May 30, 2010

Happy Memorial Day Weekend

I hope you are enjoying a fabulous weekend with family, good weather, and time to stitch, quilt, knit, whatever your heart desires!   I am on day three of a four day weekend.  Friday I was home because of a forced furlough day.  State employees day off with no pay to help fix Virginia's budget crisis.  I can think of a lot of other ways they could help the budget but what's a day off!  I spent the day sewing with my oldest daughter, Heather.  I took my machine and supplies to her house and we had a very productive day.

Despite a disastrous first attempt, I managed to finish this pillowcase for my grandson.  I used the "sausage method" people were commenting about on Jackie's blog..  It is the way my LQS owner showed me.  I read a tutorial and then watched a YouTube video and figured it out.  Now that I know how to do this I plan to make many  more!  I just have to watch the fabric I choose because of the directional issue. 
Well, that's all for now.  I have lots more to share but it's time to get ready for church then having a family day.  I have been behind in my blogging due to life getting in the way.  I'll catch up soon!  Have a wonderful Memorial Day Weekend Sunday!!!


Christina said...

That's a lovely pillow case Carol, I'm very impressed. I still have pillow cases that I had when I was a little girl. You never know, that pillow case could become a family heirloom!

Anonymous said...

What a neat pillowcase, Carol! Love the prints you used!

Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

Robin in Virginia

Jackie said...

It's easier than I thought it would be. I can't believe I put off making pillowcases for so long.

To Christina's point about your pillow becoming a family heirloom, I have several pillowcases made by my grandmother. I wouldn't part with them for anything. Your grandson is going to treasure his as well I'm sure.

Sharlotte said...

How great Carol!! I really like this! Just perfect for a boy! Woudn't a cowboy print, with a read bandana print, and denim on the end look cute? I may have to make a couple of those now for my great nephews! Thanks for the inspiration!