Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Business Group Presentation and Give Away

I belong to a business group near my location. Every member in the group takes turns giving a presentation on their business. Each time, we talk on a different topic. My topic yesterday, was customizing designs to create different products using parts of existing designs.

At the end of my presentation, I did a fun exercise. I had the members guess how many stitches they thought were in the following design.

It amazes me every time I embroider a design in regards to the number of stitches that make up that design. The person who guessed a number to closest actual number without going over won a free towel.

Charles in our group guessed 25,000 stitches. The actual stitch count was over 37,000. Charles won this embroidered BBQ Time towel.

The bbq tools were a part of a larger design. I was able to isolate the two digitized designs to create this barbecue towel.

In the same way, I can used the whisk design on aprons, etc. I really have fun doing this. 

Friday, April 14, 2017

Why We Donate Fabric Scraps to Project Linus

Project Linus is a nonprofit organization that have brought comfort to these children. Project Linus was founded by Suzann McGinnis. Project Linus provides new, handmade blankets to critically ill and traumatized children. Since its inception in June 2000, Handmade Hugs has distributed blankets to comfort children in the San Fernando Valley, San Gabriel Valley, Burbank, Glendale, Pasadena, Tujunga, Los Angeles and surrounding areas. We deliver new handmade security blankets that are sewn, quilted, knitted or crocheted. They must be washable and in kid friendly colors and/or patterns. Once these blankets are given to the children, most of them never put them down because they provide so much comfort and security for them in a life that has been turned upside-down by illness or accident.
Since 2,000 Project Linus has made and donated 50,574 blankets. WOW!  Of course this number is forever changing, thanks to the many people who sew, knit, and crochet these beautiful blankets. I am amazed when we go to donate fabric and scraps to Project Linus. They use it all, even the small thread scraps. The very small fabric scraps as well as thread scraps, are used to fill pillows for pet beds. These pet beds are donated to the Humane Society. We have been donating fabric scraps now for over 5 years. It amazes me how these women donate their time so that children in need can have the warmth of a blanket. 

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Embroidered Bowling Towels at

Well....I remembering our family going to the local bowling ally to bowl. It was something that we all did that was totally fun. I continued my passion from bowling in high school, where I played on the bowling team. I wasn't the best bowler and still am not that great to this day, but I still enjoy the game and that is what counts.

I embroidered these bowling towels for taking to the bowling games or tournaments. The embroidered towels also make great gifts.

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