These pillowcases were stamped for embroidery and hemstitched ready for a crochet edging. My daughter found them in her mother-in-law's things when she passed away and asked me if I wanted them. Sure! (I received several unfinished sets and did finish one set a while ago for my daughter and son-in-law). Can you tell I like variegated threads?
This set I purchased at a thrift store ages ago. Since I'm working on finishing up a few rose themed quilts I figured I might as well finish up some rose themed pillowcases to match.
I probably should have used a smaller crochet hook to go with my #30 thread (11 instead of 8) but I can hardly see to crochet with an 11 hook. I think the edgings turned out just fine.
I picked up the #30 thread I used for the crochet and the crochet edging books at the thrift store long ago too. I'm finally getting around (now that I'm retired) to doing something with all those thrift store finds. I have several more sets to embroider that will probably go into the grandkids' hope chests.
And on a final note...one of my garden roses. Ahhhh...the scent!
Looking through rose colored glasses today and