Wednesday, August 06, 2008

~ Needlepoint ~

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.

Hugs,
Sue

11 comments:

  1. Morning, Sue! Oh, I just love needlepoint and these pillows are really beautiful. I especially like the first one. I bot an old needlepoint framed a few weeks back and thot I would try to make a pillow out of it. Wish I could make it look as elegant as yours.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia :)

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  2. what lovely pillows, makes it all homely

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  3. Your pillows are gorgeous! I love the colors...
    Carolyn
    http://www.stitchopedia.com
    An encyclopedia of needlepoint stitches…

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  4. Hi Sue, Love the pillows,but of course I would...lol:) Hope your mom is doing good. Blessings, Nancy

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  5. Sue, I adore needlepoint pillows and other things done in that. Gorgeous!!!

    Rhoda

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  6. Lovely pillows. Pillows are one of my weakness, I can't have enough. All your pictures are so pretty, you have a beautiful home. Many Blessigs, Virginia

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  7. YOU ARE MY ROSE KINDRED SPIRIT SUE!!!!

    Love these beautiful pillows, I have quite a few myself, but...the boys hate them, they complain they are itchy and are hard to sleep on! Duh, silly boys, they are not for that!!!!

    Thanks for the lovely post, great to visit with you today!
    XO,
    DL

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  8. These are very beautiful needlepoints. The colours are lovely too especially in the soft light of the room!
    ~Kalianne

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  9. Beautiful pillows!!! The pictures from your garden... The Stargazers, WONDERFUL...!!! //Linda

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  10. The pillows are so pretty! I love needlepoints also, but boy are they pricey! I have a couple but would love to get more. Best wishes to your Mom, I hope she is doing okay.
    Hugs~Kelly

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  11. I love them all. I think the green one is my favorite.

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Hugs,
Sue