I've been needlepointing for a long time
I took up in early marriage
And BS (Before Sarah), I did quite a bit of it
Made mostly into cushions
After a fairly long hiatus, I took it up again when we went on our
first transatlantic cruise
It gave me something to do with my hands
(and kept the book count down to a reasonable number)
Unlike some hobbies, needlepoint takes longer
so even if you're fairly prolific, you don't have
"hundred" of projects to find homes for.
For a few years, I had the cushions put away
One often tires of things.
But I got them out again
And "sprinkled" the cushions around the living room
However, two (or even three) cushions in the wing chairs
were one (or two) too many!
And a "line up" of cushions on the sofa
meant too much moving off (Husband Jim)
and putting them back on (me!)
But then I came up with a solution . . .
In the guest room
Which had a wonderful window seat
And one lone long cushion.
Which is a good backdrop for the needlepoint ones.
Some were from "kits" while others were from charts
Two mostly blues on this end
While a companion blue and white pillow anchors the other end
And then some florals bring a spot of color
As well as one "pattern" cushion
I like the cushions in the guest room
They're not in anyone's "way" and they make me smile whenever I go past
and glance inside.
And I'm still needlepointing
working on a cushion that Jim got me a year ago Christmas.
It shall be in one of the wing chairs downstairs
And that cushion will come upstairs to join the others on the window seat.
It's Monday and I'm sharing my cushion "exchange" with Susan at Between Naps On The Porch for Met Monday