Pillow covers for DD Erica, who moved to Arizona in January and has been plaintively bemoaning the lack of their presence at her little house since then. I just completed the fourth embroidered front on the plane to Cincinnati. That was the easy part--I had never made piped or zippered pillow covers before so was stymied at the bias piping. Finally, I forged ahead with basting the piping on by hand and following instructions in a home sewing book for the lapped zipper. The first one took an hour or more of fiddling...
Plus trimming, finishing the edges, and primping.
But finally #1 was completed! I was able to do a second one twice as quickly, forgoing the hand basting in favor of the machine. Now only 4 more to go, but those will have to be mailed, as Erica heads home today.
Our girl came home as a surprise this weekend by finding a cheap flight and arranging for her grandfather to pick her up at the airport. Here she is with her brother Nick and Russell the dog. (Note that Nick's knees are level with hers but on a lower step cuz he's 10 inches taller than she!) See more design walls on Judy's Patchwork Times. Happy Monday!