I just adore pretty embroidered projects. I’ve made quite a few myself and love the various stitches. It is such a soothing hobby.

Have you ever taken on an embroidery project?

Leanne’s House shows you her pretty embroidered flowers.
An absolutely lovely apron from Decor To Adore.

These pretty covered buttons are just altogether too stinkin’ cute by Isa Creative Musings.

 
Jane Brocket used embroidered pieces to make this quilt. 
 
This is one of my favorite photos of all time at the home of Sweet Cottage Dreams.
Fiberluscious had a cute idea. Love the embellished pins. 
 
Elegant and simply adorable by Isa Creative Musings. 
 
You can find my Embroiderery Pinterest board here.
 

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  1. All the pictures are beautiful and they bring back memories of my mother and both grandmothers. I learned to embroidery in the 50's but have not in years. You have given me inspiration. Thanks for sharing.

  2. I love cross stitching and embroidery! It is so very relaxing and as far as hobbies go, it is pretty inexpensive. Brenda, there are so many online sources for supplies and I would recommend purchasing a small, beginner or easy kit first.

  3. I do a little here and there but with just the simplest of stitches. Karen over at Quilts etc. just recently finished up a large piece called Winter Wonderland that she's been working on. It's is adorable! Later on she'll put log cabin quilt blocks around it…..I went and found the link to the post where she finished the blocks and sewed them together…it's here: http://karensquilting.com/blog/2015/07/lots-of-progress/

    I love all of these in your post ! Eye candy galore : )

  4. I love embroidery! I'm terrible at it but may just need to give it a try again.
    Brenda, remember when you decorated a lampshade for that contest? Well, I was in Homegoods and was surprised to see shades that looked very much like yours! VERY much like yours.

  5. I love embroidery and agree with you, that is so relaxing. I love all the pretty photo's you put up for this post. I think it's the sense of nostalgia that it brings for me.

  6. I have a lot of embrodery from my grandmas. I was thinking of making them into a quilt. But now that I saw the pillows! I haven't done any of this in ages. Us girls all learned to do this when we were kids

  7. I don't do embroidery but love to cross stitch.. Have stitched many Prairie Schooler Santas. I use them to decorate my Christmas tree. Sooo much fun.
    Would love to see some of your embroidery talent.
    Charlotte

  8. Always a treat to see vintage linen! Thank you for sharing Brenda. I enjoy drawing my own patterns then doing some relaxing with needle and pearle cotton thread of many colors. Easy peasy, and no tangled threads like the old floss ,,,separating threads is too frustrating for me.

  9. I used to do it a lot when I was younger..I recently bought an apron and decals at Walmart to work on so I need to get the iron and ironing board out this weekend to transfer the images so I can start stitching…

  10. These are all so pretty. The apron is almost too pretty to wear. I love embroidered things and used to do a bit years ago. I don't know if my arthritic fingers would let me do much now. That is a great idea the comment above said about white on white and being able to bleach. Never thought of that.

  11. Oh what lovely eye candy! I highly recommend finding some sort of handwork that you enjoy… I cross stitch, knit and quilt…I find time spent with a needle and thread is very relaxing. It keeps me sane… or what passes for that…LOL!

  12. These colors are just gorgeous. I am in love with all of these projects. It makes me want to redecorate everything in pastel colors…and learn to embroider!

  13. I took up embroidery again last year after decades. I find it relaxing and surprisingly quick. Mostly I make napkins – white on white are my favorite because they look so crisp and they can be bleached.

    I am going back now to pin each of your pics.

  14. I took up embroidery again last year after decades. I find it relaxing and surprisingly quick. Mostly I make napkins – white on white are my favorite because they look so crisp and they can be bleached.

    I am going back now to pin each of your pics.

  15. Oh Brenda, I have collected lots of embroidered table clothes, pillow cases and dresser scarves. I didn't know what to do with them, but the quilt it perfect! I am a quilter too. I can't wait to start putting it together. Thanks for sharing. I do embroidery, but my sister is better at it 🙂 Thank you for sharing these treasures.
    Clara

  16. Oh Brenda, I have collected lots of embroidered table clothes, pillow cases and dresser scarves. I didn't know what to do with them, but the quilt it perfect! I am a quilter too. I can't wait to start putting it together. Thanks for sharing. I do embroidery, but my sister is better at it 🙂 Thank you for sharing these treasures.
    Clara

  17. Beautiful finds for today Brenda! I used to embroider but gave it up. I found that I just couldn't sit still that long. I haven't done it in a while, but like you, may have to give it another try!

  18. I try to embroider every day. It's my form of relaxation. With three kids under 10 there is not a lot of stitching but if I can get a few stitches in, I'm a happy woman. I keep a small portable project in my handbag so if I am waiting even for five minutes, I'll take it out and have a little stitch!

  19. Oh gosh, you are inspiring me! Just what I need, more projects! But I love the examples. My mother used to embroider pillow cases for all of us at Christmas. That would be a nice tradition to bring back . . I love old embroidered pieces. So pretty!

  20. I guessed that was Hen House when I saw the photo! :O) I love embroidery, and all the photos you've shared are beautiful examples. I used to embroider in my teens, and almost everything I made was given away as gifts. I don't know, but I do think maybe it's an art that's been "asleep" for a long while. I think maybe some of us are afraid to try it because it seems more "artistic," but I remember it being pretty easy and working up quickly. I wonder if Walmart sells pillowslips and dresser scarves to embroider like the old 5 & 10 stores. You have inspired me, Brenda, except that I'm already dabbling in more than I can accomplish as it is. But then, what's one more! Enjoy your weekend. Bess

  21. Love the pincushion!! I would have trouble putting any pins in it because it is so beautiful! Both aprons are just adorable. So many lovely photographs of gorgeous handwork. Thanks for sharing all the embroidery!

  22. I love to embroider! I started a couple of projects that I work on in the evenings and on Sunday afternoons since I don't have papers to grade. 🙂 I'm not sure that I'm all that great at it, but I find it very relaxing. You found some great inspiration pictures, Brenda!

  23. I used to do it when I had a shop (long long ago and faraway ;)) My mother did it and I have pieces of hers and my paternal grandmother's which look like some of these photos. I really like that idea of making a quilt out of them, but I don't know if I would be able to cut them up like that. I also have a lot of crochet pieces that I pull out every now and again. All these things represent connections to times gone by, so even though I have no one to pass them on to, I still can't bring myself to alter them.

  24. My grandmother taught to to embroider, when I was about 8, then a neighbor helped me to become a lot better. My mother in law was an absolute expert in all kind of handwork. I have lots of thing she did, including a set of tea towels, and potholders with a sunbonnet sue pattern. I keep trying to think of a way to display them. Embroidery is so relaxing. Knitting is coming back , maybe embroidery will too. On Wednesday I thrifted a set of cowgirl transfers from the 50's. I think I will put them on aprons. You have given some great examples.

  25. My grandmother taught to to embroider, when I was about 8, then a neighbor helped me to become a lot better. My mother in law was an absolute expert in all kind of handwork. I have lots of thing she did, including a set of tea towels, and potholders with a sunbonnet sue pattern. I keep trying to think of a way to display them. Embroidery is so relaxing. Knitting is coming back , maybe embroidery will too. On Wednesday I thrifted a set of cowgirl transfers from the 50's. I think I will put them on aprons. You have given some great examples.

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