I counted up the pillowcases I need as well as the ones I have made and have a good idea of what I need to make before Thanksgiving.
Thanksgiving, you ask?
I was thinking I would mail these out around Thanksgiving so the niece-phews could use them throughout the Christmas holiday. We’ll see.
Here is the grand total of what I need:
- SIL#1: 4 kids, 2 spouses/SOs
- 3rd oldest nephew + SO
- Oldest niece + SO
- Nephew (not sure where he falls in the order)
- Youngest niece
- SIL#2: 3 kids, 1 spouse, 2 great niece-phews
- Oldest nephew + spouse + 2 kids
- 2d oldest nephew
- middle of the pack nephew
- BIL #1: 1 kid
- 3rd youngest nephew
- SIL#3: 2 kids
- Middle niece
- middle of the pack nephew – 4th youngest (??)
- BIL #2: 2 kids
- 2d youngest nephew
- Youngest nephew
Grand Total: 17 pillowcases needed
This does not count The Young Man. Not sure whether to include him or not. I am thinking of sending him a pillowcase per month when he goes to college. It might be the only time he changes his pillowcase. (EEWWW!).
Now, the thing is that I made 3 pillowcases for the littlest nephews a few years ago. They should still have theirs, but it somehow seems unfair to leave them out. I was also thinking of giving them the designs above. They are close in age and often play together. I would give the 2 that are the closest in age (different families) the top two and then the littlest nephew the bottom one. I want them to know which are theirs, so I don’t want to duplicate the designs.
Still if I give those three away when they have already gotten them, I have to make three more.
I think the Halloween pillowcase needs to go to the youngest niece. It just seems like her and I wonder if she will notice that it is not Christmas. Since I would be giving them out together, she will probably notice and think I am odd. Perhaps she will get two.
Finally, this one is flannel and nice and cuddly, except for the cuff. It is also fairly staid. Not sure who will get this. Perhaps a spouse?