others were all on live auction).
All told my items brought over $110.00 in sales. Not too bad. The big pillows went for no less than $25.00 each! I had a hard time believing that - but they are rather one of a kind. My dad put a 30" wreath on the auction too and it brought a nice price.
We ended up bringing home a cute little rocking chair for the boys. I've been to many auctions but never have I purchased something without intending too. Somehow while my husband and I were talking in the back he "bought" the chair. He knows the rules - no talking with your hands at an auction! Oh well, it was cute and the boys love it! Grant especially - he's fascinated with chairs his size. And as I was in line to pay my father-in-law beat me to the table and paid for it - so many thanks to grandpa for our little chair!