I have such fond memories of embroidered pillowcases!
When I was growing up, my grandmother always displayed her best embroidered pillowcases on the beds in her 2 guest rooms. I had the priviledge of sleeping on those very special pillow cases once I became "old enough" to stay over.
My older sister's birthday is next month and I pondered a long time about what to give her.
A few weeks ago I found a Herrschners catalog in my mailbox and the memories of my grandmother came flooding back.
Once I discovered kits for embroidered pillow cases inside - I knew I had to place an order. Making a set of these pillowcases would be the perfect, sweetly nostalgic gift for my sister.
I chose the Spring Violet pattern because it said "quick and easy" to make. Just 2 simple embroidery stitches and french knots. I decided to ignore the color chart and use threads I know my sister would like. BEST PART.... the ink pattern dissapears in water once you finish stitching it.
And sew it begins - I was able to stitch this portion of the stems in less than 30 minutes. I'm hoping it will only take me a couple of weekends to complete this set for her.
I'll definately share a "finished" photo before I ship them off to her.