Sometimes in life we get the chance to do things over again. Not very often. Perhaps as quilters and sewists we do. The seam ripper is a great tool sometimes for eradicating mistakes. Sometimes things turn out better the second or third time around. Words and actions in relationships are a bit harder to correct. Hopefully you don't have to correct many of those situations in your life.
This week I changed the hem on a pair of pillowcases. I made these for my Mother a few years before she died and gave them to her with a new set of pillows. After she died they came back home to me. They are made of a wonderfully silky feeling lawn. It might be a Liberty print, I don't remember. Since I have a king size bed I decided to take the hem out and add an eyelet edging that I had in my stash so they would be long enough for king size pillows.
There are still a few creases that would not iron out but that will disappear in the wash. They will be a nice memory for me when I use them.
I was so excited that the hand dyed fabrics I ordered from Vicki Welsh arrived. They will be used in part for the Rainbow Scrap Challenge 2015. I spent some time yesterday looking at the patterns I had planned to work on for the year. Now to get up the courage to actually cut into these beauties. There will be no chance of a do over when that happens so I want to be sure of what I want them to become.
I also figured out that I need 5 more of the checkerboard blocks I showed in the last post. I got the strips sewn for them and now just need to make the blocks. Then I can play with the layout on the design wall.
Guess I need to get on with it. Hope things are going well for you without the need for a do over.