She asked Kassidy what her favorite colors are to decorate her room...Kass said pink, orange and apple green.Mom asked her a few months ago and we didn't think any more of it until Christmas morning...
...when Kassidy unwrapped two lovely pillowcases, hand embroidered by her Grandma.
My Mom has embroidered several things for me over the years but this is the first gift to Kassidy and she loves them.
I think they're beautiful and so feminine. I've always loved this "southern belle" pattern.
I have a queen sheet and 2 pillow cases that my great Aunt Edith embroidered for me in this same pattern. She made them for my wedding (28 years ago) and I still have them in the original box...I didn't want to use them. I wanted to keep them nice. She wanted me to use them. I have mixed feelings about if I did the right thing in not using them. I didn't honor the wish of my aunt and now she is gone but I still have the wonderful gift that she gave to me.
Mom wants Kassidy to use these pillowcases...and we thought that maybe she could use one of them and keep the other as a wonderful keepsake from her Grandma.
I normally believe in using everything that I love especially if it's vintage...I really enjoy that....but I have to admit that the last set of "days of the week" dishtowels that my Mom embroidered for me have not been used.
All the others that she made me, I use and think of her everytime I do.
I use them in my kitchen and I also have a set in my trailer that I use every camping trip.
Of course Mom would like me to use all of them...she says that's why she made them for me.
What are your thoughts about it? Maybe you can help us decide...