Tuesday, October 15, 2013

East Meets West

A few weeks ago, I received a message from Nancy of  http://sewwest.blogspot.com/ and she said that she would like to participate in the Mary Bridge Children's Hospital pillowcase project. Nancy lives in New Mexico and she loves everything southwest as well as lovely Asian prints. Lucky for us, she had some lovely pieces of both that she used for her pillowcases.

 Prints from the rich colors of the southwest,
 and Geisha girls.

 I especially love how the different prints pair so beautifully with the stripe.
So, how do you get from the east to the west? On Route 66 of course!!!! 
For those of you who have some larger pieces of fabric, you can also make a whole cloth pillowcase. Nancy just turned up the bottom and stitched the band in place for these cases. Very pretty. Hmmm, these would look pretty on my bed :) Don't worry, they are already nestled in with all the other donated cases.
Nancy also included this lovely card with an icon of St. Gabriel on the front. St. Gabriel is considered a very special angel as he prophesied the birth of St. John the Baptist as well as Jesus. He also appeared in the Old Testament to David. He gets around!!
Thank you so much Nancy for your contribution. Her fifteen cases brings us to.....787!!!!!!! We're knocking on the door of 800. Fabulous! So, since I was told that I should always link to the instructions, once again, here is a link to the simplified pillowcase instructions, http://www.rhondabuss.blogspot.com/2013/06/the-simplified-pillowcase-instructions.html If you would like to help us reach the goal of 900 pillowcases for Mary Bridge, the number that they pass out to children each month, just email me and let me know, sewbussted@yahoo.com. If you would like to read other posts that have been done on the project, here is a link to those, http://www.rhondabuss.blogspot.com/search/label/Mary%20Bridge and a link to the Pinterest board, http://www.pinterest.com/sewbussted/pillowcases-for-mary-bridge-childrens-hospital/

I'm feeling a little like Elmer Fudd these days. You know, the cartoon character that was always trying to get Bugs Bunny.
Don't worry, I'm not shooting rabbits. I planted some new azalea bushes and the crazy rabbits are eating the tops off. Now I have chicken wire over the plants to try and save them. I hope they make it. Crazy rabbits!
Have a wonderful day!

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  1. I feel so happy every time I read a post about the number of pillow cases is rising ... You are great, my dear Rhonda! I hope that rabbits will eat vegetables from neighboring houses now that your garden is fenced, hehe. Happy week!

  2. Oh my gosh, I feel like the older girls on the playground just let me play jump rope with them. Thank you, Rhonda, you are too kind. I've been away from my sewing room and any sewing blogs for a week now and just got a note that you had featured me. I take that as a sign from the sewing gods to get myself in there and take on some new project. Sew grateful to you.