I cannot count my day complete
'Til needle, thread and fabric meet.
~Author Unknown

Sharing a common thread with those who love the art of hand embroidery

Monday, April 22, 2013

Among the linens I have........... waiting to be embroidered,

I have quite a few pillowcases that are missing one of the pair.
I have been given these by friends and have picked up a few in shops along the way. Always looking for a match to make a pair with. However,

just one really does serve a purpose. Through the years, a friend will stop by to spend a few days..........a retreat to come to................
 away from the hurried pace of life.
I love to have embroidered guest towels in the bath,
embroidered napkins at the table,
and embroidered bed linens,
to make them feel welcome and special.

One guest only needs one pillowcase to rest on. So I always embroider these and stack them in the linen closet..........waiting for a friend to visit.

This pillowcase had such a lovely design, I could not resists taking needle and thread to it.
How about you?
Do you have a single pillowcase in need of embroidery?
Come on...........grab a needle and some floss............
get to stitching!
you might just have a friend to come visit one day!


Cindy said...

Very pretty. So glad to see those single pillowcases getting some love:) So far I have just done a very few sets. But I want to do more, they are such fun to embroider. Cindy

Celestina Marie said...

This is gorgeous. You always do incredible work.
Who would not feel special visiting you and enjoying a beautifully stitched pillowcase as this?
I love the design and love embroidered cases. I have many from my mom and grandma and those I have stitched too. In fact, I have a pair I am working on now all in black and white to go in my toile bedroom.

Wishing you a wonderful week.
Hugs, CM

Betty Lou said...

What a lovely welcome for your guests to have hand embroidered linens to greet them. It must make them feel so special, I know I would.

KathyB. said...

I LOVE the embroidery in your header ! Did you design it? Will you be embroidering the design again, will you sell me the design?

You truly are an artist with a needle and embroidery floss Kathleen.

Shami Immanuel said...

Lovely embroidered linens for your guests. Embroidery on white will always looks gorgeous.
Thanks for your lovely comment on my post of kamal kadai work saree.


Yesteryear Embroideries said...
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Yesteryear Embroideries said...

Thank you Kathy B. for asking about the Header. And yes, it is one of my designs. You also asked about the feather in a previous post.......yes, that is one of my designs as well. I am currently working on an embroidery design book in which these designs will be in. If you can wait a little longer, hopefully, I can get it publsihed. Someone else has approached me about selling my designs individually, and I am thinking on that. If I decide to do so, I will contact you. Thank you again, blessins, Kathleen

Preeti said...

Those pillow cases are lovely! :) I bought couple of plain ones few months back to embroider but they are sewed ones and it is not so comfortable to embroider on a sewed pillow cases.

Jessie said...

This is gorgeous !

lil red hen said...

Lucky guest, to be able to sleep on your beautiful pillowcase! And, come to think of it, I do have one pillowcase, stamped, waiting for floss. There just seems to never be enough time to do it all.

Karen said...

Beautiful pillowcase, love the embroidery! I think that those type cross stitch designs have such a wonderful nostalgic look to them!

Laurie said...

I've yet to embroider pillow cases, I guess I should give it a try after seeing all your beautifully stitched pieces!

janice15 said...

You know I have started two sets and never finished and I still have them and keep saying im gonna and haven't..but I'm on a finish up goal the things left behind and unfinished..I love this pillow case its lovely ..happy new week with love Janice

Prairie Patch Quilts said...

I have actually made this set. It is in storage right now; with so much of our other things. But, it made me smile to see yours and remember that I too have that same exact pattern. Of course; yours is so much better than mine! ;)

Anonymous said...

Kathleen, this is such a pretty pillowcase. I like the way you mixed the embroidery and cross stitch together on the sweet design...nice effect.

Oh, I do dream of the day that I have the kind of home that dear ones will enjoy coming and visiting..a place that says "welcome" and one in which they feel truly at home and comfortable in. I think it's nice that your home is like that.

Marianne xo

Marie said...

That is absolutely gorgeous! I love your embroidery used to make people feel welcome and special!