mspt: make something pretty today – pillowcases

I made two of these, whew, what a lot of work.

Still, I was glad of being able to sit around and keep my hands busy. These turned out so pretty.

I kept the color palette limited so the design wasn’t too complicated, but with enough variation that the result wasn’t cartoonish.

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The variegated purple above worked out terrific; I’m always suspect about why anyone would buy variegated, but I picked up more in other colors for other projects after trying it for this. It makes the color changes in those flowers so simple.

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I still don’t know how to crochet, so I picked up some cotton lace at JoAnns to complete the project. Yep, I made TWO of these.

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photos through the window

These were taken as a remembrance of how the landscape changes….

Idaho

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Utah

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Wyoming

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The McDonald’s in Laramie had saddle seats for the kids, hee hee.

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That’s not a fence, it’s a snow break.

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Nebraska. I don’t know what the sign says, but what an entrance. (And no shortage of bugs on that windshield!)

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Nebraska has an Oregon, which I found amusing.

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A lot of farmland is still underwater, and not planted.

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Kansas City, Oklahoma

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Missouri

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Arkansas

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