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.