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Baby pillow case

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Category Embroidery
Type Functional
Style Traditional, Whimsical, Cute
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What are you most proud of? I found this stamped pillowcase in some of my mother's 'sewing stuff'. She said she purchased it at a 'dimestore' in Oskaloosa, IA in 1940, several months before I was born. She never got around to embroidering it. I took it home, embroidered it, and have it in my collection of vintage linens. The pillowcase seam was 'off' a bit at the end, so I took the seam apart and resewed it so the ends matched perfectly.

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? You can purchase Aunt Martha's iron on transfers and make your own pillowcases very similar to this one.

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really pretty

06/30/2011 Flag

Beautiful work! Sheila

07/06/2011 Flag

She probably wanted you to completed when you were older,and you finally did ,and you really did a good job.

07/29/2011 Flag

The embroidery on this is adorable but the story is priceless - What a treasure!

08/29/2011 Flag

Dotty, this is so sweet. I purchased several kitchen iron-ons at a flea market in the 70s...still haven't used them. Guess I'd better get busy. Thank you for telling us your touching story.

11/05/2011 Flag

Thank you for your kind compliments. And yes, with winter coming on, it is th perfect time to "get out' those long lost embroidery projects. It is fun, and the results are so rewarding. Good luck on your projects.

11/05/2011 Flag