by parkermom 29 Dec 2019

I have wanted to make my two daughters something that they can hang on to, and haven't managed to do it until this year. I made them each a set of pillowcases, and I used the same design, only with different colors. One daughter is a redhead, and her colors were shades of coral. The other daughter is dark-haired so I chose navy and pink. They were laundered and ironed, but folding them up for wrapping made them wrinkly, so these are the best photos I could get.

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by toogie 04 Jan 2020

Oh these are lovely. They look vintage which I like so much. Beautiful.

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by Sewmum1 31 Dec 2019

They are beautiful. I love the reasons behind the colours. They will cherish them always

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parkermom by parkermom 31 Dec 2019

Thank you. I know that the ones that I have are cherished very much. As for colors, it is difficult for us redheads to find colors that are pretty on us. My younger daughter who is dark haired has that skin that looks pretty on every color. It’s hard not to be a little jealous.

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by dailylaundry 30 Dec 2019

Very very pretty!! I bet they loved them!

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parkermom by parkermom 30 Dec 2019

They did love them! Thank you.

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by shirley124 30 Dec 2019

Lovely. Hugs

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parkermom by parkermom 30 Dec 2019

Thank you. They really seemed to like them

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by cantab 30 Dec 2019

Very nice Happy New Year

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parkermom by parkermom 30 Dec 2019

Thank you, and happy New Year to you also!

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by dilceia 30 Dec 2019

wonderful

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parkermom by parkermom 30 Dec 2019

Thank you--choosing the colors were the hardest

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by asterixsew Moderator 30 Dec 2019

Beautiful work and your daughters are very lucky to receive these

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parkermom by parkermom 30 Dec 2019

Thank you. I'm lucky to have my daughters so it works well for all of us!

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by crafter2243 Moderator 30 Dec 2019

Well done. Now your daughters have something to hang on to. I am sure they are going to love them.

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parkermom by parkermom 30 Dec 2019

Thank you. I just remember being a kid and seeing how much people valued embroidered linens. So the idea has been sitting at the back of my brain for a long time.

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by noah 30 Dec 2019

Awesome u do excellent work hugs xx

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parkermom by parkermom 30 Dec 2019

Thank you. For these, it was a labor of love.

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by jenne 30 Dec 2019

very pretty.

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parkermom by parkermom 30 Dec 2019

Thank you. They both said that they loved them.

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by dragonflyer 30 Dec 2019

Lovely! My MIL was an impeccable hand embroidery expert...she embroidered a set of sheets and pillow cases as a wedding present for us...when the sheets wore out, I cut off the hand embroidery....I couldn't bear to lose it...

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parkermom by parkermom 30 Dec 2019

I hope that’s how my girls feel when I’m gone. (Although it’s machine embroidery so not really an heirloom)

TinkMB by TinkMB 30 Dec 2019

Yes they are an heirloom because your time, thoughts, attention to detail, and love went into them.

parkermom by parkermom 31 Dec 2019

You are right. I have a hard time not undervaluing what I do. I was raised to not be prideful about my work, but I think my mind has taken that too far. That would be a good goal for me—to accept praise and to be proud of myself. I wonder how other areas of my life would change if I did that.

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by graceandham 30 Dec 2019

Lovely designs and stitching.

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parkermom by parkermom 30 Dec 2019

Thank you. They loved them

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by blueeyedblonde 30 Dec 2019

Nice job!
Love th bow underneath!

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parkermom by parkermom 30 Dec 2019

That’s my favorite part too!

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