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Embroidered Pillow Cover for Home

Happy Thanksgiving, dear friends. I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving (and a wonderful weekend to those non-US readers too). We spent the day with friends and of course eating too much food. It was a classic Indian celebration: curries and koftas, conversation about movies, cacophonic games, more food and then to home to sweet slumber.

For sweet slumber, some good pillows with pretty covers are required. So, I have hand embroidered two pillowcases last week. The design is store bought, printed on the fabric and it is a cross stitch and embroidery combination. The stitches are not perfect but I love how pristine and peaceful the pillows look with the new covers.

Embroidered Pillow Cover for Home

16 Comments

  • By Madhu, November 29, 2009 @ 5:39 pm

    Hand embroidery, that takes lots of time I guess, you are very talanted. Looks very beautiful on white pillow covers.

  • By mona, November 29, 2009 @ 6:36 pm

    Beautiful! I love hand embroidery, used to do a lot of it before marriage while I was in Hyderabad. Gives immense satisfaction and I find it therapeutic, what about you Indira?

  • By DK, November 29, 2009 @ 7:24 pm

    Hand crafted Pillows! Cool!

    My father used to say “The best sleep comes to those who utilize the day in perfect harmony and do hard work – only on top of that will a person get peaceful sleep”

    It must indeed be peaceful lying on top of your hard work Indira (pun intended!)

    Design looks simple and elegant! Perfect

  • By subhadra, November 29, 2009 @ 9:30 pm

    Lovely work.. the design, colors, combination everything seem perfect..

  • By Supriya, November 29, 2009 @ 10:31 pm

    Beautiful! Lovely, colorful design and very neat work. Hope you had a g8 thanksgiving weekend.

  • By Nirmala, November 30, 2009 @ 12:38 am

    Lovely!

  • By Ranjan, November 30, 2009 @ 5:13 am

    Indira, sounds like you had a wonderful Thanksgiving. Love the colours in your Embroidery, really peaceful.

  • By Usha, November 30, 2009 @ 7:51 am

    Really beautiful. The colors have come together very well. How long did it take you to finish one ? Tempting me to try my hand in embroidery.

  • By vani, November 30, 2009 @ 8:55 am

    This looks really nice and very beautiful. Where did you buy the printed pillow covers? I am thinking of trying on. Please let me know.:)

  • By Priya, November 30, 2009 @ 8:28 pm

    Ive done hand embroidery some years back when i was crazy about it..:)..could understand how much effort, precision and patience it takes to complete one. Job well done Indra. marvelous work.

  • By Indira, November 30, 2009 @ 8:39 pm

    Thanks friends for your pleasant notes on my embroidered pillows.

    Mona: I agree. Santrupti and santhosham, that is what I get from needlework.

    Usha: 3 days each.

    Vani: from Hobby Lobby.

  • By Mamatha, November 30, 2009 @ 11:28 pm

    Beautiful Indira! I agree hobbies are very therapeutic indeed. Inspired by Nupur’s work, I started crocheting last year, only wish I had more time to do it.

  • By Sandhya, December 1, 2009 @ 9:43 am

    Indira, u r a brilliant, creative lady…what a pleasure it is to regularly visit your website…thanks for sharing ur work.

  • By kamalabhoopathy, December 4, 2009 @ 12:16 pm

    Lovely design and colour combination. I love hand embroidery very much.

  • By Manasa, December 11, 2009 @ 8:53 pm

    Hi Indira,

    It is good to be back on your website! Your hand embroidery pillows are just superb. It would be wonderful if you also post some instructions on how you did them.

    Thanks,
    –Manasa (once I posted Mango Shrikhand for JFI-Mango event)

  • By Pratibha, December 27, 2009 @ 8:12 pm

    Dear Indira, how lovely. I have always found embroidering to be an extremely serene actvity. Once the decisions on design and colours are taken, the stitching itself filled me with such quietness. I used to do it a lot when I was growing up, but now, not really! Seeing your post brought back those lovely memories!

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