After my little meltdown last week, my family has been working much harder at giving me a break.
One day Amy (my DD) came over and took Stephen for an amazing 10 hours! Did you hear me?! I said 10 hours!!!
And she took him away--I didn't have to leave the house. Even better!
The first half of the day Jerry was home. We enjoyed a nice lunch out at our local Mexican restaurant. Just the two of us. That never happens! We both were laughing at how enjoyable it was to eat without salsa and chips spread all over us, the table, and who knows where else. And after dinner Jerry drove me to one of our LQS's. (We have a few.)
This time I chose to go to Tula Pink's shop. I spent some time drooling over Crabapple Hill and Vintage Spool patterns. I really really am tempted to make some of those Vintage Spool quilts.
The second half of the day Jerry had to go to work so I spent the evening sewing. Amy and I were talking that morning about some quick, easy things that I could sew up that wouldn't take as long as quilts that I might be able to sell next summer at craft shows. We came up with some ideas for pillows and pillow cases.
I was so excited to show Amy the pillow and pillowcases that I had made that evening in my free time.
But the minute she looked at them she completely burst my bubble.
Her words, "Mom, you gotta quit thinking old. Its the twenty somethings that like to just waste money and will buy anything. You have to think in colors they would like. I don't think anyone would put green, yellow and blue birds in their bedroom. Kitchen maybe but not bedroom."
Well, I don't care what my daughter says. I like them.
Oops. Thinking old again. Oh well.
What do you think? And be honest. I am trying to make some pennies here!
(When I start selling these I will just sell the pillowcases with no pillow and then the smaller pillow to match.)
Oh and click to zoom. I really tried to match the bird and the leaves to the yellow fabric.