Here is a pillowcase my Mother embroidered some years back. She loved purple and green together. I like the way she used two different shades of green here. It really makes the leaves stand out. The flower design is nicely balanced too. She made me a quilt one year for Christmas and embroidered the whole thing, it is so lovely, she embroidered one square at a time. I was one surprised daughter that Christmas....never dreaming it was for me. She said she 'made' herself work on it about an hour a day. She was a dedicated crafter and needlework person. She also crocheted me a gorgeous tablecloth which I gave to our daughter when we switched from a rectangular shaped table to a round one. No matter when you stopped to see her over the years, she was always working on something pretty. I soaked that atmosphere up like a sponge. Some things just speak to the feminine heart.... Just ran out to the kitchen to put the rice on. The chicken cacciatore is bubbling away in the electric skillet so supper is on the way. My guys will make short work of that and I'll help too. This day hopefully will still yield me some time to do 'girl' stuff.....like start another collage hopefully. I got 3 beautiful sheets of scrapbooking paper last night and am yearning to get creative again. The ideas are bubbling on my 'back burner'. If you're stopping by, leave me a comment please, I'd love that!