12 pairs plus 2 singles, flannel pillowcases done and pressed, ready to gift.
My collection of Christmas postcards in the mail from Vicki Welsh, 3 from previous years and the Zentangle with crystals this year.
A Christmas gift from a friend who knew I would love these Charley Harper drinking glasses.
I cut seven more pairs of pillowcases yesterday. I only sewed the ones that needed red thread. The fabric on the left is from 1994 and I have always loved it. It was time to use it.
My tutorial for this style of pillowcase is here. Since a sliver needs to be trimmed from the fold edge and no more than 1/2″ from the selvage edge, I had to press out the fold line on all of the fabrics. Then I lined up the selvedges perfectly and repressed in a fold line before taking the 2 yard pieces to the cutting table.
I didn’t start working on the pillowcases until late afternoon so I didn’t finish as many as planned. I decided to make pairs of pillowcases since the grandchildren are adults now and have large beds and probably at least 2 pillows. I finished these 8 and one extra from the remainder of the blue zebra flannel. I used my tutorial here for the kind of pillowcase where the pillow is tucked into an inside panel and can’t fall out of the case. Since I was making 2 from the same fabric I cut most of these as one long piece folded at the places where there would have been a seam. I have a pile of flannels chosen for the rest of the pillowcases I need to make.
I finished the dozen Christmas pillowcases for our church project, made with donated fabric. They still need pressing and then I can deliver them.
I worked on the ditch quilting on this piece. I finished all of the blue and purple areas and started the green. This is a small piece, almost too small for a baby quilt, or at least an odd shape for one.
The gold mound spirea bushes are starting to change color. Their blooms are dried and delicate.
I’m undergoing 2 tests this evening. I have been healthy all my life and have never had to have these tests before. I know others have undergone them multiple times. It’s always a little scary the first time.