My last day of freedom

Ethan and Kash are the two grandsons that I have been taking care of for the past 18 months. They are a joy! They have spent the last month with their dad and so I have had the month of July off. Guess what tomorrow is? August 1st! That means today was my last day of “freedom” šŸ™‚

Playing in the sink

Playing in the sink

So, to celebrate my last day with no children I told my hubby I was going to spend my day playing on the computer and sewing. So, when I wasn’t tending to Granny’s needs that’s exactly what I did.

Look at what I made today:

Scrappy 9 patch quilted pillow cover - front

Scrappy 9 patch quilted pillow cover – front

It has an “envelope opening” in the back so it can be removed and washed:

The back

The back

It took me about 3-4 hours (with interruptions) to complete. I am so pleased with the way it turned out. It was just an experiment made from fabric scraps. Several of my friends have told me I should try to sell some of my quilts etc; I’ve never felt like they were good enough to sell. I always make them for friends and family and give them as gifts. So, I thought I would try a small project and put it on E-bay. I listed this pillow tonight.
I have an Etsy account, but the one time I really tried to get into understanding their rules and regs it just didn’t seem as user friendly as E-bay. Does anyone have an opinion or advice?

Fair warning…now that the boys will be back at my house Mon-Fri, I probably won’t be blogging quite as often and my sewing will have to be reserved for the evenings and weekends. Mind you, I’m not complaining…love my boys. Just gotta take my Geritol and get my running shoes out! LOL


8 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. oneintercessor
    Aug 01, 2013 @ 03:27:54

    Wow, that is super looking. You are very talented, and quite busy :).


  2. Violy
    Aug 02, 2013 @ 10:56:03

    Very nice quilts.Wish I were near you .
    Your grandsons are adorable.


  3. The Underground Writer
    Aug 03, 2013 @ 13:08:07

    Your grandsons are too cute! And I love the pillowcase.


  4. Anonymous
    Aug 04, 2013 @ 13:52:12

    Love the blog! You have been getting it down I see. The pillow is lovely. What are you selling it for? I have an Esty account, but I have yet to really use it. My cousin likes hers.


    • bittygirl51
      Aug 04, 2013 @ 18:37:46

      Thanks, Sheri. I am a “writer wannabe” just never seem to find the time to start that novel. I believe the pillow is listed for Buy It Now of $39.95. You are welcome to check me out on E-bay at


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