Monday, February 18, 2013

Here we go.......

Hi everyone!  getting a late start on UFOs this month.  My brother go married this month. sooooooo, at least the quilt for them was an UFO.  I think I posted that one last month.  

anyway,  first off is a pillowcase.  a happy birthday pillowcase.  I have 5 children and 20 grands.  my goals a couple of years ago was to make a birthday box for each of them.  One box for each family.  a lap quilt, and table runner, a pillowcase, and a banner.  sigh.... bought the fabric, got almost everything cut out and ready to sew, then for whatever reason stopped.... sigh......  LOL...  so 1st of 7 pillowcases done.  I plan on sewing the rest of those babies this week.  I have several opportunities to sew this week.  the serger is out and ready to go.  I am set!  

 The fabric was bought at Joann's several years ago. and was my inspiration.  

Next is my monthly small wall hanging.  I have all the embroideries ready to sew and most of the borders cut.  


Love being able to change things out.  it just makes me smile.  

I figure I used about 1 2/3 yards stash.  nothing bought!  yeah!!!  

thanks.....  hugs....

Lorene 

8 comments:

Kate said...

What an ambitious lady you are! I quite like your idea of the birthday box. What's even better is that your family likes your hand made items. :)

Wendy B said...

such a great feeling when you use stuff out of your stash and don't need to buy anything isn't it?? Love the fabric for the pillowcases Lorene! Great work..can't wait to see more!
xox sew many hugs
Wendy :O)

Noela said...

That is my goal for this year also, to use up lots of stash fabric. You have made a good start. Love the idea of the birthday box. Hugs....

Marilyn said...

You should have a gorgeous bundle of pillow cases by the end of the week if your plan works out, and not too many unexpected things happen.

Robin (RsIslandCrafts) said...

I love the idea of a birthday box. I've thought about the pillowcase but I like the other things you plan to put in your boxes. Kids love to have something special on their birthdays.

Your little wall hanging is sweet.

Susan said...

What a great idea - and using stash is a great idea too - when it works!

lorene said...

Thanks everyone. Today is a sew day. Wish me luck!

Chris H said...

What a lovely bright pillowcase. I love brights.