Thank you to everyone who stopped by for my giveaway, and for all the great teacher gift suggestions! I need to come up with something pretty soon… my son’s last day of school is Dec. 19 … I think it is a bit ridiculous that he is off for five days BEFORE Christmas! Anyway… the random.org random number generator picked number 26, so the winner is Maureen, who said:
“I would be so excited to win these as I do live in a cold climate (NY) and I also suffer from Raynoud’s Syndrome so I really have a problem with cold on my hands and feet especially. Thanks so much for offering this wonderful giveaway, it is generous of you to participate and give us a chance to win.Have a wonderful Christmas”
Maureen, I’ll e-mail you to get your address!
In other news, I’ve had an extremely productive week off from work. Like last year, I had to use up some vacation/personal days before the end of the year. I’ve been busy sewing, knitting, baking, painting, cutting, glueing … and a bit of shopping I still have a few more projects to do, but I’m hoping to get most of them done this week.
One of my projects was a set of cute Christmas pillowcases for my co-worker’s daughters, who are 5 and 7. This is a great gift particularly if you will see the recipient before Christmas (I don’t think it would seem too special to get a Christmas-y pillowcase on Christmas day or later…) In this case, it’s perfect because our work party is tonight. I’ve had the red fabric for years, and the white is leftover from the curtains I made for our cabin. I used the tutorial I wrote a few years ago for AP (you can find a link on my tutorial page), with one tiny change. (I made the contrasting trim a bit narrower). And I added their names using iron-on flocked vinyl cut with my Silhouette machine.