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« Reply #10 on: August 03, 2006 02:48:42 AM »

floresita,

That is just beautiful!  I love the flowers, great color and chunky.  I'm sure whoever you give it to will adore it. 
Personally, I'd be too afraid to use the pillow case.  Woudln't want to ruin such a pretty thing.  Are embroidered pillows more for show or for actual use?

I MUST learn embroidery, but I have no idea where to begin.  Sad

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« Reply #11 on: August 03, 2006 04:38:35 AM »

sweet birdies in a classic them...

Six strands as suggested or wool thread? The chunky stitches are very sweet with these 'sweet' birdies...I also agree with tejer about the pinstriped cases - I love that sort of subtle touch...
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« Reply #12 on: August 03, 2006 06:36:39 AM »

Beautiful projects like that are what made me want to learn embroidery.
Thanks for sharing.


Thank you so much!  You are too kind!   Wink

I've embroidered enough pillow cases so I'm never without one that I've hand embroidered.  I try to keep them all to a sleepy-time theme too, just to keep with the bed-time vibe Smiley

Oh, I am so impressed (and a little less ashamed of how addicted I am)  Cheesy  I love the idea of sleeping on something I made myself, too... Smiley

I made a bunch of pillowcases recently too--they do make great gifts, but I'm sad to not have one for myself yet. Smiley

I think you should definitely make one for yourself!  Then you can put a lot of time and care into it - because you know you'll appreciate it!  Grin

Adorable!  I like how chunky your stitches are.  Do you use all 6 threads of the floss?

Thank you!  Yes I do use all 6 strands (an idea I got from the Jenny Hart book - it had never occurred to me before!)  For little details I use 2-4 strands.

floresita,

That is just beautiful!  I love the flowers, great color and chunky.  I'm sure whoever you give it to will adore it. 
Personally, I'd be too afraid to use the pillow case.  Woudln't want to ruin such a pretty thing.  Are embroidered pillows more for show or for actual use?

I MUST learn embroidery, but I have no idea where to begin.  Sad

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You're too sweet - thank you! Smiley  I would love for the pillowcases I make to be used every day - I am in the "love it to death" school of thought when it comes to handmade things...  Embroidery actually holds up really well in a wash, depending on how fragile your stitches are and you make sure not to wash it with things that might snag it.

Okay, I have to suggest Jenny Hart's Stitch-It Kit - that's where I got the pillowcase bug to begin with.  Everything you need to start is in there, the directions are clear, and you get oodles of cool patterns... and it's SO CHEAP on Amazon! 

Six strands as suggested or wool thread? The chunky stitches are very sweet with these 'sweet' birdies...I also agree with tejer about the pinstriped cases - I love that sort of subtle touch...

Hi Mary Bell - yes, I used all 6 strands of floss... I've been tempted to try wool but I'm scared it would be too scratchy...

Thank you Mandyhello (and share your projects with us - I'm sure you've got something great cooking...)

And thanks WeeWah! You guys are all so nice, I love sharing projects here! Smiley

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« Reply #13 on: August 03, 2006 10:03:42 PM »

Just a thought...I don't know about your water, but my inlaws have a soft water and I have hard water.  (They live in the country and don't have 'city water')  My MIL just shakes the wrinkles out and lays her t-shirts out flat to dry...they come out wrinkle free!  I, on the other hand have wrinkles in everything but my polyesters (yay Freedom Fabric!) even if I pull them straight from the washer or dryer.  My aunt, who lives near me has the same problem.  So I'm thinking that it's the hard water.

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