Friday, August 28, 2009

Needlepoint

Another task I am working on is organizing my needlepoint projects. I have created quite a mess with my needlepoint A-D-D. Not only do I have 12 or so projects all going at the same time, I have tons of them already finished that need to be made up into something. A while ago, I went through and put all the ongoing projects in plastic bags with the coordinating threads so I could just pick them up and go. Unfortunately, I have too many of these. I am also famous for starting a project and not getting enough of the thread in the beginning and then when I go to replenish, the color has changed or I can't remember what color it was. Disaster!

Here are some ongoing projects:

My favorite project of all...my Millie canvas. Unfortunately, I picked a thread for her fur that is super thick and it kills my hand after 20 minutes, so this one has been slow going. But, how cute when it is done to be made into a super fancy pillow! I am going to stitch her name in gold thread at the bottom. She is now 9 years old, so I better hurry up on this one!


Here are some finished ones. Many of them are christmas ornaments. I can't find a place that makes them up well and doesn't cost $100 each! If anyone knows of a place, please let me know. I have had the worst luck.



Lots of angels...


This hydrangea is another favorite..it will make a beautiful pillow someday.

9 comments:

Prissy Southern Prep said...

I would LOVE to be able to do this!!! Good for you! I love all of the pink and green stuff =)

QueenBeeSwain said...

okay- the recipient of the westie pillow is going to feel so special and loved- how charming :)

kHm

kp said...

hello Queen Bee Swain, that recipient is moi?????

Torch Lake Prep said...

You are very talented I love all of them, special fondness for the Westie, we had Duncan for 11+ yrs. That is beautiful!

Politics and Pearls said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE to needlepoint but I get a little ADD as well. Some projects get finished and others sit there and wait. I think this fall I am going to take the plunge and start a belt for my darling. Why can't I follow through?

Suburban Princess said...

You are so talented!

mFw said...

Sign of the arrow in St Louis is fabulous. There ornaments usually cost between 36 and 40 dollars depending on shape. Just ship your ornaments with a note explaining what you would like, your name, address, and phone number. The deadline for Christmas is I think Oct 1.

Grove Gals said...

www.tpoia.com I am pretty sure that is their website. The store's name is The Point of It All in Washington D.C. and Sign of the Arrow in St Louis do great finishing work and their prices wont make you faint.

Summer is a Verb said...

Check the Elizabeth Turner Collection in Lexington, KY to see what their finishing costs are. I have used them forever...XXOO