Over the past couple of months I might not have been posting much but I’ve been working on two different sets of embroidered pillow cases. Lots of slow stitching involved.
One was an adaptation of the Home Sweet Home embroidery pattern from Clever Poppy. All finished and in the gift giving box.
For the mushroom pillow cases I used parts of different patterns and created a pattern for another set of pillow cases.
On a visit to the thrift store I found a pattern, a partly finished cross stitch item, embroidery floss, and about 20 plastic floss bobbins for $1. I couldn’t resist that bargain and when I got home I promptly removed the pattern and partly stitched material and put it back in the box to donate back to the thrift store. I don’t do cross stitch, so hoping they can sell it on to someone else.
Some of the tracing marks always show after the stitching is complete, but the heat from a hair dryer will get rid of them. As will a press with a hot iron.
All finished and pressed and in the gift giving box. I wonder who will get them?
I love how these ones turned out, and I would certainly use this pattern again.
Winter stitching has to be started now so it is on to another slow stitching project. Next up is another Clever Poppy pattern of Christmas trees.
I get lots of inspiration from other stitchers at Slow Sunday Stitching and appreciate all the visits and comments from there. Visit them and gather some inspiration for yourself.
I’m always looking for new patterns, and of course free is best, and this site gives you all kinds of needlework patterns (6 pages).