Non stop at this house. I am leading a sewing group and it will resume on Wednesday at the church. Mixed ages! We will be making dresses for Dress A Girl Around the World. Made the sample for them to see. It is Simplicity 8102, will fit almost any girl and be cool for their weather. I have a couple others but we will start with this one to review their sewing skills. I made more than a dozen sleepwear outfits (different sizes) and the sewing group made pillow cases and toothbrush rollups and we took them to the food bank just before Christmas. I have about 4 dozen pre cut preemie gowns coming from an out of state organization. Did a few over Christmas, shipped them and will now have this batch to finish. I made two regular size quilts and a crib quilt over Christmas. Need to replenish my stash for the needy. Like you Linda, so glad to see the winter months. No mowing, no weeding, no raking, wonderful to make a pot of coffee and work on these projects knowing it will help a baby, child, or someone who is just down on their luck. Nothing fancy made here, just basic needs being met for needy. I will add, anyone who is contemplating sewing for children - work on sleepwear. Sleepwear is truly a big need. The second hand shops are loaded with clothing, so that is available to them. But sleepwear just doesn't seem to be plentiful. I am sure many of these people are sleeping in their day clothes. I cannot compete with the foreign imports, too costly and the colors and designs change so quickly. And the modern items is what they will go for and ignore the need for pajamas. The dresses going to other countries is another issue. They have nothing, nothing to chose from, and those children are truly needy. I find much happiness when I finish a little cotton dress or a nice pair of flannel jammies.
Carol A NW Ohio