Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Another day done...

I have a gift for Lorelei and I don't have a box that it fits in, so I decided to make a Christmas pillowcase.  So after Hardee's this morn, headed to the quilt shop and chose these fabrics.  I have made a few over the years.  Even though I have a serger, I had rather do French seams to have finished seams.  There is one tip in the following video that is a small thing, but when doing a bunch of them, would save a lot of time.

It is the part where Tea sews the first line of the French seam across the bottom end and takes it off and irons it.   Then goes back and sews the side seam.  If you don't know what a French seam is watch the video.  It would really add up to time saved when doing several pillowcases at once.

I did address a few Christmas cards today, and took them to the post office after dark and dropped them in the drop box.    I don't remember ever being this late mailing cards.  And it is definitely the fewest I have ever mailed.   And normally I have all the cards we get hanging up and this year I have not done that. 

We always watch for hawks and eagles when going to the Paris, Illinois.  No eagles today and no photos of hawks, but I bet we seen at least 10 different hawks.  One of which was a Northern Harrier...the rest I am not sure about.  But was so fun seeing them.