I'm a needlepointer and have been for years and years. I put it down when Daughter Sarah was a toddler and eventually packed away the pieces that I had made. A year or so ago when I was going through things in the attic, I found the pillows and got them out again and put them back in chairs. And last year when we did our transatlantic cruise I bought another canvas. It would be, I thought, a good way to keep hands busy on long days at sea. (It was and I also found out that it was a good conversation starter -- it was also on this trip that I learned that it was indeed a cushion, destined to go in a chair -- rather than a cushion to be put on a chair!)
That pillow was finished while we were in England and I found a Stitchery Shop in Burford (a village quite near) and found another canvas.
It kept me busy the rest
of the trip and I worked on it at odd moments at home. Not as steadily as the first canvas, however, and so
|My almost finished canvas. It, too, is a reminder of our time in England.|
I'm still not finished -- but I'm getting there -- it's turning out well and someday . . .
|Someday . . .but that will be another post!|
It should look like this. And it will make a nice cushion . . .
|Will it not look handsome on the sofa?|
I must admit that the last bit always goes much quicker and I feel that soon, I shall add my new cushion to the sofa!
And waiting in the wings . . . is another canvas. This one is full of flowers which shall also look smashing on the sofa!
This one I ordered from Ehrman Tapestry. They have some great pieces and their prices are very reasonable. This cushion was by far cheaper than either of the other two! I must admit that I could have ordered several but I refrained -- one at a time . . . and when I am almost finished, then I allow myself to order another!