When I saw a post recently that the latest issue of Mrs. Stylebook was available on eBay, I immediately ran to check it out (there’s still some available if anyone is interested). But after surfing through the seller’s auctions, I decided against the pattern book and opted for a different title “Craft Goods Using Small Leftover Fabrics.” I can’t wait for it to arrive!
Gum Drop Pillows – I’ve cut the fabric and am ready to sew! According to the pattern envelope, each 18″ pillow is supposed to take 2 yards of fabric. However, I changed the cutting layout and managed to have an extra 1/2 yard left over! I think that it also helps to trace the pattern piece out and tracing it to make one large piece (the piece as is needs to be ‘flipped’ on the fabric (or on the fold if you were going to try it that way) which also seems to be a real time saver.
The House – we have a basement! With all the rain we’ve been having (guess what? It’s raining again), it’s been slow progress on the new house, but I’m happy to report that he hole has been dug, the cement poured, and now waterproofed! I’m hoping that the weather will hold out long enough for them to get the framing and roofing done soon.
Jury Duty – WHEW, it’s over! After sitting for several hours in the jury meeting room, I was finally called into a jury pool, and was later dismissed. I don’t even have to call in later on in the week to see if I’m still needed!