Tuesday, December 29, 2009


Hello, Dear Ones. Here's another prepost for you! Think of me while I'm away because I'm thinking of you! :)

I originally posted this 8/12/08

Hello Dear Ones, today I thought I would show you more of my Redwork. I found these patterns in a book from the library in the late 1980s, traced them onto some pillow cases and went to town with my little needle and red thread. I use these on our bed during the summer months. Think they look rather nice with my

matelasse cover.

This is the one on the right that says Good Night (I know you can read). I just love the old fashioned look of the fairy and the letters.

This is the other with morning glories and a sweet little bird. Did I ever tell you how creative I was? ;)

Well, I'm getting a little bit sleepy now and may need to lie down a bit and take a nap! Let me just take off my wonderful Redwork pillows and turn down the covers. Here, I'll stack them up in the corner.

uh oh...Do you see who has gotten into my bed, already under the covers and is pretending to be asleep?! Chloe Dawn! What is Mommy going to do with you? Well, schooch over...

shhh...I'll leave you with a little Note Song ~

When at night I go to sleep

Fourteen angels watch do keep;

Two my head are guarding,

Two my feet are guiding;

Two are on my right hand,

Two are on my left hand,

Two who warmly cover

Two who o'er me hover,

Two to whom 'tis given

To guide my steps to heaven.

Sleeping softly, then it seems

Heaven enters in my dreams;

Angels hover round me,

Whisp'ring they have found me;

Two are sweetly singing,

Two are garlands bringing,

Strewing me with roses

As my soul reposes.

God will not forsake me

When dawn at last will wake me.

~from Hansel and Gretel


  1. Sheila-Rumor has it that you are sitting in the lap of luxury right now! I am glad you are still thinking of your poor friends :) I love your needlework on these! Have fun in the "new chapter"!

  2. How beautiful your handwork is. Amazing. I am inspired to try some things I haven't done in a long time.

    Happy New Year!


  3. Love the redwork and your new header.
    Happy New Year

  4. I love your new header -- it's YOU! Your redwork looks so pretty -- hope you're having a wonderful vacation -- we can't wait to hear all about your newest adventure.

  5. G'morn Shelia ~ Wherever you are & whatever you are doing, may it be the best of everything to & for you.

    Your redwork is gorgeous ... I remember Mother using patterns very similar to these.

    May your New Year be blessed & joyful ... TTFN ~ Marydon

  6. Good Morning sweet friend where ever you are... I know you're really having a grand time! Life is fun so enjoy every moment. Great REDWORK... Love you and thinking of you!!!

    Happy New Year

  7. Oh, Shelia, I'm such a fan of hand embroidery and especially redwork, and yours is beautiful and used in such a creative way on your pillows. You and ChloeDawn have sweet dreams....Sue

  8. I wish you my dear friend
    happy, healthy and successful New Year!

  9. Shelia:

    How nice of you to think of us in Blogland while you're off traveling. I hope you're having fun!

    I love the red work. I had never seen that post. Although you're away, they would be spectacular for Christmas. You are quite talented my dear. You hardly ever see great needlework these days.

    I used to do some, but these days there isn't time. I had a great Aunt that purchased plain white curtain and designed a pattern to coordinate with her wall paper. She then embroidered each of her kitchen curtains. It was amazing. I wish I had a photograph of them.

    Thanks for sharing. You've brought back some amazing memories for me.

    Happy New Year!

    - The Tablescaper

  10. Hi Sheila
    Your redwork is gorgeous. Your bedroom looks wonderful. I can totally understand Chloe Dawn wanting to snuggle in that lovely big bed.
    Hope you are enjoying your break.
    Happy New Year.

  11. Sheila!

    How beautiful! You are such a talented one!

    I adore both of these pillows and their lovely expressions. Do you give lessons to the inept aka other Sheladies who have two left thumbs??? ;-)

    I hope you are having fun, my dear friend, and that wherever you are, you are taking lots and lots of pictures to share with us. I miss you!

    I'm on a break, too, and am just trying to get reorganized. I've never been more disorganized at Christmas. It caught me off guard this year, and let me tell you, I'm still swimming upstream. LOL!

    Love to you and have fun!


    Sheila :-)

  12. Very cute post. Your pillow cases are so pretty! Hope you are having a wonderful time!

  13. Oh, how pretty!! You have a lot of talent in those fingers, lady!!

    I hope you are having fun on your little excursion and that you are taking a lot of pictures!! :-)


  14. I made my bed soooo pretty yesterday. Then last night I go in and I am like...what is wrong? Little Bentley Boy had hid his Christmas bone in my pillow!

  15. I remember this post and your beautiful pillows!! Hope you are enjoying yourself while you are traveling around.♥


  17. That is so interesting about the Christmas Eve gift story--I wonder where it came from--


  18. I ADORE redwork! But I don't yet have any.

  19. Shelia, your pillow shams are beautiful. Yes, you are sooo creative! Chloe Dawn looks very comfortable. I don't know if you'd be able to get him to move over or not! Hope you're having a wonderful time! laurie

  20. Happy almost New Year dear Shelia, I hope you are off having lots of fun. I think this post has given me an idea for my New Year's resolution...to finally do some redwork and other needlework that I keep putting off.

    Hugs to you, Bridge

  21. Your redwork pillows are beautiful. I have a wall quilt with redwork teapots (Debbie Mumm design) that I need to get out of my UFO pile and work on again.

    Happy New Year.

  22. It takes a lot of patience to do that, Shelia, but it's all worth it. The embroidery is beautiful and the pillows look really nice on your bed. Happy New Year!...Christine

  23. Hope you are having a lovely vacation. Your pillow make me smile. I love red. All the work effort was certainly worthwhile. Have a Happy New Year. Stella

  24. I adore red work! Visiting your site and home was an adventure in elegance! Lovely, Kerrie

  25. I thank you very much, webmaster, for this great blog. I really appreciate your posts.

  26. I love your redwork pillows! I hope you are having a lovely time on your trip...

  27. Dear Shelia,
    I LUV your redwork!
    The first time I saw redwork was when I was visiting a Mennonite Museum in Goessel, Kansas. I thought it was so very pretty.
    Vibrant to anything I had seen before.
    You take care and may you have a very blessed new year!!!
    d from homehaven

  28. Darling, I thank you for your love and support this past year when I needed it most. Your kindness has left me feeling blessed. You have made my first year of blogging a memorable one!! I am certain that 2010 will be an amazing year for us both. Enjoy the last day of the year and have a marvelous 2010 full of good health, happiness, prosperity, love and blessings.

    Love & Hugs


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