1The first (and second) week of my giving challenge has come and gone in a flash. I have been crazy busy brainstorming, designing and creating. I have so many things to finish and have been working on all of them at the same time. I feel like I have accomplished a lot but still have very little to show.

To get the ball rolling I thought I would give you a small taste of what I have been working on, PILLOWCASES. That has been my main focus for week #2. American Patchwork and Quilting has a 1 Million Pillowcase Challenge. Their dream is to brighten a world, one pillowcase at a time. What I found out this year is that local shops are participating in this challenge and they will take your pillowcases somewhere that needs them. This really helps. I made 10 pillowcases 2 years ago and I had a little trouble deciding where to donate them and never got around to submitting my donations to the challenge website.

So far, I have four to show you. I hope you like them.

These are my small creations.

candy cane

Candy Cane pillowcase design

checker bord

Checker Bord pillowcase design


Saw pillowcase design


Jagged edge pillowcase design

all four

2014 first four pillowcases