I adore needlepoint
And I adore working on needlepoint
Idle hands, after all, are the devil's work!
And it makes road trips go by faster when you stitch away!
Christmas 2012, this was one of my Christmas presents from Husband Jim and Daughter Sarah
I was working on something else and so it sat in a drawer
Waiting . . .
I finally finished that needlepoint and started on it and because I don't needlepoint constantly,
it does take me a while to finish a project!
But that's good -- for needlepoint pillow canvases are pricey!
And before Spring, I finished it!
And took it to Mary to work her magic.
I brought it home today
And I must say
That it looks smashing in one of the wing chairs!
My needlepointing has two phases --
phase one which was before Sarah was born
And phase two which started in 2011
And as things come and go,
I decided that needlepoint was "old hat" and so those projects I did
BSWB I stored away
And then came Phase Two
I got them out again
And they are displayed around the house on chairs and windswept
In cleaning, however, I found one that I had finished but never did anything with
It, too, went to Mary so she could work her magic!
And it cam home with the other
A magnolia -- in pinks and blues and whites
Perfect for the Master bed!
To keep an Asian inspired pillow
(also in pinks and blues) company!
The needlepoint I did BSWB is timeless, I think
And I love each piece that I did
But for Phase Two of my needlepointing hobby,
I have a rule --
Only one canvas at a time
I buy another canvas only when I'm almost done . . .
That way I don't have a stash of projects I never get around to
(like I did when I stopped needlepointing when Sarah was small)
that I sell really cheaply at a garage sale!
There is good news and bad news about needlepointing as a hobby
The bad news is that it is really expensive to buy a canvas --
The good news is that normally it takes me so long to finish one
that the "per month" cost of entertainment makes it a reasonable hobby!
And I love the different patterns and colors of the pillows
And the styles -- reflecting the time in which they were stitched!
I do, however, find time to stitch Lucy a Christmas ornament every year