A few months ago I was visiting my aunt in Hadley where Elaine's Quilty Shoppe is located. While there I acquired instructions for making quick pillowcases. What is nice about this pattern is there are no showing seam allowances, and no hand sewing. The options are endless when designing with different fabrics and trims.
I rescued this flowering cactus last winter from a slow death of dehydration. It had been abandoned in a kitchen sink and it could not hold its own branches up. In the summer I put it outside in the shade. And when the weather gets to 40 degrees I bring it inside to sit it on a cool window sill. I think it likes me.