I mentioned previously that a local woman has initiated a project to provide the needy in Houston with Cool Ties this summer. I've already made about 40 of these, without the filling, and this pattern is a very quick sew. The pattern is here and if you would like to make these on your own, the tests I have done show that two teaspoons of the water absorbing crystals available from Lowes make a nicely filled tie. After you soak the Cool Tie, put it in a zip lock bag and put it in fridge. It will always be ready for your use when you next mow the grass or weed the garden.
Now to business....
The Elmgrove Comminty Room in Kingwood is available this Saturday, July 18, from 1:00 - 4:00 PM for sewing these ties. You don't even need to bring fabric, just a sewing machine or a serger with your usual supplies. Snacks are always welcome.
The Elmgrove Community room is in Kingwood. If you are traveling here, go North on Highway 59 and exit at North Park Dr. just after the exit for Kingwood Drive. Going right/east on North Park, continue to the lights at Bookdale. Turn left/north onto Brookdale and take the first left onto Sycamore Springs. At the first stop sign take another left onto Clear Ridge and enter the first parking lot on your right at the community pool or park on the street. The Community Room is on the right.
This is a city wide project. You don't need to be a member of any sewing/crafting group. Just come out and meet like-minded people for a few hours of sewing goodness.
Hope to see you there!
If you have any questions or need a number to call when you get lost, please e-mail me at anjoae at msn dot com and I'll try to get back to you as soon as possible.