Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Pillow Talk

I love this movie. I love it so much that I own it, thanks to my best kindred spirit girlfriend, who years ago noticed that I was checking it out so often from the library that she wanted to save me the trip and gave it to me for my birthday.

And what's better than watching it myself is watching it with other people who've never seen it, which is what I did with some girlfriends a couple of weeks ago. It's my trusty go-to movie when I don't know what I'm in the mood to watch. Imagine your typical predictable, goofy, cheesy romantic comedy, circa 1959. What's your go-to flick?

On a similar topic but without the "cheese," I'm taking the 1 Million Pillowcase Challenge. Local participating quilt shops will take your donated handmade pillowcases to give to foster children, nursing home residents, battered women's shelters and cancer patients. The goal is 1 million pillowcases donated by the end of this year. There are free pillowcase patterns on the site to download, and here are the ones I put together: The ruffle ones are quicker to put together than the pieced ones, so I made three of those and one of each of the other two patterns. What a great way to use up my stash! I only had to purchase three pieces of fabric for three of the pillowcase bodies. It took me about an hour to do each one, including cutting, sewing and stopping to referee the kiddos.

So, why pillowcases? Imagine being away from home, losing your home, or not having a home. And imagine receiving a simple pillowcase that is unique and unlike any other, just like you. It's soft, comforting, beautiful, and it's YOURS. So consider sharing the love by participating.

Make a pillowcase, make a difference.


  1. Love that movie and love your pillowcases even more. They are beautiful! I will go and download the pattern and see if I can get one under my belt. Maybe more if it turns out fun.

  2. I love that movie too! - but its been ages since I've seen it. Thanks for sharing this great idea! I think it will be a wonderful activity for YW. Your pillowcases are beautiful!

  3. I love your pillowcases, Jen--I get that magazine as well, so maybe I can look through it again and make some. You always inspire me!!!