We did it!!! Ashli and I trecked Winnipeg Saturday, and 6 Walmarts later...plus my Dad stopping at an out of town Walmart (on the way back from the Cabin)...we found 75 Bags!!! I knew there was no way I could stitch 75 bags in four days... but my family and friends are awesome...and everyone's pitching in :) I've got a lot of cross-stitchers in my posse (they have good technique). We had our Thanksgiving Dinner tonight at Mom and Dad's :) Dinner was awesome and the whole family was there, even Grandma :) That's what I'm *thankful* for :) Mom suggested bringing bags along. We had a stitching bee going down! THE GAMEPLAN Here's the Team Breakdown in order to get these done in time... Ashli: "the Hunter"...my excursion partner and Video Rental Store (she has a mega dvd library, so instead of renting movies, I just borrowed. I watched 4 today) Grandma: "the Ironer" (once each tote is stitched, Tyson drops a load off at Gran's, and she'll iron it nicely :) (not reflected in below pictures) Mom: "Homeland Stitching" and Giggle Partner. Dad: Abroad Shopper & 'Outside of the Box' Thinker Amanda: "Homeland Stitching" and Idea Partner (she thought of the scarves off the strap to add dimension, better balance, party-feel and more color) Tanner: "Homeland Stitching" ...future stitching business partner ...lol, or competition. Tyson: Stencil Transfer, Pickup and Delivery, Fabric Ripper(for the 'scarves' off the handle), Meal Maker, Investor. Hugger. Jill: Advertisement Design (it TOTALLY rocks!...I'll show it here later this week) Kody: "The Transporter" Myself: Labels/Branding, Ideas, Contractor, Recruiter, Organizing, Stitcher...slave driver. My family and friends are too cool and awesome!! I love you guys so much!!!! Thank-You for supporting me so hands on!! Team Freckled Nest (aka: the Sweatshop) has finished 25 bags so far!!! (You can watch us get closer to closer to 75 in the "In Progress" on the rightside column...I update through the day, it feels good :) 2 days left, 50 bags remain...So glad I have a great team!! Need to have the box of 75bags ready to ship Wednesday morning :) And I'm off work for Monday/Tuesday because of Canadian Thanksgiving! Perfect! Here's a sneekpeak of one of the first bags. They all have a gem-ish embellishment on the heart because the client is the American Gem Trade Association. I'll draw & announce the winner of the 20,000 Leagues Contest tomorrow/Monday night :) You still have time to enter.