Friday, October 9, 2009

Is that embroidery?

I did this over the summer and just never got around to blogging about it. So, this summer's day found me with the urge to embroider a new set of pillowcases (because it's been a while since my bed has seen any new ones.) And after a massive search through all my patterns and pre-printed sets, Goldilocks just couldn't find anything. So off to Michael's at 7:30 in the evening, because NOTHING else would do.


I found these. And they were JUST RIGHT. Not too complex. Not too frilly. Sweet colors. And quickly stitched the first one up as soon as I got home. And alas! The need for embroidery was filled and so poor Goldilocks' Hubby must rest his head on a plain pillowcase.


Please don't look at my satin stitches too closely (or judge me too harshly!) They have always been a thorn in my side. But I did read some helpful tips in an embroidery book at the library and so will give them a try the next time around.

It's Friday! Have a Happy One!!!

22 comments:

Kathy A. said...

I think you did a lovely job on those pillow cases.

Annie said...

Very cheery pattern. Your stitches look fine to me.
Poor DH.. a plain pillowcase is just so, so boring!

anniebeez said...

I love these! I also have the urge to do some old fashioned surface embroidery once in a while! Next to cross stitch its almost instant gratification!

JOLENE said...

I love your little pincushion with the scissors on it!!!! Way cute!! You are so talented and I hope your dear hubby now rests his head on these beautiful pillowcases.....

Hazel said...

I really like your pillow cases. Do you just have a plain white bedspread that they go with or do you embroider the bed sheet too? I'd quite like to have a go at that. I did embroider some jeans for my little girl once. x

Cole said...

It's a cold, dark day here today, it's wonderful to see such cheerful colors! Very pretty :)

Deb said...

I think tht your pillow cases are perfect!!!

Sadie said...

Such pretty colours. I have always fancied trying my hand at embroidery, maybe one day :-)
Have a great weekend x

Jan said...

I think it is beautiful! Boy this sure takes me back, makes me want to go and get some and make my own! Wish there were more hours in the day!!

I love that lil pillow with the alphabet and scissors at the top...was that a complimentary design by someone online? It seems familiar, just can't place it! Thanks, Staci!

Nancy said...

Beautiful pillowcases Staci! I have some vintage linens stamped for embroidery that I want to do SO bad, but they'll have to wait I'm afraid. I look at your pillowcases you have shown on your blog for inspiration!

Melissa said...

Your work looks great, Staci! The design is very cheery and pretty too.

valerie said...

Great little pillowcase...love the colors! One day...I will try doing one...one day!

Tracey said...

They are very nice!! My grandma has embroidered two sets for us. I love them.

nima said...

wow..very pretty....i love this delicate , simple pattern

kimstitch3 said...

I love your embroidering. I havent done embroidery since I was 12 or 13. My grandma bought me some pot holders and some other stuff and I embroidered. That was about all I did , I did a few projects and then never any more needlework till I was 25 yrs old and now I will be going on 40.cross stitch is still my passion, althoughI"m self taught and not very good.lol

Karen said...

Love the colors..very pretty.

Old Yankee Stitcher said...

How cute and all in one evening. Congrats on the fast finish, CJ ok;-)

Ranae said...

Very pretty pillowcases, love the colors.

Margaret said...

Beatuiful. Staci I'm loving this everyday catch up and seeing what your diligent and productive hands have to show. Well done
I hope you have a great weekend

doris said...

Your embroidery reminds me of the pillowcases my mom and grandma did so many years ago. Very pretty. And I love the heart-with-scissors pin cushion in your basket.

Theresa said...

They are perfect!!!!!

Marie said...

I just love embroidered pillow slips. I just bought a bunch of white ones so that I could do just that! Yours are lovely. Just perfect!!