Ever since I became a nurse I dreamt about going on a medical mission and caring for people in need.
About a month ago, my friend Denise told me about a group of nurses from Maine Medical Center in Bangor, Maine (Denise graduated nursing school with the trip leader) that were planning a medical mission to Haiti and I thought this was finally my chance. Luckily, they had room for one more, me, so I am going on a medical mission to Haiti in January, 2016.
Am I nervous? A little.
Am I excited? Terribly so.
A million things come to mind….the practical like clean water and good food (I think I will bring my own almonds). Safety (That’s a concern no matter where you go…but I’ll leave my jewelry at home anyway)……The touchy-feely good stuff (the chance to help others). I don’t speak French, just a few words, and even less Creole, but caring and the touch of a human hand is universal.
Next thing is to make the dream come true.
I set up a Go Fund Me page to ask for help with some of the costs involved. The group estimated our costs to be approximately $1200….flights, ground transport, translators, food, and lodging.
I also thought I could have a yard sale or two (yes, I have that much stuff, lots of vintage and antiques) and use the profits from my Miss Eileen’s Vintage Shop on Etsy, too. Maybe bake and sell cookies….hmmm, you never know.
Lots to think about….lots to do. Wish me luck.
All craft patterns at GoofingOff Sewing are 40% off this weekend. Good time to get the patterns needed for holiday sewing at a deep discount. Here’s a few new listings:
|Butterick 5375 Misses’ Tunic, Dress, and Pants UNCUT This looks so beautiful and comfortable.
It was a very rainy morning, my day off sandwiched between work days….Lots to do but never too much that I can’t list a few patterns. The rain inspired me to make soup…2 pots (tonight and later this week), get laundry done (just have to iron my scrubs…yes, iron..with my 1950’s old fashioned iron), and pack weekend purchases. Now it’s coffee time and a chance to show off the latest listings.
|McCall’s 3715 Girls’ Jacket, Top, Pants, and Skirt in size 7. For Unbonded Stretchable knits. COMPLETE A little girl in bell bottoms….how cute!
So, that’s it for now. There’s more coming….. I have a stack….serious stack…..of stuffed animal patterns from the 80’s, all uncut. There’s a Christmas in July Pattern Sale coming real soon and all the crafty patterns….dolls, doll clothes, and animals and the like will be 40% off….Like Cabbage Patch and Berenstain Bears. Watch for it and grab your favorites for holiday sewing.
Don’t forget to use the coupon code BLOGGIN to get the 15% discount ….exclusive to the blog.
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It’s mid week and almost July. Has anyone else noticed how fast time flies the older one gets? I spent my youth wishing I was older, couldn’t wait until I was 16, couldn’t wait until I was 18 and independent….now I know better than to wish my life away. I learned to savor each and every minute, especially the anticipation and build up of special events…after all, the events go so fast.
Well, enough of that. Got to get to work. Here’s a few patterns recently listed in the GoofingOff Sewing Shop on Etsy. The patterns are Stretch & Sew from the 1970’s. They were designed for stretch fabrics (hence the name) and have all sizes in each pattern. All are uncut and never meant to be cut. The purchaser would trace the pattern onto paper and use the tracings to cut the fabric. Two great things came from that…..complete patterns that were uncut. Woo hoo!
The styles were often classic looks (OK, not all. Safari jacket, anyone?) like cardigans and sweaters, T-shirts, tabbed collar shirts, etc.
Stretch & Sew No. 200, Raglan Sleeve Top and Sweater
Stretch & Sew No. 770 Classic Blouse Sizes 28-30-32-34-36-38-40-42
Stretch & Sew No. 350 Ladies’ Shell (includes four collar variations) Sizes 28-30-32-34-36-38-40-42
Stretch & Sew No. 300 Set-In Sleeve Top and Sweater Sizes 28-30-32-34-36-38-40-42
Here’s one for the guys….don’t want to make them feel left out.
Remember to use the coupon code BLOGGIN for a 15% discount. It’s exclusive to blog readers and followers.
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So….I found this incredible pattern from 1969….A little later than the Sonny & Cher performance but still has the same vibe….especially views A and D.
McCall’s 9654 Misses’ Vest Wardrobe from 1969 in size 12 COMPLETE…..I Got You Babe!
I’m going to have that tune in my head for the rest of the day….old hippie that I am….and I know all the words. he he he
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Trying to get patterns listed when a storm is nearby is sort of like trying to swim upstream. Kind of like salmon but without the bears trying to eat you if you stop to take a breath. I did get a few listed, though. Even some 70’s Boho, Retro lovelies.
McCalll’s 3912 Misses’ Muu Muu in size Medium UNCUT
Vogue 8266 Misses’ Skirt and Blouse in size 12, Bust 34 inches, COMPLETE
Vogue 2883 Misses’ Separates in size 12-16, Complete
Well, that’s all for the moment. I’ll be listing, and posting more soon.
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Finding Vogue patterns during my thrifting is like finding treasure on a treasure hunt….Yahoo! Here’s a few lovelies I recently found that are now available in the GoofingOff Etsy shop.
It’s not too late to get in on the Children’s Pattern sale going on now until 11 o’clock tonight. Use the Blog readers’ coupon code BLOGGIN to get 15% on top of the 30% price.
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