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, December 2, 2015

The Fox . . . . and The Hare

This is 
"The Fox"
a needlepoint cushion 
I bought the tapestry and thread in England
And it took me "forever" to finish it
I chose the fox
because when we lived in the Cotswolds
We would often have a fox visit in the field across the lane

It's based on William Morris
And the colors, I felt, worked well in Linderhof

It ended up in one of the leather chairs in the sunroom
That was when I decided that I needed the companion piece
Which is no longer being made

But I found it in a shop in England and they kindly mailed it to me

And in April, I began stitching
And finished in September
(a record for me!)

And took it to Miracle Worker Mary
to make it into a pillow

I brought it home today!

And promptly put it in the other leather chair in the sunroom

While the fox resides in the first leather chair

The pillows look good in the leather chairs
It's nice to have companion pillows
(Much more fun to do than duplicates --
duplicates are boring -- you did them once
and you're doing them again!)

The Asian cabinet is in the sunroom until I can decide what to do with it
It was the one in the dining room that got replaced by the
antique curved glass china cabinet.

I'm still up in the air as whether or not I like it there!

But I do like the pillows in the chairs!


Sandra said...

Wonderful pillows. I agree doing two of the same thing can be boring. Much better to make a companion piece. The pillows are true family heirlooms to be treasured for a long time.

Angelina at Petite Haus said...

Such beautiful pillows! I just love them. What is the name of those kits? I would love to get one!

lucy said...

Beautiful pillows and I love the cabinet in that room. Gives the room a bit of an eclectic look with a touch of bohemian. Lovely!

Fox and Finch Antiques said...

Absolutely exquisite. I love them.

Canadian Chickadee said...

Well done, you! Your pillows look wonderful. Your room looks so inviting. I can picture you having tea and biscuits there, while reading a favourite book. Thanks for sharing.