This was a little pillowcase I made for my secret sister one year. She really likes dragons, as well as the colors purple, black, and orange.
I've made a few of these snowman wall hangings. I think the redwork is the right color choice, and that the use of multiple colors would have detracted from it.
I've probably shared pictures of all of these at one time or another, but oh well. :)
In the last couple of years I've also been making and embroidering handkerchiefs. I got a rolled hem foot for my sewing machine, and that's made quite a difference from hemming them by hand. They're not perfection like you'd get in the store, but I like the personal touch it gives. Some are embroidered in the center, others in the corner or on the bottom. There have been butterflies, birds, and initials, as well as one with a nautical theme. I gave several to friends for little Christmas presents, and they've gone to my HGTV secret sisters, as well as the 12 Days of Christmas swap. Some have gone to friends who have experienced a loss, whether health or a loved one. Here's the poem I wrote that I tuck inside.
I’m a little square of cotton,
a humble gift indeed.
I’m always at your service
in any time of need.
Perhaps you have a sniffle,
or need to shed a tear,
or even just to wipe your glasses.
That’s okay. I’m here.
Every stitch that touched me
was placed with you in mind.
“May God’s blessings be upon you,
dear sweet friend of mine.”
That's it for now. Happy Friday!