Thursday, March 26, 2009

Pillowcases

I was inspired by Staci’s pillowcases a while back and decided to give them a try~~ I picked a simple design cause I’ve never done this before, and although the original colors are beautiful, I used all red threads instead because I think they look so pretty on Staci’s works~ Plus I wanted to maybe make this a wedding gift, and red is the color for weddings in Chinese culture, so I thought it would be a good fit~

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Pattern: Bucilla Passion Flowers Pillowcase
Thread: DMC cotton floss
Completion Date: 03-15-2009

I think they turned out ok expect of my satin stitch!!!! The leaves are more forgiving but It is so difficult to stitch a perfect circle!!!! Mine looked more like lemons…… LOL I’ll need more practice for sure~~ This little design is so cute and so fun to do, I might keep this pair for myself and make another pair for my friend~

I’m feeling a bit heavy headed today, I hope I didn’t catch the cold that is floating around…… I’m going to make myself a nice pot of tea and do a bit of stitching~ Maybe that will help fight off this cold~

16 comments:

  1. I think they are just gorgeous :) Good job :)

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  2. Wow, what a great job you did! I'd never know these were your first if you hadn't said! Lovely work, Theresa.

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  3. I think they are great. I want to learn these pillowcases too! Did you do it freehand? I never would have believed it...they look perfect. I think I would need the pattern ironed on. I hope that you feel better soon!

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  4. Beautiful!!! Your stitching looks lovely and of course the red is stunning!!! I have a set of these in my stash...guess I better get busy, lol ;)

    Feel better soon!!!

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  5. Thank you all for your lovely comments~~

    Valerie, these pillowcases came pre-printed when I bought them, you can also trace the design on your own pillowcases with a water-soluble ink pen.

    They wouldn't look like this if they were not marked. I'm not that good!!! LOL

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  6. Well, you sure did a great job on the pillowcases! It looks wonderful.

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  7. They are absolutely amazing. Lots of Love Patti xxx

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  8. What a wonderful idea for a gift! You've given me an idea! And, I don't think your circles look like lemons--they turned out beautifully.

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  9. Great work, Theresa. I think the red on white is striking and lovely.

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  10. Oh my goodness - they are wonderful. Love Michelle x

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  11. Your pillows are soooo beautiful! I love the red on white. Congratulations on a great finish.

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  12. Hi Theresa, your pillowcases look so amazing! What a wonderful job you've done with them. There's endless ideas when it comes to needlework. I wouldn't blame you if you wanted to keep them yourself! :)

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  13. Hi Theresa, those pillowcases are wonderful. I've made some of those before for gifts, too. Now you've inspired me to make some for myself. Love the red!

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Theresa

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