"I love opening my great grandmother's cedar-lined hope chest and examining the delicately embroidered baby clothes. Because I love the embroidery and I have neither the time nor the patience to recreate it by hand, I like digitizing similar designs using my MBX software.
I wanted to recreate what the September 1916 Needlecraft magazine calls a "boudoir pillow". It looks very much like the pram pillow embroidered by my grandmother in 1916 for my uncle.
My version is a bit sturdier and is embroidered on a heavier weight cotton. By using a wing needle in the machine embroidery process, I was able to emulate my grandmother's hemstitching.
My pillow was embroidered on the Janome Horizon Memory Craft 15000 using the grand hoop." - Janome Artisan Milinda Stephenson