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Friday, March 27, 2009

Pink Saturday Delights

Thank you, Beverly, for hosting another wonderful celebration of Pink Saturday. Please visit other participants by clicking on the "Pink Saturday" button in the sidebar.

My first photo is an embroidered pillowcase that my grandmother Rose made for me. She did all the needlework and added the pink crocheting on the edge. She couldn't read or write in English so my mother wrote my name in pen and my grandmother followed the lines to embroider my name. Her work was always so precise and delicate and I treasure the things that she made for me.

This next photo is of my jr. college soroity sweatshirt. I was a member of Theta Chi Delta Sorority and I have wonderful memories or those days. I remember these words from our song, "Pink and black, a pink carnation, snow-white pearl and golden key"..... I made a scrapbook of my days as a Theta and I'm sure the song is tucked in there somewhere. I loved being a Theta and the sisterhood was so special.

This next photo is of a dresser scarf handmade by either my mother or my grandmother. I think that my grandmother, my mother and all of my aunts had dresser scarves on almost everything in their houses....I think that it was some kind of Italian law!!!! Again you can see the delicate detail on both the embroidery and crocheting in this piece. I was taught to embroider as a child and I think that I can still do these stitches, but the crocheting is beyond me!

Here is a cute white bunny between two roly-poly pink rabbits. These pink rabbits are adorable and they were a yard sale find a few years ago.

Please visit the other participants and leave a comment on their blogs and also on my blog. It is a lot of fun to view so many "pink" photos from so many special people. Enjoy......


Mimi said...

Thanks so much for the great post today. I just ♥ traveling from blog to blog...the photos, the crafts, the ideas...too fun!

Yours was especially fun this week. Thank you!

See you next week!

Liz said...

How funny that your sorority colors were pink and black! My daughter is in a sorority and I feel like I really missed out!

Have a great Pink Saturday!

Llyn M said...

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(¸.•´ (¸.•´♥ HAPPY PINK SATURDAY ♥

Susan @ A Southern Daydreamer said...

Trying to visit blogs between thunderstorms today (Spring is here) Happy Pink Saturday ~ Susan

someplace in thyme said...

You are very lucky to have handmade items like those made by your grandmother. How special is that!? They are gorgeous as well, Happy Pink Saturday, Char

Riet said...

Very special pink post.
Happy pink Saturday

Deanna said...

The pillowcase that your grandmother made and put your name on is just darling. Isn't it wonderful that we can have those little works of art that our loved one's made for us as keepsakes that become treasures in our hearts? Just lovely.

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(¸.·´ (¸.·´ Happy Pink Saturday
Deanna :D

Claudia said...

How lovely those handmade items are! Happy Pink Saturday!

Anonymous said...

How nice that you have such fond memories of your grandmother and mother through their needlework. Very special indeed!

Happy Pink Saturday.


Jeanne said...

Loretta, your personal pillowcase is so sweet. what a treasure to have. The dresser scarf and the butterfly pillowcases are also so well done. Love the pink sweatshirt from college.
The bunnies are a great find. Pink fun today.


Anonymous said...

Great pics!Thanks for sharing!

Happy Pink Saturday!

Linda said...

Your Grandma did awesome work! My Mom and Grandma used to do embroidery and crochet the lace on pillow cases also, such treasures to cherish! Happy Pink Saturday!

Amy said...

Great Pinks.. love the bunnies! Lovely pillowcase.

Gossamer Creations said...

I love your pinks today, especially your bunnies.
Happy Pink Saturday,

Loretta said...

Loretta, the pillowcase is just sooo neat, as my name is Loretta too, and I rarely see that name anywhere! I love embroidery too, and crocheting is actually quite easy. Now knitting is beyond me. Happy pink day!


Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

What beautiful pinks! Treasure your vintage embroidery always!

Love those bunnies, too!

Happy Pink Saturday a little late!

Big TX Hugs,
Angelic Accents

ClassyChassy said...

I was looking to see if you posted a family foto today, but your pinks are lovely!!! Have a great day!

Sue Jackson said...

Great post and I LOVE the sorority sweatshirt! Go Pink!

Marjorie (Molly) Smith said...

So very pretty, I love dresser scarves, I used to have them on every surface in my house. My mom always had them when I was growing up.