Thank you everyone. We had 1/4 inch of rain yesterday. Not a lot but enough to water my poor sad dried plants and lawn. I am very thankful for what we got. Now our weather is returning to sunshine and low 60F daytime temperatures. I shall continue to do my feeble rain dancing.
As I shared before I am participating in The Pillow Case project. The link is on my side-bar. Sew...I gathered some of my vintage and ever so soft fabrics that I feel would be lovely for little heads to rest upon.
Using a wonderful YouTube video I was able to cut and sew my pillowcase for a standard size pillow. Thank you to Robin Gallagher for sharing such an easy way to make pillowcases. Here is my first attempt using some fun Tinkerbell fabric I had.
Here it is pinned before sewing any seams. Very easy to do.
Here is the magic "tube" that becomes the pillowcase top.
This is the finished top with trim and finished seams both inside and out.
And here it is all finished complete with french seams on the side and bottom. No raggedy edges anyplace.
I am so happy with this completed pillowcase.
This is another one I made at the same sitting. I think I am so attached to this project because as a ten year old girl I was in the hospital for an entire week. My parents were poor and I was in a county facility. It was very dreary. There was another little girl in my same room. Her name...Susie. She was badly burned from her long blonde hair catching fire in the stove burner. I remember her screaming every day when the nurses changed her dressings. Her parents were also poor and could only visit her once. They had to take a bus and it was a long trip. To this day I pray that Susie is alright. While my daughter was growing up I NEVER let her cook on the stove with her long blonde hair. In fact I worked an extra job just to afford a "new-fangled" microwave back then so she could cook in it with no fire. Her little "Easy Bake Oven" just didn't do as much as she wanted to cook. To this day she is a wonderful cook. Sorry I got side-tracked...
Because of my experience as a little girl in a sad and lonely hospital I would have loved having a special pillowcase to lay my head on and that is probably why I am so determined to make these for other children. Being sick is bad and scary enough. Maybe the love I sew into these pillowcases will somehow help other little children. I believe some things happen for a reason and this project came along just in time for me to share what I am able to share. Do projects speak to you?
January Joy and I thank you for your comments. I read them and take them to heart. With the fresh beginnings of a brand new year I hope you are doing what makes you happy. Creative Blessings...
Update: I have taken Donna's very good advice and sewn down the accent flaps. Thank you Donna Dear.