Wednesday, September 7, 2011

From Cozy to Corn Dawg?

It's been raining for three days and we're experiencing flooding throughout our state of Maryland.

Despite the rain, I've been at Jack's school every morning helping with the Used Book Sale.

It's also time to think about school fundraisers.

Remember the Cozies (posts here and here) that were such a fit with my friends and family?

Well, I have been on a committee for a few years where we made gourmet gift baskets to raise money. In the past few years, these have not sold as well due to the recession so we're searching for new ideas for this old committee.


What about a Cozy, I thought? They're great for keeping you warm in the Winter when you can't afford to keep your heat up high...

I sewed together a few more and tried to make a version with the school colors -- blue and gold. Last time I made Cozies, I wrapped them in tulle and made pretty Christmas tags...this time I was trying to make the wrap more rustic and masculine since Jack goes to an all-boys' school.

And the name? Well, "Cozy" sounds a bit too girly so I'm looking for ideas for a name for these microwaveable heating bags...

I drew inspiration from my oldest niece's boyfriend who received one of my Cozies for Christmas last year. She told me he refers to it as his "Corn Dog"...

That gave me an idea for a name...


I showed the idea to a few folks at the school yesterday -- we would sell them at a fundraiser Fashion Show that is held the end of October. I won't find out until next week what everyone thinks.

I'm heading back out to school to sell books again and it's still dark. My biggest concern is the flooding that started yesterday in my home town of Ellicott City...

Here's a video of Main Street yesterday...

The sun hasn't risen yet today but it has been raining all night long and is supposed to continue all day today. The river has already flooded its banks and today the question will be how high will the river get before it recedes.

Don't worry about me and my house. We're up on high ground but the Patapsco River is just down the hill in the valley and Ellicott City, an old mill town, is built along that river...

I'll check in again later.

10 comments:

gracie said...

Love the Corn Dawgs! Stay safe...good luck with the sale.

coral-seas said...

Love the Corn Dawgs! Good to know that you will be safe. Here's hoping that the rains stops soon and the floods begin to subsid in Ellicott City.

Carol said...

Corn Dawgs~ Great idea. Seems like one of the sewing classes could contribute to the effort.

I have made some items in school colors that have been sold at the Jimmie Wear booth at games. Beaded bracelets in school colors went big, as well as fleece infinity scarfs.

Answered the call for concession workers today. THAT is great fun.

We are on the high side of the river so we don't worry about flooding. But a creek that spills into the bay three blocks and down the hill spills over its banks and causes a lot of hardships.

Looks like you guys are getting a double whammy this week. Stay Dry.

Catherine said...

Here in PA we are experiencing the same rain/flooding. I hope you are staying safe and dry!

I love your idea!! If my boys could get those for their school, I know they would love those!! We still use old fashioned hot water bottles (hot bottles as they call them) I can't see anyone not liking the idea.

Vicki W said...

That's an amazing video. I experienced a flood once (5 feet of water in our house) and I'll never forget it. I don't wish it on anyone. I hope it stops raining here soon and that it moves on over to Texas and Oklahoma.

Rachel said...

Keep safe - love the Corn Dawg!

Elmsley Rose said...

Corn Dawg to keep teenage boys feeling manly, that's the way to go!

Um, I was always taught to heat the bags with a glass of water in the microwave as well. Helps prevent burning of the corn/wheat.

kaiteM said...

don't take any risks with driving thru water, that's how people die in floods here.
corn dawgs doesn't translate well to Aussie, but i can see the connection with hot dogs = corn dogs. we just call them wheat packs, no imagination.

Judy S. said...

Cute idea, Susan! Hope they sell well. Stay dry. Thinking of you in all that wet. (It's finally dried off here....)

Cyn said...

Hi Susan,

Love the Corn Dawg idea!

Yes, I did see the video and I know the Ellicott City area well. OH MY! was all I could think to say when I saw the video.

Carroll County Public Schools opened two hours late yesterday due to the rain and the standing water.

What a week!

Now let's just hope that Maria is a lady and stays off of the Eastern Seaboard!

Cynthia
Windy Meadow

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