Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Scarf it up! WOYWW




Well, it is WOYWW again! One thing that this has done is to force me to post something every week even at times when something that perhaps I wouldn't really think to blog about. I have been dealing with insurance claims so a bit slower start to the week. I am working on scarves for Wendy who needs them for a worth while cause. It is for a show to aid in the NatureConservancy-www.nature.org to help oil affected animals Deadline is Oct. 1st and she would really appreciate if anyone could donate one. SO if you have the time, it would be much appreciated. She is undergoing some chemo with breast cancer, so if you don't hear from her for awhile, be patient as I guess that these can really throw you for a loop. Perhaps even some words of encouragement would be good or a card even if you can't do a scarf. After all, I know you all do cards. LOL . Here is the address that you can send them to:

Wendy Ferguson-Whitehead
1901 Canal Dr.
Wilson, NC 27896

I started working on the scarves last night. The quick drawing of the cats was done this morning. It will be my first attempt as doing a silk dye one. I had won the dye and the silk in an earlier post that I blogged about. I have also had the gutta for awhile, so can hardly wait to use it.

I also decided to try my hand at putting some organza strips in a fabric for a scarf. I have had this fabric for a few years. It was suppose to be lining in a jacket or something, but decided on something else instead, so it was available and might as well play with it. Well, it is not an easy task with slippery fabric, so I put it on the long arm machine. sewed one long strip of organza on it with a stablizer on then took it off of the machine and satin stitched the edges on my regular sewing machine and then finally cut away opposite fabrics for the stripe effect. Still have the other side to do and then sew up the edges.
My sister has knitted a couple of scarves, so she will donate them too, so I guess they can be made from what ever materials you would like. I think the only requirement is that it has to be at least 24" on one side and wearable. Hope you can scarf up this oppertunity to help those in need!

33 comments:

judie said...

gorjuss scarf

thanks for the snoop
hugs
judie xx

Sherry said...

What a great cause Wanda - and sending Wendy lots of love and best wishes xx

I love your cat drawing for the silk scarf - look forward to seeing it finished.

Sherry

ps, in reply to your comment on my blog - I'd love you to come over and play - kettle's on!!

Sue said...

Hi ya
gorgeous scarft luv the material,have great day, happy WOYWW, sue,x(3)

Lizzybobs said...

loving the scalves and the cats thanks for sharing with us and hope you have a good week - love Liz (24)

Helen said...

What pretty scarves!

mustavcoffee said...

Hello there, love your drawings of the cats they are going to make beautiful scarves. Rotten news for Wendy, hope that she recovers well, lots of good wishes go to her:)
I hope that your insurance worries will be sorted out very soon. I love your fabric it's beautiful:0) xx

Katie said...

Pretty stuff! I can't wait to see it all finished :)

Spyder said...

well, these look brilliant, I think, sooo you do the drawing and some how make scarf's with the drawing as the main design? That's really clever..I must have a go!
Have a happy WOYWW, a
(Lyn)

Daniele said...

the silk sacrves look gorjuss
thanks for the peek
hugs

Pam said...

I love the scarf you are making from the silk. Cat drawing is perfect.

downrightcrafty said...

oh my what a gorgeous scarf and cannot wait to see the next one, thanks for the snoop and for helping me celebrate
Happy WOYWW day
hugs Kate xx

madebyKarla said...

the cats in the drawing have lots of personality! I hope you'll let us see the scarves when you're finished! thanks for your kind comment and for letting me peek at your desk ;)

Neet said...

Love your cats - and the scarf with the sections let in is gorgeous.

Good luck to Wendy - will add her to my prayer list.

Sunshine Girl said...

The scarf is lovely and I love the picture you have drawn - cant wait to see what you do with it.

Norma Soulet (AZArtist) said...

Hi Wanda Sweetie,

I am back! :( So sorry I haven't been to your blog in a while but I have been really busy preparing for my youngest daughter's wedding next March. Man o Man there is so much to be done. :( But we are making progress. Like always love all the photos and your creations. But sorry to hear of all the damage from the tornados. :( I also hope all the problems in your home have been resolved. I don't know if I can make a scarf but I will send Wendy another card. Poor dear has been through so much. :( Please visit my blog when you get a chance I just uploaded a few things. Have some more things to upload so check back soon and please leave a comment.
Hugs and miss hearing from you!

Sheila H said...

Great cause. I will try to send a card.

peggy aplSEEDS said...

it's great that you are able to use your skills for a good cause. the scarves look wonderful!

Kirsty.a said...

Love that slippery scraf - very clever.
Thanks for comenting on ny blog but i can't do all-nighters - need my sleep too much, so I suppose 'll have to be patient - only 2 weeks till my next crop and I'll have a whole Sunday to play

triciasconfetti said...

Thanks for the comment on my desk. Love your scarf and the lovely cat drawing for the next one, wonderful cause. you have given me a bit of a shove to get on with hemming the scarf pieces i collected earlier this summer.
x Tricia

Kate said...

Like the cat picture, hope you get them done in time.

** Kate **

Carolynne said...

Love the cats and the scarves are beautiful. Thanks for following me and leaving such lovely comments. Hope Wendy recovers well and sending love and huggs

xx

Moy Yin said...

Your sewing skill is awesome. Hope you can meet the deadline.

Thanks for visiting my desk.
Moy Yin #97

scrappystickyinkymess said...

love that green scarf in particular. I am a sucker for that celery green colour. and the tricky sewing was well worth it - the silky scarf looks so pretty.

Mary Anne

Ohhh Snap said...

What gorgeous scarves! And for such a great cause. TFS! (75)

Anneliese said...

wow, that scarf is so clever .. love the organza strips ..lush !

S said...

Thanks for a peak into your space - pretty fabric!

melody said...

wowza ~ lovin that scarf! just scrumptious!

Carola Bartz said...

Great idea about the scarves! I have a few knitted ones and I can easily give one or two to that organization. Thank you for sharing this, it is a good cause!

Dragon said...

Really interesting and the sewing is lovely. Good luck with everything
Frankie
xx

Theresa said...

Beautiful eye candy! Can't wait to see the silk dyed scarves with the whimsical cats!

Myzdamena's World said...

Scarftastic :)

xxx

Julia Dunnit said...

How lovely of you to get involved, and with such marvellous pieces too - definitely a good thing to raise funds with - everyone can use a scarf. Too late for me to do anything scarfy but am happy to send Wendy a cheery card!

Gez said...

Wow amazing cats both drawing & real on your bloggie. Sorry I am so late calling. My Dad has been poorly & it's kind of thrown me back a bit.
Hope you have a lovely Sunday. Thanks for your lovely blog comment. Love Gez.xx