Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Collecting Needlepoint Pillows


Have you ever made a needlepoint pillow?  Maybe not?  Me either.  I'm too impatient.  I can appreciate the time and work that goes into making one.  I can only imagine the number of hours spent threading the yarn through each hole of the fabric.



So, with so much work and effort that goes into creating these, WHY would anyone simply give these away?  Oh, I know, they are making a donation to a cause such as Goodwill or Salvation Army.   And, I'm sure glad they do because I love collecting these beautiful handcrafted pillows.

These are just a few in my collection that I have sitting around my office.  The bassett hound pillow isn't needlepoint but a tapestry done by machine.  I loved it anyway.



I would hate to admit to the person that spent so much time making these pillows but I picked these up for less than $5 each.  Have you ever seen the price of a completed needlepoint pillow new?  Over even on Ebay and Etsy.  Five dollars is a steal.




So, thank you patient, talented needlepoint crafters wherever you are.  I, for one, truly appreciate your hours of work.  Rest assured, I will give them a good home...just keep donating them ;)

Thanks for stopping by and God bless!!

Angie



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3 comments:

  1. I am glad you rescued someone's hard work. The pillows are very pretty. I love the terriers.

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  2. Angie, these are great finds, and they obviously have landed with someone who appreciates the time and effort that went into making them. I've been a stitcher since childhood and have stitched many a needlepoint pillow. It's therapy for me. I love the terriers and that chicken with the chicken wire background.

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  3. I can only imagine the hours of work that went into them. The needlepoint pillow kits alone are pricey, little lone all the time involved. Love the chicken! Thanks for sharing them with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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