One thing about hanging around the house waiting for people to show up is that I get a few things done. (we won't discuss the fact that I have plenty of cleaning I could be doing)
Anyway - I sewed up a receiving blanket for a baby gift
The blue side is cotton and the white side is flannel. I love these things.
The other thing I sewed on was a pillowcase. I've made pillowcases before but I never liked the raw seams on the inside. I picked up a 'kit' with instructions for making one without the raw edges. I read it several times and was drawing a complete blank. It talked about rolling the fabric and making a 'hot dog' and the only picture was of a hot dog. I was totally confused, so I took to looking for a picture on the internet. Once I found a real picture it made perfect sense!
and I finally got my pillowcase put together! No raw edges to ravel on the inside.
Obviously I took pictures before the blanket or pillowcase were washed and ironed!
I smashed the you-know-what out of my thumb this morning. Cut and bled right through the nail. It is really hard to type with a sore thumb!
Thanks for all the comments/emails on my scissor board. I'll show it again when I find more scissors and/or when I get the wall painted.