by toogie ( edited 23 Jan 2019 ) 23 Jan 2019

Well my Cuties, Kim has done it yet again!

When I stated that I wanted the quilters, of my husbands and others, to receive these small tokens in appreciation for their work, Kim came through with the perfect design.
I started making the ITH hand sanitizer holders and soon ran out of hardware. I bought what the store had but it wasn't enough, as I found I needed 15.
So when I asked Kim could she make the design into a Key Fob, because I didn't have anymore hardware, no problem, of course she could! Here are our gifts to these wonderful ladies. Other than my trimming they are perfect! Thanks again Kim from my husband (when he finds out, it's all still a surprise) and myself.

Close up navy-ITH Hand Sanitizer Holder by dragonflyer
Close up red-ITH Key Fob by dragonflyer


by lbrow 28 Jan 2019

Beautiful job Toogie!

by aussiequilter 25 Jan 2019


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toogie by toogie 26 Jan 2019


by gerryb 25 Jan 2019

Great! You are such a giving lady.

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toogie by toogie 25 Jan 2019

I know I am blessed and if I can give, I do. This group and now another group has invited me to join. I would love to but feel like now is not the right time. Have you heard the saying, 'the straw that broke the camels back'? I feel if I try to take on anything else right now, I will have to get someone else to feed and water my husband!-lol

by sewdeb 24 Jan 2019

Fabulous job, ladies! I'm sure the quilters will be thrilled with their gifts!

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toogie by toogie 24 Jan 2019

They were! I was surprised but most don't have emb machines.

by dailylaundry 24 Jan 2019

Perfect - great job Kim and wonderful stitching and color choice Toogie!!! Hugs to both of you! Laura

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toogie by toogie 24 Jan 2019

Thanks Laura!

by sonjapotgieter 24 Jan 2019

Great Job done Congrats!!!!Beautiful

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toogie by toogie 24 Jan 2019

Thanks Sonja!

by blueeyedblonde 24 Jan 2019

You've both done a great job!

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toogie by toogie 24 Jan 2019

Kim worked, I played-lol- thanks!

by cfidl 23 Jan 2019

These look great! So glad you got it done!~

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toogie by toogie 23 Jan 2019

Me too, Christine, tomorrow is his big day!

by noah 23 Jan 2019

They will all love them for sure And yes Kim is so great to help us all ..hugs

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toogie by toogie 23 Jan 2019

Yes, she is, and the Veterans projects are dear to her heart.

by wp1012 23 Jan 2019

Toogie, I have had the same problem sewing them together. No matter what I done I could not get one made. The tab was too short. Then too long. The wrong sanitizer. After 2 days I finally gave up. Kudos to you. They look great and Kim done a beautiful designs for you.

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toogie by toogie 23 Jan 2019

The ones I tried to sew, not embroider were a problem.

These are much better, but you have to have the right bottle, for the design or the right design, for your bottles.

When I had a problem getting an ITH one to fit, working with Kim, we realized that she was making a design for her bottle, which was a 1 oz. I was trying to fit my 2 oz, in the holder. Even though we had both bought bottles at the same chain of stores, we had not realized until then, our size bottles were same price but different ounces. After, that was realized, problem was solved.

by lilylady 23 Jan 2019

They are Sew going to like these. They will be able to put on their quilted bags they always have.

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toogie by toogie 23 Jan 2019

Great! I can't thank them enough for all their loving work.

by basketkase 23 Jan 2019

Kudo's for you & Kim......these are terrific!!

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toogie by toogie 23 Jan 2019

Thanks goes to Kim for helping with a gift for these ladies.

by jenne 23 Jan 2019

Wow these look great.

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toogie by toogie 23 Jan 2019

She does an excellent job.

by zoefzoef 23 Jan 2019

Great job and many thanks to Kim for helping you !

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toogie by toogie 23 Jan 2019

Yes, I do appreciate her wanting to contribute, to these wonderful ladies.

by pennifold 23 Jan 2019

What a fabulous job you have done Toogie. Your husband will be so surprised and congratulations to Kim too. Love Chris

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toogie by toogie 23 Jan 2019

I get so aggravated with him sometimes Chris!
I have been keeping this secret since before Christmas, when one of the ladies called to say they had pieced him a top and it was being sent to the long arm quilter. He came into my sewing room yesterday, before I heard him. I just flipped the holders over, but I know he saw the vinyl.... I can not surprise him with anything, because he's stuck to me like glue!..I didn't say anything and can't even remember what he did come in here for.
He did ask me what I was making these sandwiches for. I just said, "Something is going on at Eraine's church and I told her I would help her fix something and don't let me forget when we go to town, to go by Dollar Tree." I hurried and changed the subject before he could think too much-lol
Now, to get him to put a nice shirt on, without getting suspicious. I loathe Tee shirts. ...I need to tell you about a dream I had, you would get a good laugh!
No problem getting him to go with me Thursday, he wants to go EVERYWHERE with me since we retired! you know why I go with Eraine on all those trips! I love him.I love my kids. I love my grandkids. I just don't need to be with them 24 hours a day, 7 days a week!!! I gotta BREATHE-lol

by S1erickso 23 Jan 2019

I would love to do the key fobs for the Bee-Sew-Brave gals in my Quilt Guild who do Quilts of Valor. Does Kim have the QOV design posted anywhere we can get it?
Thanks for Thanking the ladies and Thank you husband for serving.

dragonflyer by dragonflyer edited 23 Jan 2019

So glad you appreciate Toogie's projects...just to be clear, this is not representative of any specific logo for QOV. This is simply a traditional quilt star with lettering. This was done specifically to honor the work of the ones presenting a quilt to Toogie's husband.

toogie by toogie edited 23 Jan 2019

Sue, I really appreciate all the time and work these ladies put into these quilts. I just wanted to give something back, to just let them know. Kim was kind enough to put a star and the letters on a holder and fob, she had previously digitized.
I also wanted to say I had never heard of Bee Sew Brave so I tried to google and see what the organization was about, but could not locate anything. Can you tell us more about this group, please?

S1erickso by S1erickso 25 Jan 2019

Bee-Sew-Brave is the group in my Quilt Guild that makes Quilts for Quilts of Valor. I think most guilds have Bees that each stitch their style, Modern or 30's or in this case quilts for our legions of Vets... QOV.

toogie by toogie 26 Jan 2019

Thanks for the info. I am sure they do wonderful work, no matter which style.