August 9 ~ Hand Sewing Photo of the Day

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Linen Pillows
By Émilie, Bloomsong

Émilie writes, “I embroidered these subtle words on my pillows model after my different moods… precious/refined/talkative…” She goes on to explain that because every word/thing in the french language is either male or female, “…My adjectives are female type; précieuse means precious (for a woman only).”

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85 Responses to August 9 ~ Hand Sewing Photo of the Day

  1. tara says:

    great idea. lovely colors.

  2. Addie says:

    I love the style of the writing itself! classic.

  3. Cindy says:

    I love to work with linen, these pillows are simple and elegant, very nice!!

  4. Brittney says:

    Maybe Ill try the same things in Spanish

  5. Kathy says:

    I love the simplicity of this!

  6. Rohaise says:

    I love this idea. So simple, but so effetive.

  7. How precious are those pillows! I can see them in my daughter’s room.

  8. jennsquared says:

    Wow. I really like this. Simple. I’m gonna adopt it for baby things!

  9. Cara says:

    I love linen, and the simplicity of the embroidery really compliments it.

  10. Grace says:

    Linen is such a wonderful fabric – these are great pillows.

  11. Veronica says:

    How cute. I love the simplicity of it.

  12. Mayya says:

    How inspiring and so unique 🙂

  13. Elizabeth says:

    Very subtle and a lovely touch 🙂

  14. Sarah says:

    These are adorable! I love the simplicity of the embroidery.

  15. wendy says:

    very pretty!

  16. Ellen says:

    These are so pretty!

  17. Kris says:

    What a great idea! I’ve been looking for a small hand stitch project for travels! This is perfect!

  18. Suzanne says:

    Very simple but so beautiful!

  19. Krystina says:

    These would make awesome gifts!

  20. Ramona says:

    Classic and elegant. The french language is beautiful.

  21. Marianne C says:

    really nicely done!

  22. Kerneknop says:

    Love the idea about words on pillow.

  23. kristine says:

    These are beautiful.

  24. Such sweet pillows. Very soothing.

  25. Amy says:

    Simple yet so appealing.

  26. Jane says:

    I love the elegant simplicity.

  27. Michelle says:

    What a great idea!! I might have to try this one.

  28. Risa J says:

    I love those pillows. So simple yet so pretty!!

  29. Julia M. in MI says:

    great idea. Simply beautiful.

  30. Melissa H. says:

    These are beautiful. What a great idea.

  31. Ellen Ban says:

    Beautiful pillows!

  32. Terri says:

    I absolutely LOVE these!!!!

  33. Giulia says:

    I would be “joyeuse”, today. Happy, jolly

  34. Jeanne says:

    Elegant simplicity. Beautiful!

  35. Jeannie says:

    Wow the doodling with thread is incredible and really inspired me to think outside the box and try anything. Her work makes me feel I can have ago at being artistic with my quilting rather than staying stuck in a rutt.
    Thanks for sharing this.
    Hugs Jeannie
    the dogs, cat and chook

  36. Serena says:

    They’re lovely. And I am inspired!

  37. Amy says:

    I love them! I’ll have to do something like this myself! 🙂

  38. stacey says:

    I love simple things. These are beautiful.

  39. kima says:

    These are lovely, simple but personal.

  40. Liz says:

    These are beautiful. Perfect to have on a reading chaise.

  41. Rochelle says:

    These are lovely…especially on linen.

  42. Bambi says:

    These have given me so many ideas. Thank you for all your pics, they definitely inspire.

  43. Stacy says:

    Oh wow, I love those!

  44. Alej says:

    ooohhh it looks so sophisticated!

  45. Helena says:

    Those are so sweet, would look great on a guest bed, or sitting area.

  46. Lisa says:

    Wow I love these, perfect gift for that hard to buy for person

  47. tara says:

    I love the embroidery, looks so well done. Very elegant.

  48. susie says:

    tres jolie!

  49. Tanya says:

    I love the simplicity, perfect with linen.

  50. Debbie says:

    These are very nice.

  51. Nancy Mc says:


  52. Ronni says:

    I love how simple these are!

  53. Bree says:

    So beautiful…

  54. Myra says:

    Those are lovely and precious too!

  55. Gwen says:

    I like them, simple yet full of personality.

  56. Kadybug says:

    This is such a great idea! Thanks for sharing.

  57. lea says:

    I love this idea – and the pillows are beautiful, especially in the sunshine.

  58. Kit says:

    Great way to personalize something so simple.

  59. Katie Mitchell says:

    I’m planning to make dance bags for my girls and embroider their names on them.

  60. Peach says:

    Lovely, simple and beautiful!

  61. Andrea says:

    That is so beautiful!!

  62. Jen Lair says:

    Beautiful simplicity!

  63. TheBon says:

    These are so simple and classic!

  64. Coleen says:

    I love these pillows. I may try to imitate a few for our home!

  65. amber says:

    adorable! love em~

  66. Margie says:

    So very beautiful!!

  67. Ells says:

    What a lovely idea. The words are beautiful – so elegant against the rougher weave.

  68. brandi says:

    they are beautiful! simple yet sophisticated. they definitely make a statement!

  69. Lori says:

    How big are the pillows? I love them!

  70. Stephanie says:

    So simply beautiful!

  71. Genevieve says:

    i love the pillows- so simple yet it adds so much. love it

  72. Sara says:


  73. Colleen says:

    I need to learn more about about applique. Thanks for the tips.

  74. Stacy says:

    Very dainty! Thanks for sharing!

  75. Hana K. says:

    Love the simplicity of them! & French words embroidered in cursive are just too pretty

  76. hanna says:

    these are really lovey!

  77. Jill G says:

    How cute. I once saw an idea to sew something like this as a bridal shower gift … one side said YES and the other said I’m TOO tired! 😉 These are much cuter though.

  78. Trudy Callan says:

    That would be awesome to win the handsewing kit.

  79. jody says:

    A gift certificate would be so great! So many WIP…thank you for the opportunity to win a great prize!

  80. Alex says:


  81. katie says:

    Really really cool!

  82. lesley says:

    the french language is so beautiful to hear and to look at isn’t it? lesley

  83. So sweet, I love the simple beauty.

  84. Kim D. says:

    Very Simple look and lovely on the muslin or linen.

  85. Sara Aoyama says:


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