No WIP updates this week…

Yep, there is no WIP update this week. Mainly because I was having Mommy Angst with the Last First Day of School. Yes, my baby started his senior year of school and I’m having those – How did he grow up so fast? He was so tiny (my runt at 8′ 3″)? Where did the time go? How did I get this old? And the realization I never made him a baby sampler!
Unlike the other kids though, he got his own baby quilt which is now boxed away since it’s nothing but 2 pieces of worn out fabric. The stuffing is gone and when held up the once heavy cotton is now sheer.
He was about 8 when he agreed to box it up to save for later. We may take it out of the box when he goes away to college next year. At least, he’s asked if we can or could he at least take the box to school?

Learned a new technique and finished off an ornament

So when I started to make my Joy Tree ornament, it quickly became apparent that it was too big for a standard ornament.  I decided to make something else with the pattern and since I hadn’t ever done a throw pillow with mitered corners and piping…Image

I didn’t find any pre-made piping that worked so I went looking for instructions on how to make and attach piping.  I found lots of instructions but the ones that I liked best were from Sew Mama Sew.   I did just what she said and I’m happy with the results and it’s one more item off my WIPocalypse list of projects to complete.  And I have a new Christmas throw pillow for the couches.