Showing posts from May, 2012

Three Birthdays, One Boy Or Girl Party and One Graduation; Whew! What A Week

What a week! I had two "first" this week and at my age that is not an easy thing to do!   LOL

On Monday my youngest grand daughter (not counting the one not born yet!) had her second birthday!  Yay!  Happy Birthday Riley!  We love you!

On Tuesday,  our grand daughter that lives in North Carolina turned 17.  It is hard when you do not live close to your family, seems we always miss all the special occasions in their lives.  Happy Birthday Corrie, we love and miss you very much!

On Wednesday, my daughter-in-law celebrated her birthday, and to save myself from much wrath I will leave her age undisclosed! LOL Happy Birthday Christa, what joy you have brought to all of our family!

Now for the first "first" for me! On Friday we attended a Reveal The Sex of The Baby Party, what great fun that was! It is going to be our first Great Grand Child! My husbands oldest grand daughter is due in September.

I have to admit that Sheila had some wonderful ideas and executed …

Twenty Minute Pillowcase Dress

This is the easiest dress ever and takes only ten to twenty minutes from cutout to finish!  Even though it is called the pillowcase dress, I actually made this one from a remnant I had.  I plan on donating a dress like this dress to the Little Dresses for Africa Charity.  Here is a link to their website.

This dress is cut to fit a size 2 ( a child about 2 years old).  I cut a rectangle 19 by 21 (21 being the length).  The pattern on the website is made from an actual pillowcase and does not cut out the armholes, just leaves an unstitched area at the top of each side seam to fold under and stitch for the arm area,( here is a link to the directions for the dress using a pillowcase on the website) I personally do not like the looks of that style, so I cut a wedge about 31/2 inches across at the top and angling down to nothing to the side ( about 4 or 5 inches long).  I just eyeballed it, no particular measurements.

With wrong sides together, I serged the side seams with a narrow seam, …