Gardening, Cooking and Decorating on the Prairie of Kansas

Welcome to Linderhof, our 1920's home on the prairie, where there's usually something in the oven, flowers in the garden for tabletops and herbs in the garden for cooking. Where, when company comes, the teapot is always on and there are cookies and cakes to share in the larder.

Wednesday, June 25, 2014


Sewing Day

My sewing these days consists of doing needlepoint.

Thank heaven that I'm slow for I have way too many
cushions now
If I could churn out one a week or even one a month
think what a 40+ year supply would consist of!

I started in my early married years,
and then along came Daughter Sarah
and needlepointing got put away.

I discovered it again when we sailed for England
a few years back.
I finished that piece while we were in England,
bought another canvass over there to do on the way home,
and I've had a needlepoint project ever since.

And I am very conscious not to get a supply of canvasses.
Preferring to be almost finished with one
before I get another.

It keeps those canvasses from piling up!

And last Christmas, I started a tradition
for Grandgirl Lucy --
a needlepoint ornament as a Christmas gift.

I already bought the 2014 canvass
(last year I waited until December!)

This piece Husband Jim gave me as a Christmas gift,
I thought it was sweet that he picked it out
and gifted it to me for Christmas.

It's coming along, it's coming along!


Gardener on Sherlock Street said...

That will be beautiful. Love the pattern. Making the ornaments will be a great tradition.

GardenOfDaisies said...

It's going to be beautiful! You can send all your extra needlepoint pillows my way, when you get too many for your house. ;-)