Monday, January 23, 2017

He Sees, She Sees....


We were watching a movie, or maybe a TV series, I can't even remember the name of it.
See the White pillowcase at the top?  there was one in The scene of a man and woman in bed, you know the sex scenes they do now in every movie.
(Red Hot Button for me on these scenes, but I will spare you.)

You can use your imagination of what we saw.

What I SAW, was the pillowcases with crochet on them, I immediately began talking to Bob and describing what my mother did to pillowcases way back in the day.

You can imagine what HE saw....and also what he heard me saying while he was seeing..


After the movie I bombarded him with memories of my mom. As a small church pastor's wife, she was invited to many wedding showers, requiring gifts. Daddy's salary was 30 per week.. She would buy white pillow cases, and embroider them as you see in the photo above. In fact she used that pattern a lot, with the same lace on the edges. 


Added to the gift of pillow cases, would be a box of Kleenex, with crocheted cover and a roll of toilet tissue, with matching crochet cover. Sometimes she added a crochet toilet seat cover. 

Easy choice on size because there  were only 2 sizes of sheets, twin or double and 1 size pillow case.

Bob did a Happy Dance while I regaled him with details....
think glazed eyes...

JUST LIKE the one YOU are doing now. Wake up, the post is OVER....
I never learned because she gifted me with them to and I was NOT fond of them.

UPDATE: we are fine, the storms that went through our area did not hurt us, limbs down and pool full of trash and Bob's towel has flown off to China...I missed a lot of sleep listening to the winds howl all night
I found all these photo's by using google search... I was totally shocked that people are still making these.
PS again, if you love these please don't hate me.... and if you are making them, keep on making them....

17 comments:

Ginny Hartzler said...

I can imagine pillow cases were the last thing Bob would have looked at! My grandmother made this same pattern!! I think I still have them boxed up in the basement. They are a sweet reminder. For me, and for your mom's gifts made from the heart. I like everything except the tissue box covers. I do remember the toilet paper covers, I think people still use them! I believe if I had one I would remain forever constipated.

Mildred said...

I remember mother having all of these items. Dime stores used to carry iron on transfers for the embroidery patterns for pillowcases. I hope your weather will not be too severe today. Praying for you.

HOOTIN ANNI said...

My mother did pillow case tatting....kinda like crochet. And lately I've been thinking of finding something to embroidery....pillow cases to be exact, but the craft stores have very limited stamped cases and 99 per cent of them are for children. Bummer.

I can't stand the sexy scenes!! They're demeaning and most always show too much in my opinion.

Ann said...

I know the look you got from Bob because it's the same one I get from Wade.
I remember these pillow cases. When I was little my mom used to embroider all kinds of things on pillow cases. I like the embroidery and the crocheted edging but the other crocheted items are a little too retro for my taste. Quite honestly, even back in the day I don't know if I would have liked toilet tissue covers

eileeninmd said...

Hello, I am just trying to picture your Bob. I remember the embroidered pillow cases. I remember being taught but I never had the talent. I hope you survived last night's storm with no damage. I have to admit there were times I was scared, they kept up with the tornado watches. Happy Monday, enjoy your new week!

Madi and Mom said...

Oh I remember those beautifully crocheted items too
I have a set of pillow cases my mother in law crocheted and several
doilies
I hope and pray the storm has passed
Hugs Cecilia

LindyLou Mac said...

Thanks for your visits and comments on my blogs, always appreciated. Your post today made me smile also glad to hear you stayed safe in the storms.

https://carolann100-havealook.blogspot.ca/ said...

My Mom and her Mother did those pillows like you showed.
Awesome. At least you got us ladies attention.

If you may of not got Bobs for the education of Mother in-law and designed pillowcases. He was an avid watcher for rest of the Movie. Men will be men.

The other night we seen a movie . My it was more sex going on and murders then my eyes could take. And this was a Detective story . And the Bride was killed.

Boohoo

Ruth Hiebert said...

I have to admit that I used to make things like these, but don't anymore.My Mom was great on making sure we knew how to be creative with our hands.I also used to love having all this stuff around the house, but that also has changed.Thankfully.

SweetMarie said...

I think the plain white pillow case is so pretty. I would have all white in our bedroom, but it wouldn't stay white long with the pups. :) don't get me started on those scenes in movies. it's no longer just rated R movies, I don't care for it at all. I think all wives have seen the glazed over look on hubby's face. lol if the t.v. is on I can forget hubby hearing anything I say, I turn the t.v. off. :) and when I want him to stay out of my way I send him to the t.v....lol!

I think the pillowcases were a really neat gift. :)

Gayle - venturesinphotos said...

Glad you're safe. Oh my the memories you triggered.

Mevely317 said...

My grandmother used to embroider pillow cases and hankies, but I never heard of the other covers. Love the bed linen/hankies, but the other stuff sort of creeps me out. (.... as does 'those' movie scenes.)

So glad you 3 are all safe and sound!

photowannabe said...

I'm so glad you are okay. there are crazy storms everywhere.
Oh boy, I have a closet full of those embroidered pillowcases and some dish towels too. I keep them because my Grandma made them for me but the cases are too scratchy.
I remember getting the kleenex holder and toilet paper cover for wedding presents...way back in the dark ages....
Good memories because of the friends that did all that work with such love.
Your Mom was very resourceful with so little money.

Lois said...

Those pillow cases are reminding me of my grandmother because she used to do the same thing! Glad you made it through the storms ok. It was pretty bad here too, but no damage for me. The power was out for a long time though and some people here are still without power.

Rose said...

I am sitting here wanting to die laughing...we are so much alike and so different, too. I am with you on the sex scenes but I do like the pillow cases, but not to use. I guess they bring back memories of seeing them in my mom's wooden chest. She had several sets that had been given to her, different patterns...too pretty to use, she thought.

I never did see the sense in the tissue cover or the kleenex cover...but at one time I had a little doll and her skirt covered the roll of toilet paper. I have no idea what happened to it or who gave it to me.

Rose said...

I am glad you are okay;...I did not even hear about the storms till late in the evening yesterday. I had not been listening to the news at all.

Debby@Just Breathe said...

I think that your mom gave out some really nice gifts. I love things that are crocheted. I can do without sex scenes too!