Some Updates

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!

4 thoughts on “Some Updates

  1. madmommy

    Ugh! This rain is terrible! But I’m glad to hear you got the basement done.
    I think I’ve missed jury duty so far by moving so much, lol!

  2. teresa

    I can’t wait to see how the pillows turn out. I love the magazine! Have you seen it before,cause all I know about it “Cotton Time”.

  3. Stacy

    I just happened to stumble across this book that the seller had. From what the information said, it looks like it was published in April of this year. I almost go the new Cotton Time instead! There are so many choices, I had a hard time making up my mind!

  4. Mary

    Great! Just what I need – another link to a great Japanese book that I simply *must* have! 😉 I’ve bookmarked that seller and will have to go back often…Please post about the things you make!

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