Sunday, May 28, 2006

Memory for Stash Sunday

Memory of Mum
Originally uploaded by lasassone.
Going through some drawers today I found a small stack of embroidered pillowcases and I think this is one of the last sets my Mum embroidered, crocheted and gave to me. They are yellowed from storage as I have not wanted to use them. Even if I did we have king sized pillows now and these wouldn't fit as they are standard size.

The Stash Sunday group wanted a memory for today's posting. Right away I thought I MUST still have a set of her pillowcases somewhere, so I went on a hunt. Her crocheted edgings were usually her own unique design and very delicate.

I have some pairs of pillowcases to make for all 7 of my grandchildren when the time is right and they have a need. Unfortunately they are poly/cotton blend cases and not the nice 100% cotton ones Mum used to buy at the dimestore. I will soon have to start the first set as our eldest grand will be 18 next April.

I guess the grands will appreciate the poly/cotton blend since they don't have these for comparison. They may not have to iron theirs. However, I will try to remember to show them how to press the back of the embroidery over a terry towel to make it stand out! That was my first household chore Mum taught me when I was about 6 or so. The iron scared me a lot at first, but over the years I and my iron have bonded well!


Pam Kellogg said...

These are beautiful Louanne! I have some with bonnet girls that have crocheted skirts on them. My mom made them for me a few years back. I could never sleep on them! Instead, I have them on "pillowshams" which are on the bed only for display!

piney cq said...

What treasures you have, Lou Anne! Gorgeous! They'd be wonderful worked into a wall hanging for yourself or some other special project! I'm glad to know i'm not the only one who makes the heirloom gifties for the grands! Nice tradition!

norththreads said...

soaoThese are fab!!