"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." Jer 29:11 (NIV)

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Sigh............I really need to pay attention

So I had a few hrs today to get some sewing done before heading into the store to work tonite, and thought I'd get a few Christmas gifts made.   Started with the pillowcases that I'd bought fabric for recently and some that I'd had on hand.  

The first pair went together w/o problems - I know my girlfriends daughter will love them and the fabric is perfect for a high school sophomore.

The next pair went together just as easily........however it wasn't until I had them sewn that I realized that i'd reversed which direction I'd sewn the main fabric in - and that's not a good thing to do when it's a directional print you're working with.   Now to decide if I should go ahead and give them as intended at Christmas (hmmmm, would the intended giftee care....or not), or just keep them for myself and then make another pair of pillowcases.  

The third pair finished today had to problems when finishing it.  Good way to finish off the day.

I've fabric for 2 more pairs, flannel w/owls on it for a friend, and cotton with cardinals also for a friend.   Once those are done I've a pair of mens slippers to make using a felted sweater, and then 2 skirts for a niece. And need to fit the commissioned sewing in there as well.

Gratitudes:
1.  The clear day outside after yesterdays rain and snow,

2. My students, even as aggravating as they can be, are still worth being thankful for.

4 comments:

Farm Quilter said...

The kitties are keeping watch in both directions! I like it like that, especially if someone has nightmares...the kitties can be keeping guard and protecting him/her.

Jan H said...

I was thinking along the same line as what Farm Quilter said. Great idea!

desertskyquilts said...

Here's my thought on the kitties. They go in opposite directions - to match each side of the bed. =) Like quilts that have baskets facing to each side. Center out, that's my rule!

dq said...

Way cute pillow cases and memorial quilt block on the next post.