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Welcome to the travels of Doug and Nada. We love the Lord and are traveling full-time in our motorhome with our German Shepherd, Homer. Homer is the star attraction wherever we stop and he gets us talking and sharing with many people. DON'T FORGET: YOU CAN ENLARGE EACH PHOTO BY CLICKING ON THE PHOTO! The newest blog post is at the top and they go back in time as you scroll down. If you want to see each photo larger, you can just click on the photo and it will enlarge. If you decide to leave a comment, don't forget to sign it so we know who left it. ;-) Folks: This site is under continual construction as we travel and see this beautiful country. Check back for more updates and photos. Thanks for visiting with us! May God bless your day!

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Making Christmas Stockings for wounded soldiers

Each year, our quilting gals spend one afternoon per week making Christmas stockings for wounded soldiers at Fort San Houston in San Antonio. We are a skeleton crew before Christmas as some of our "worker bees" stay up north until after Christmas. Linda, our leader and inspiration has us set up in an assembly line fashion and in just two afternoons we have made over 80 stockings. On this particular day, above, you see Jeanie ironing the fabric to get all the wrinkles out of it.  Below, you see Patty, Ruth, Linda cutting the Christmas fabric, padding, and lining for the stockings. On the right, Diane is tracing the pattern of the stocking onto the fabric. Then at the empty station at the table in the foreground, I was pinning the the fabrics and padding together.

 Then Joyce and Mary at the sewing machines stitch them together.

After the stocking part is stitched, then they go to a station to be turned right-side out and the hanging loop is attached and the furry cuff is stitched onto the top of the stocking.Voila! the finished stocking.
Here is a photo of several on display in the clubhouse.

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