Where did last week go? I can't believe it's already Monday again! This vegetable gardening thing has me enthralled. I'm still at the point where I want to check it every hour to see if there's new growth. I hope that stops soon so I can get some sewing done instead. Once it gets to July and I have to water it twice a day in the scorching heat I may be able to leave it alone the rest of the day.
Last week wasn't a total waste. I got these 7 pillowcases done to send off with my QOV quilt. I had some brown fabrics left from the QOV and a backing fabric from the quilt that's currently on the frame so I pulled a couple of other manly fabrics from my stash and made these. Now it's all ready to go off to Alycia. If you don't follow Alycia you should check out her recent posts. She's been doing an interesting series on a "day in the life of a QOV" where she talks about how she processes and controls all of the tops and finished QOV quilts that she receives. She dedicates an amazing amount of time to this program and I am grateful to have someone like her to take care of my QOV quilts.
If you want to make a pillowcase for your next QOV or simply for a gift, I have a tutorial for these pillowcases here.
I didn't quilt an hour every day but I got a few hours in and I'm now close to the end of this quilt. I didn't get any of my other projects done though so I will set a goal of getting the last 8 blocks for Kim's quilt done this week.
I also have this new little project. My cousin's son is in some sort of touring band thing and his drum section hs a little mascot (doll!) and he wanted a new outfit for it. Dolls creep me out so much that I made him take the doll and leave me the old clothes as a pattern. The last thing I want is a doll laying around my sewing room. You might as well put a rubber snake in there with it to complete the creep factor!
Thanks for all of the links to your sewing table construction plans. They were very helpful. We finally agreed on our plan and bought the materials yesterday. Since I replaced the ballast in my light fixture without electrocuting myself, we will move on up to power tools and see what happens with this.
This afternoon we are off to a meeting where I will get to see a lot of old work buddies. Why don't you go check out what out internet buddies are up to at Patchwork Times.