Good morning Ladies. The light in the living room this morning was nice for taking pictures so I snapped a few shots of some of our needlepoint favorites. This rose medallion needlepoint pillow has some interesting detail. The welt around the edges in the same fabric that is used as the body of the pillow but is cut on the bias to give it a bit of contrast. The center medallion seems to be from an old remnant cut to the round shape and secured to the base fabric to keep it from unraveling. The pleated ruffle used as a boarder looks like it was cut from a pink and white stripe material with the edges frayed down to the white stripe. Over that they applied a pink and white trim piece and stitched the whole thing down. The back of the pillow has the same fabric as the front.
This pillow has much less detail in the assembly but the sumptuous fabric give it a nice look. The green velvet angle cut pieces that make up the body of the pillow are pieced together and the center piece is sewn onto it from the inside leaving a clean area to baste stitch the green looped end cording on. The fringe on the edge has a flat decorative edging that was sewn onto the angled, pieced body velvet before it was put together. The back is also just plain green velvet.
This little coaster is one of a set of six. We used to carry them at the store. They are good for sweaty glasses of Iced Tea. We also have some cute hot pink ones with green frogs on them that Taylor and Riley must have hauled off to another room when they were here last weekend. Once I get upstairs to change sheets I'm sure they will turn up.