It is now several months since our discussion about pillowcase styles in Australia and North America. I have now finished Vanessa and Victoria, the two ruffled pillowcases I bought from Herrschners at the same time as the others and put aside to embroider as birthday presents for my twin granddaughters. Their birthday is drawing near and I have been looking for easy projects to slip in while preoccupied with my family history blog and building work.
The pillowcases come ready-made and printed. Part of the printing is designed to remain after it is embroidered. This is very like 'fancy work' of my youth - no hoop, stem stitch and satin stitch.
Victoria is the green-toned one.
Vanessa is mauve-toned.
These are not the most exciting presents in the world, but I think the girls will enjoy going to sleep with their heads on these pillows and I have enjoyed the simplicity of embroidering them.