Thursday, October 23, 2014
Christmas Children's Pillowcases...
This year I adopted a wonderful Pillowcase Project. I have shared about this in previous posts. As this year is drawing to a close I wanted to make some Christmas themed fabric pillowcases and get them mailed in time. Here are the six I recently completed.
As I had done before I went to my cherished vintage fabric stash. The softness of the fabric and charm of the motifs are unlike any of today. Many of these fabrics I have had since my daughter was little and that was a very long time ago.
Here are some that I chose to work with. Each standard size pillowcase takes one yard total. Three coordinating fabrics of 27 inches, 9 inches and 3 inches. Yes, I had just the right amounts.
Cutting them out is probably the most time consuming part. I do enjoy selecting the coordinating fabrics for each pillowcase.
My very old Serger (actually belonged to my mother and now my sister has it on loan to me...Thank You Marie) was broken (again) and I had to thread it from scratch. It is so old that it must be threaded in perfect four thread sequence. Very time consuming. I managed to do it (correctly) and surprised Mr. C when he saw me sewing the side seams on it. He was leaving for an appointment and we joked I had 5 sewn and would it last for the 6th. No sooner did he drive down the road and Serger completely went berserk. Thread everywhere except to hold the seam together. Alas it sits and waits (again) for my attention. I finished pillowcase number 6 on my sewing machine instead. I must admit I would love to have kept the little happy mouse pillowcase for myself. I have no more fabric for another. It has made me proud and content to know that little children in the hospital will be getting their very own pillowcase this December. I wish to thank Kelley of Kelley Highway blog and her wonderful mother-in-law for sharing this opportunity with us.
I already have an idea for next year that I may choose to participate in. I need to do my homework.
Thank you each for your comments and help on my last post about Bowties and Suspenders. I checked out each link and have a better idea of what I shall do. I'll update when I have made some progress. Mr. C may be my handsome "test" man.
We have very overcast weather and possibility of rain this weekend. I shall be spending my day tomorrow at the Chamber of Commerce. I fully expect to get the usual phone calls asking when visitor's should come to see the Fall colors. I have gotten these phone calls for sixteen years and I still cannot know the answer. I must put on my smiling face and be polite. What I really want to say is, "Call Mother Nature as she is the only one who knows the best time for Fall colors!" Fortunately we have trees that span days and weeks depending on the cold snap and rain or wind damage. When some trees have fully put on their show then there may be other trees just getting ready to dazzle us with their brilliant colors.
Mr. C has some projects he is very busy with and I hope to share those soon. Meanwhile I am behind in sharing and thanking some very generous and creative and wonderful blog friends. I am truly blessed. Please enjoy every moment and do what ever makes your heart happy. Creative Bliss...