My ongoing, escalating computer troubles came to a head today when the machine just plain died, right there on my desk. It didn’t make a final death groan, but I made some pretty loud sounds. Until the replacement arrives, I am using my husband’s laptop. It’s like walking to the corner in someone else’s shoes. You can get there, but it is not comfortable.
While the computer was in its terminal stages, I’ve wanted to share these pillowcases with you. They were a birthday gift for my precious daughter, made with love in every stitch. Rebecca is an amazing young woman, an incredible mother and wife, and the daughter anyone would love to have. She dreams big, so these big, silky, pima pillowcases against her pretty face should help facilitate those dreams.
Much as she likes bright colors, she requested neutral tones. Since they moved into their new home 17 months ago the walls have changed colors three times. So for her home dec style, neutral is good. Continue reading
Laurel, out of the pool and ready for birthday cake
Granddaughter Laurel recently celebrated her 10th birthday at a resort hotel. Five of her closest friends and a few mothers had a big time enjoying all the activities and amenities typical of a resort hotel.
For party favors, a pillowcase was embroidered for each girl. I have been reluctant to post these photos because there is sooooo much puckering in the embroidery. It was caused by operator error–my use of inadequate stabilizer. But the girls were absolutely non-judgemental and seemed to love their personalized gift.
six pillowcase party favors
When a friend is hurting or going through a difficult time, most women send a card or take that friend to lunch. But women who sew stitch something.
And as you know, I sew. Thus, when a dear friend was slammed hard and fast with a truckload of woes, I went to my beloved Brother Duetta (4500D) to offer some small measure of comfort and support. Continue reading
My grandchildren love having special holiday pillowcases. My personal favorite for bed linens is pima cotton, so I normally use pima for the pillowcase body and a seasonal or novelty cotton print for the contrasting hem.
Photo courtesy of Creative Needle magazine
Posted in home dec, machine embroidery, serger, techniques, turn tube hem
Tagged home dec, liberty of london tanna lawn, machine embroidery, magic hem, monogram pillowcase, pillowcase, turn tube hem