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Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Keep the Embroidery

I can't resist beautiful embroidered pieces. I can't stand to let a great work of art go to waste just because there is a hole or stain on the linen. This adorable hand embroidered heart used to be part of a vintage pillowcase. There was major damage right smack in the middle and no way to hide or repair it, so I cut off the embroidered part and made it into a Christmas stocking.
I used a mixture of vintage items and new fabric. I know that these stocking are found all over the place, but since I hadn't made one before, I was pretty proud (I made this one two or three years ago)

The inside is lined with pink and white cotton gingham and trimmed with a white cotton ruffle.

The back is an older, though not quite vintage machine embroidered fabric.

Check out the tiny embroidered roses. Aren't they cute!

My favorite part of this whole stocking is the rhinestone button sphere on the very end. I've made several stockings since this one and all of them had vintage embroidery on them. I even made a pair using "his" and "hers" pillowcases. If I ever find the pictures, I'll post them.
Patricia :o)


Barbara Jean said...

and great idea for repurposing.


barbara jean

Tales From My Empty Nest said...

Beautiful stocking!! Love & blessings from NC!

Anonymous said...

Patricia, I love the stocking! what a great idea too....I love pink and roses, anytime they are together it's pure beauty!...have a nice night. Hugs, Jennifer

GardenofDaisies said...

This is really pretty! I'm always glad when pieces that are old and worn get a new life instead of just thrown away!

BeautifulDees said...

I love your blog, I will take your advise and put my moms dish cloths in my kitchen, watch my blog for my post, as I would like to mention you.How clever that stocking is,I want one!!!
Love Ya,Debbie

Ninu said...

too cute..great idea too.. i love all your collections..

~Becca~Bluebird Rose said...

Wow, your stocking reminds me SO much of a pretty pair I bought on eBay a couple of years ago. And.... they are "his" and "hers". Did you happen to sell the ones to which you referred?
I make stockings too, but they were so adorable, I couldn't resist. They hang in our bathroom at Christmastime.

Paris Atelier said...

Okay, so, so CUTE! I love this idea. You are so creative and your talents are boundless. I cherish the moments we've spent together being creative. This stocking is adorable.

Kendall at Finesse Your Nest said...

Hi there! Thanks so much for visiting my blog. So nice to meet a fellow Texas blogger! I'm following you now.

Your little embroidered stocking is such a cute idea! I'll be back to visit soon!


Crystal Rose Cottage said...

That's a great idea and it turned out so pretty! No sense throwing away the pretty part if the rest is damaged!~Patti

Linda said... you vintage linen's very PRETTY! Hop over and enter my CASH GIVEAWAY...I think you will like it:) Also you might want to read my post "COTTAGE CHARM" will see why i'm in love with your PRETTY stocking!


Linda said...

This is so pretty....a perfect first..hugs, Linda

too Blessed to Stress said...

Oh. My. WORD!!!! I am so in love with this :) can't even find enough smileies and exclamation points to express how cute this is :) love the gigham!

Thanks for entering giveaway day three! Hope you'll enter again tomorrow. And I can't even tell you how happy I am to learn that tilapia can be cooked frozen! I love tilapia so much, but often forget to unthaw. Can't wait to try your recipe!

sending hugs your way,
~ Emily N. from "too Blessed to Stress"

Kendall said...

Thanks for the side-bar shout-out!!

Eggs In My Pocket / Yesteryear Embroideries said...

So lovely! I agree.........don't throw it away......give it a new life! blessings,Kathleen

Anonymous said...

Hi, i just love the stocking, it's so pretty.I love linens, and i buy them even if they are stained!!I soak mine in oxyclean, and that gets the stains out....Kathy

Molly @ A Bit O' Shine said...


Debbi said...

I tell ya, "rescued linens" are my middle name! I can't stand to see that old beautiful work go to waste.
I stitch up tons of this type of stocking (lots of other things) all year, it is so rewarding to give new life to these forgotten treasures.
Your creation is just stunning!

Gina E. said...

Ditto to all the above - you are indeed very creative, Patricia! I wish I could remember all the wonderful things I see on people's blogs. I guess I should start writing things down in a book!

satya said...

Greatl...amazing, i was looking for something like this and i found it..thank you car rent in pune