Saturday, February 6, 2010

Embroidered Pillowcases

We will have a station break while my sister who arrived last night stays with Jeanine. I will update you on her condition later on tonight.

Probably about the time Jeanine had her kidney removed 12 years ago, I started this...

Embroidering a pillowcase, tea towels or a quilt block was an activity that I saw my mother do whenever she was waiting at hospitals or in the doctor's offices. She taught me and I love to do it also, but I rarely do it any other time except when I am waiting in hospitals or in doctor's offices. It takes me a long time to finish a project and this one had been buried in a huge pile in my bedroom in a corner of the room that was rarely looked at. I dug them out a few months ago.

But look at them now! With the time I have spent in the hospital the last 5 days, I have actually been able to finish the second case. The first was already done. The first is lying on the sheet, the other is actually on a pillow (I bet you could have figured that out without me saying a thing!)

Thanks for looking!


  1. Cute, cute! I embroidered some Christmas ornaments for the first time last month and it was really fun.

  2. So lovely, Betsy. This is a very "pioneer" woman thing to do.