Sunday, February 21, 2010
I cannot believe a week has passed so fast. When your son calls you up and says Mom you haven't blogged since Monday then you know it is time.
I have had a busy week between housework, a luncheon, the Olympics, sewing pillowcases which I will show you and life in general I have hardly been near the computer. Just a quick check of emails and that is it.
I mentioned making pillowcases and this is for Operation Pillowcase I heard about through Deb. Spincic. They were trying to get 200 pillowcases made to be sent to a unit in either Iraq or Afhganistan. I said I would make some and I am happy to say I made 15. I will show a pic of examples. I made: 4 nascar print, 2 hockey print, 2 football print, 2 dog print and for the ladies (we forget they are over there also) 3 star fabric and 2 from a length of mock crazy quilt fabric for a total of 15 cases. I will be mailing them off this week. Stay tuned for a great giveaway basket for gals making cases for the next group which will be for 500 soldiers. You do not have to buy fabric. I did because I had nothing down here except fancies but the quilters are using up their old stashes and they are looking great. More on this in a week or so.
Also included in my busy week was a few hours at the January Extravaganza at Renningers flea market. It was finally a nice sunny day and I did buy quite a few different things BUT the thing that tickled me the most cost 1.00. It was a pair of rick rack earrings hand made. I took pics but had a hard time getting good shots. I was in a hurry making dinner at the same time. They were made out of 4 layers of rick rack - ist is pink rimmed with silver, next purple then another layer of pink & silver and purple on top. There are flower spokes going out in a metallic thread with a pearl in the middle. She had 3 pair but these were the prettiest. They were the old screw backs so assume they were made awhile back. Funny what tickles the funnybone. I also took a picture of a card of mother of pearl buttons I got. The very large purplish one at the bottom left did not come on the card. I just put it there for the pic. I bought it to go on my quilt I am working on and a couple of the others will likely appear there also. I am signing off to go watch the skating coming up.