Thursday, January 12, 2012

New Year, New Blog!

Enough said.  I wasn’t getting along with my old blog and so I got rid of it.  So to kick this new blog off, I am going to share with you one of my favorite projects, my pink Southern Belle Pillowcases.  I blogged about these on the other blog, so if you read that blog, you will remember seeing them there.  But I want to write about them here since they are one of my all time favorite projects.  So here goes……….
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These were made using pink pima cotton and an iron on embroidery transfer.  I used DMC floss in a shade that matched the fabric and it took me about 3 weeks to complete the embroidery.  I approached this embroidery as as a sampler type of piece and used a variety of surface embroidery stitches, both as a learning experience and to practice stitches that I already knew.  Because of this, the pillow cases do not match because I didn’t necessarily use the same stitches in the second pillow case as I didn in the first one.  But since I made this a whitework type of project, you can’t really notice unless you look really close.
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I finished them off by crocheting a dainty shell edging on the edge of the pillowcase using a DMC pearl cotton that matches the thread that I used.  These have turned out to be one of my favorite pairs of pillow cases.  I am planning more and will post them when I finally get around to putting a project together.
Enjoy!
Hugs,  Merry Gay

1 comment:

  1. Very lovely work . I love your pillow case
    Joyce

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