Monday, January 19, 2015

Needlepoint, Thread Keeps and 4-H

I've been so inspired lately by ideas for my needlework.  I've almost completed a needlepoint band...
 …that may go around the middle of this pillow:
I designed two more wooden thread keeps and DH made them for me:
 I dug out a tapestry I started about five years ago - it's only 1/4 done, but I'm excited to work on it again - it measures 53L x 35.5W (inches):

And here is another project I pulled out - another large piece DH bought for me 20 years ago while we vacationed in California.  It's from West Germany and measures 23.5L x 19.5W (inches):


My BFF is a 4-H leader and asked me to teach her members how to cross stitch at their March meeting. I've decided on a simple pattern, a freebie from Plum Street Samplers called "Got Luck?".  I tried to find it online so I could link you to it, but can't seem to find it.  It's a cute pattern, only two colors - and very "St. Patrick" feeling.  A perfect theme for a March meeting, don't you think?

Well, off to finish the band for the pillow!!



17 comments:

  1. Hi Kim, Your pieces are gorgeous!! Love the tapestry. I think the needlepoint band will look lovely on the pillow. Good luck with cross stitch lesson.

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  2. Wow lovely stitching.. Very pretty. And WOW!! Love your tapestry... Omg!! It's awesome.
    Smiles and happy stitching :)

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  3. Gorgeous tapestries and stitching!! I love them all!
    What fun to teach at the 4- H meeting!! Maybe they will all continue stitching and enjoying!

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  4. Hi Kim your cross stitch projects are gorgeous and i really love the last one of the horses,hope you have a lovely day my friend xx

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  5. Wow those are some big pieces! And I think the 4-H pattern will be great. Do you have to make little kits for them in addition to the pattern?

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  6. Lovely projects Kim. The tapestry is gorgeous.

    Linda

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  7. Wow lovely stitching and tapastery..I love them both so much..
    Big hugs xx

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  8. You have been busy Kim, all your work looks beautiful.
    It's great to pick up your old work and restart them well done.

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  9. Gorgeous stitching pieces !! The band looks awesome.

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  10. Oh my those tapestries are gorgeous! And that band will be stunning on that beautiful pillow! My youngest just enrolled in 4-H she's just a beginner since she's only in 3rd grade, but I'm teaching her to cross stitch for one of her projects this summer at the fair! I hope you have good luck with your teaching at the meeting!

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  11. Great work! You are a little busy bee :)

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  12. Oh me oh my! What gorgeous projects! That is so wonderful that you will be working on them again.
    Yes, that is a perfect 4-H project.

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  13. I've always wanted to try stitching tapestries, but the canvases are SO expensive. I can't wait to see what you do with the band.

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  14. Wow, those projects look amazing! Can't wait to see your progress :D

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  15. http://plumstreetsamplers.typepad.com/plum_street_samplers/2011/03/got-luck.html
    Here's the link to her freebie. I think this will be a great pattern to teach the 4-H'ers!!

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