Thursday, June 19, 2014

Rose Vine Pillowcase Done!

This was a very enjoyable project! The stitching went quickly and I didn't work on it everyday. Here are a few close ups.

This pillowcase brand was really nice to stitch, which means I will be looking into acquiring another set or two in the near future. By the way,... what do you consider 'percale' to be? I've seen 100% cotton bed linens and poly/cotton blend ones with this 'percale' description.
Now a few photos of the back ;-).

Here is the post where I talked about this pillowcase embroidery beginnings. The only thing I changed was working the stems with two strands of embroidery thread instead of three. This was my very first embroidered pillowcase and I can assure you that it will not be my last. Below are the beginnings of my second one :-).

The pattern is courtesy of floresita's transfers on Flickr. I did some changes for it to suit my taste and size of pillowcase. Will definitely post updates!
Enjoy your weekend!


PS: Just sharing that www.colonialpatterns.com sent an email few days ago with a 10% coupon code for everything in their website, valid until midnight tomorrow June 20th, no minimum amount purchase. If you don't have it, perhaps you could call or request the code by email. I was tempted to posted here but not sure if that was ok with Colonial Patterns.

15 comments:

  1. Beautiful!! Front and back! That's something I've struggled with ~ keeping the back presentable ~ but I'm learning. Your stitches are so even and almost look like beads; is that because you use three strands of thread?

    I'm really enjoying your blog and seeing your work! I'm 73 years old, and still learning from you younger ladies.

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    1. Awww, Thanks! *blushing*
      Not sure why the stitches may look that way. This time I did used 3 strand for the roses. I like to change my embroidery needle according to how many strands I'll be stitching with, always "strip" my thread. I try to make short/small stitches but not too short/small and I do my best to go back with the needle in the same spot where the last stitch came out.
      I'm so glad you are enjoying it here :-)!

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  2. Very, very pretty! What threads did you use, they look like they might be DMC Color Variations. I love the colors you chose.

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    1. Thanks! Yes, they are. DMC Colors Variations no.4110 and no.4070.

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  3. I love your beautiful stitching, the variegated thread is lovely too. Such a beautiful project!

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  4. Your embroidery is beautiful! I love embroidered pillowcases.

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    1. Thanks :-)! I'm looking forward to stitching my 2nd one.

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  5. These are wonderful! I love the variegated floss you chose, it seems to make all of the stitching glow, gorgeous!

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    1. Thanks! Variegated floss adds interest, which makes it fun to stitch with.

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  6. out of everything i've embroidered, the pillowcases i've done are my favorite.
    glad to see you are still actively stitching, i haven't picked up a needle and thread in ages.

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    1. HA! Yes! You are a good guesser!

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  7. So excited! Can't wait to see your Calla lilies pillowcase in progress! :)

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    1. Thanks! Very kind of you to share the pattern!

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