Yep, I'm still obsessed with embroidered pillow cases. It's ridiculous because I know we're going to stain them in no time. Just like my vintage ones. But, I can't help it. I love them. If you're wondering, boiling them in water with 1 cup of backing soda and 1/4 cup salt for 3 days did really well at getting rid of some of the stains. The blood/ chocolate stains remained but everything else came out. I wanted to try longer but Rich got pissy about having sheets on the stove for so long. I finished these. And, I just noticed that I screwed them up! Notice the daisy type flowers on the left. On the first one, I filled in the petals and on the the second one I filled in the centers. Ugh! I don't know what to do now. Do I give these as the gift they were intended as? Do I keep these and do another set to give away? I'm torn. Rich and Bethany say to give them because I had to point out what was wrong or they wouldn't have figured it out. Also, Rich knows me well, he told me to claim that I did it on purpose...It's a design element.