Monday, June 29, 2015

Vintage Embroidery Monday and Stitchery Link Party

I purchased these Elizabeth Bradley kits on my mother's and my first trip to London in the early 90s. Actually, I purchased all four panels and a ribbon border to make a carpet, but when my husband and I moved to our new home in 1999, two of the panel kits were lost. So, instead, I made these up as pillows for him.  He loves being outdoors. When we purchased our small farm, we made a promise to keep the land such that it would be a refuge for wildlife - and we've succeeded.


"Meadow" 16x16 inches


"Woodland" 16x16 inches

Pop on over to Super Mom - No Cape! to see what others are stitching and enjoying.

19 comments:

  1. Super needlepoint pillows. Love the fringed edges. The colors match so well. Needlepoint really wears like iron, doesn't it?

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  2. Kim, I absolutely love your work. These are fantastic! Beautiful, beautiful work.

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  3. Love the needlepoint forest animals!!

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  4. Beautiful pillows. So sad that you lost the other kits, but these are gorgeous.

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  5. Wow Kim, what fabulous cushions! I love pictures... really pretty!

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  6. These are two gorgeous pillows - I wonder if the other two panels will ever turn up!

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  7. Goodness these pillows are beautiful, so much detail in them..... Lovely colours too. I love how they look, so neat .... Stunning :)
    Big smiles :)

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  8. Lovely work Kim.
    Hugs and kisses

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  9. Stunning cushions Kim, such beautiful colours and designs. I love the fringing - it reminds me very much of cushions that my Grandma had when I was a little girl (back in the 1970s!) that I loved to play with. I'm sure your husband will love them, what a lovely gift.

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  10. Love! I see that pheasant and think of my wool pheasant sweater I regret getting rid of to this day! ;) Anyways, could we ever see a picture of your view outside? Please? And I would love to see a picture of your Giant Schnauzer.

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  11. Your pillows are so beautiful!:)

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  12. Beautiful Tapestry pillows! love the frills on them. I'm working on Tapestry at the moment and loving it, it makes a change from the the other crafts.

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  13. Beautiful pillows! It's too bad the other two were lost, it would have been lovely to see all four together. I bet your DH loves them! :D

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  14. Wonderful pillows! I especially like the meadow one.

    I am glad you have kept your land for wildlife! Even though I'm in such a rural area, I am surrounded by farmland which isn't very good for life.

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  15. Thanks so much for linking these up to last week's Stitchery Link Party and for linking back. They are both so beautiful.

    I love that you've kept your land as a place of refuge for wildlife. I grew up in the country and it saddens me to go to places I knew as a young person and see them plowed over or in some cases converted to industrial parks.

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