A few months ago I shared photos of some of the beautiful aprons my grandmother had embroidered.
I was just given a couple sets of pillow cases she had done as well.
I had to choose from about 10 pair and it was not an easy choice!
I knew she did beautiful work, but did not fully appreciate her skills until I recently began my journey in embroidery. The stitching is so tiny and precise. She also crocheted the edges. We both shared a love of lavender color so I decided to pick that one. I also love roses, so maybe the choice wasn't so tough. She had also embroidered so really elaborate tablecloths. I would love to be able to sit with her now and embroider and learn more about her. The bottom two photos are back views of her work.
Do you have some special pieces that have been passed down to you? I hope you enjoy them as much as I cherish these.