Saturday, April 25, 2009

Miscellany

I've continued to work on the pillowcases for Ronald McDonald House. I'm up to 19 now, and have used up over 26 yards of fabric. Here are the ones I've made since the last group:


I think that'll be it for pillowcases. I run through just about all the cottons that are appropriate for children, and I don't want to buy fabric especially for the project. It's been a great way to use up some fabrics, but it hasn't made much of a dent in my fabric collection. That wasn't really the purpose anyway.

I also got a couple of packages yesterday. One was from Textile Studios. Unfortunately, Marsha has decided to close down the fabric part of her business due to the economy, so this is my final order. I got two of the four that I wanted, but they're the two I wanted the most:



The gray floral is matte jersey from Ann Klein and the navy is rayon with a silky texture from Canvasbacks. I'm looking forward to making something from them. The quality is great, as always.

The other package came from DF. He was in New Jersey recently visiting his Mom, and one of his relatives gave him this custom made platter:


It's now decorating my kitchen. What a nice gesture!

Springtime has finally arrived in New Mexico. It has been an unusually cold spring, but I noticed that the cacti have started to bloom again. I actually noticed the first blooms on this one April 15, but didn't have a chance to take a picture until now.

4 comments:

Carolyn (cmarie12) said...

My package is still in transit from Marsha...and I have no idea what's in it. Because the price she charged my credit card is different from the price on my check-out slip...so I'm a little anxious to see what is actually arriving.

Love that you made so many pillowcases for the Ronald McDonald house...that is very kewl! And it is 26 yards that doesn't have to be fitted into your new living arrangements! :)

The Slapdash Sewist said...

That cactus is amazing! I grew up in the West and that photo really made me miss it.

gwensews said...

The pillowcases will go to chidren who will really love them. Thank you for doing that.

And, enjoy that new fabric. Make some beautiful things!

Duchesse said...

I love the pillowcases and the caring with which you made them. Thank you!