I've always loved needlepoint, especially pillows, and though I've tried a time or two to make my own, I never seem to have the time or patience. Here are a few examples in our Little Red House:
The picture at the top of the post is a pillow I got for Mother's Day last year. I love the edging of the image which is supposed to look like an animal print. I think it saves the whole thing from being a little too saccharine.
Here are a couple of small framed needlepoint flowers that I bought on sale at an antiques store last year.
This pillow was purchased at the same antiques sale. I don't think it's really an antique, but it is lovely.
Here is a pillow I have had for years. I bought it in TJMaxx, and it has been in several rooms over the years. Currently, it sits on the desk chair in our bedroom.
I bought this pillow for $5. at an outdoor antiques market. I think it needs a little gentle cleaning, but isn't that a great price?
Finally, here are two needlepoint birds that belonged to my mother. I have no idea where she got them, but for years they hung in our tiny den. Now they are in the kitchen, next to my collection of bird prints and plates.
Does anyone out there do needlepoint or other needlework? I'd love to see it!