Thursday, February 3, 2011

X-Stitch Pillowcases

I finally completed a set of pillowcases I have been working on.

While working on the pillowcases I only see a little bit at a time.

It always amazes me how pretty it looks when I take it out of the hoop.

And once it is washed and the print is removed it is even prettier.

And the colors become so much more vibrant.

They are very cheerful.

And will brighten someones pillow.

I just had to see what they looked like on the pillow.

And they definately brighten up the room.

So onward I go onto my next set of pillowcases with butterflies and flowers.

Hopefully I will complete them a lot quicker than I completed these :)

I am joining Cindy at "My Romantic Home" for Show & Tell Friday

And Krista at "While He Was Napping" for While He Was Napping


And Lori at "be different...act normal" for Show & Tell Saturday


  1. They are lovely. My great aunts gave my mother pillowcases that they had made and cross stitched. I remember, as a little girl, loving having them on my pillows because they were so much prettier than the plain ones that came with the sheet sets.

  2. Dear Alana,

    These are absolutely lovely! You did such a beautiful job...what precious heirlooms you have created! I just love this type of craft...they add such a special old fashioned touch to your home. I know how much time and work went into deserve a big round of applause!

    Have a blessed day!

  3. Beautiful work! I used to do some embroidery when I was younger, but let it slip from my hobbies for some unknown reason. You have reminded me how embroidery can really transform an everyday thing like a pillow case into a treasured keepsake.

  4. So beautiful. I have a set my aunt did for my mother's wedding gift. Your stitches are so even--I envy that!

  5. Dear Alana,
    They are simply stunning. I love the colours and choice of pattern.
    So very beautiful!!!!!!!
    God Bless

  6. The pillowcases are lovely....I still have a few sets from my Grandmother that I cherish...

  7. They're so pretty. I've never tried my hand at cross-stitch though I have embroidered on occasion.

  8. Oh Alana they are really beautiful!!
    So feminine and such pretty colours.
    You are a very talented needlewoman my friend.
    Your cross-stitching is fabulous :-)

  9. This is lovely. I am hosting a Giveaway on my blog. Would love for you to stop by. hugs Anu

  10. How beautiful these pillowcases are. Wonderful work!

  11. Debi - Thank you. I think you sleep so much better with pretty pillowcases.

    Laura - Thank you so much. They were fun to do.

    threedogsinagarden - Thanks! It is the one hobby I seem to keep going back to.

    Pamela - Thank you for your kind complement.

    Gae - Thank you. The colors just seem to brighten up the room.

    Blessings - I have a set from my hubby's grandmother as well. They are treasures.

    Like sunshine in the home - I do both but seem to have doing more x-stitch lately.

    Trish - Thank you so much for your kind words :)

    Anu - Thank you for stopping by :)

    Olga - Thank you so much!



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