Although I adore feedsacks, I thought the horizontal stripe made my bed look too fat (just like they can make us sometimes look like a double-wide.)
I loved how my new pillowcases added a softness to the bed.
You might also notice that I removed my eyelet bed skirt, since it didn’t work with the new bed. I used a fitted white sheet to cover the foundation of our bed. I was going to make a cover for the foundation, but Peggy talked me down off that ledge. Why spend that much time sewing something that you can easily buy for not that much money?
I even put an extra pillow (from Round Top) that I already had on the bed for a focal point.
Although it was difficult to photograph the details on the pillows, since it is white on white, I made an attempt, just for you my darlings.
The embroidery work on the pillows is a good 7 inches wide, and goes all the way around each pillow.
When I was taking these photos, I decided to go ahead and change the sheets while I was in here. I actually found an unopened package of lacy white sheets in my linen press, that I didn’t remember having. Then it came to me, I remembered that my MIL had bought a set for us last year at Christmas before she passed away. I had never gotten around to using them. She loved to give practical gifts for Christmas, so when she would ask what we wanted I always said, sheets, or towels or blankets, (even if I didn’t really want them) since I knew that what what she wanted so badly to give us. And here was this gift that I had never even opened. It made me smile to think of her and how she was still there in our lives in a small way, even though she’s been gone for almost a year now.