Thursday, February 11, 2010
Pillowcase Shopping Spree
I read a few years ago about the "ConKerr Cancer
Pillowcases 4 Smiles" program and have been meaning to make pillowcases for them. By the time that I finished making them for family, I was usually burned out (usually about 25). I decided that this is the time, so DH and I went to JoAnn's yesterday to check on fabric, and luckily the Debbie Munns fabrics were all half price. The first four pictures are what we bought for the pillowcases, and I hope to get 12 from the fabrics we purchased.
Neutrals seem to always be in short supply in my sewing room and I'm going to need quite a few for my leaders and enders project, so I picked up a few while I was there.
While on the way, I called my brother on the phone to say hi, and he was birthday shopping with his daughter for one of his grandkids. The grandchild is a little guy, and wanted some fire trucks for his birthday so I was requested to check on fabrics for him a pillowcase, too. Fire trucks were rather short in supply at JoAnn's, but DH found some flannel and I found some flannels that don't really match, but don't scream too loudly, to make the 3 fabrics needed. When I called to report, they had another idea, that he would like a blanket too, so we couldn't find trucks, but we did find Dalmatians and fire hydrants, so hopefully, the little guy will be happy.
I bought rubber ducky fabrics about a year ago to make pillowcases for a thank you present, and hadn't made them yet (I did purchase another gift also), so I guess that I will probably end up with about 15 pillowcases this time. That's a lot less than 25.