Saturday, November 8, 2014

Working on service project........

Our church sewing circle supports the women's shelter at a mission in a nearby town.  We give Christmas gifts in stockings that we make.  I cut out 12 large ones for the children and 19 smaller ones for the ladies.
I stitched them with gold thread and a feather stitch by machine.  The metallic thread kept breaking and finally the 4th brand is working, no shredding or breaking on 8 stockings so far.  I have to have them done by Monday afternoon for our sew in at the church.
I went to Wal-m*rt yesterday morning and I checked to see if they are going to have Christmas cactus for sale this year.  They had some and this is a new color that my 2 friends and I don't have.  I'm calling it a champagne color because it isn't yellow or apricot.  They were only $2.92 each, a steal!!  I picked them up for my friends in case Wal-m*rt doesn't have any more of this color.

10 comments:

B Hunter said...

I don't think either of the 2 Walmarts here have them... at all... but I will check again this winter. The ones in Nebraska... always had them.

I hate it when a project just does not go as smoothly as it should!!!

Mary said...

I'm glad you found a thread that would work. I hate it when machine issues slow a project down and keep it from being enjoyable. Love the cactus.

Gene Black said...

Metallic threads can be such a challenge. Have you ever tried spraying the spool with silicone spray?

Lostinspace said...

I have used Superior thread metallics with the needle and the tension they recommend and have had great results, no breaking.

Needled Mom said...

Metallics are tough. The ones I have had the best results with are Superior's.

Champagne?? I don't think I have seen one in that color before.

Sylvia Anderson said...

Good morning Wanda...I just love your blooming cactus plants and will have to talk to you about how you care for them. The color of the one you recently posted is so lovely.
I had no idea WalMart carried them.
What a wonderful and generous gesture with the stockings, which, I'm sure will be much appreciated.

Marilyn said...

I'm off to check my Wal-mart here in Mich. Hope
they have some , I certainly will never quilt like
you but maybe I can get some cactus. LOL
Have a great day.

cottonreel said...

My cacti are stunnibg this year . I must keep a look out in case I see this new colour

Mystic Quilter said...

You're going to be just with all those stocking.
The cactus is certainly an unusual colour but a beautiful one!

Kevin the Quilter said...

It is so nice knowing how charitable you are with your talents! I really appreciate that!