Oct 24: The meeting was fun. After a nice dinner, we received patterns & sewing directions, a numbered tag/label to sew into the back seam and logo fabric for the bottoms of the feet. The entire supply on hand was picked up by the attendees. More will be ordered for those still wanting to make some bears. We do all the sewing but leave little slits for another team to do the stuffing--legs, arms, head & body. I am going to try to longarm some flannel to make the three I have agreed to do. Stay tuned.
Oct 25: I tried the quilting using a variegated thread. It was beautiful but puckered too much. I abandoned the idea as too time consuming. Started cutting out body parts. Using 3 colors of Dit Dot flannel.
Oct 26: Cutting.
Oct 28: Finished cutting. Started sewing. Having trouble doing the eyes. Hope to farm that task out to someone else. HA! Learned how to free motion on my Janome so the hardest part is done.
Oct 29: Made the heads.
Nov 06: Made the bodies & legs.
Nov 07: Made the arms. Got the bears into 1 piece each. Whew! Three rare bears are ready to ship for someone else to stuff.