My Needlepoint Obsession

I’ve shown you my needlepoint footstools in past posts, now let’s look at some of the pieces I have done in years gone by. I’m going to concentrate on the pillows I own (I have done a zillion more as gifts and commissions over the years) and I must admit I have an abundance of pillows….an obsession, probably! I’ve mentioned I prefer to work from charts and I think all but one I’m featuring today, which is tramme, are from charts. The piece above is a combination of several charts that I made into a charming “picture”..I love baskets, roses and bows….all work together here, the tassels were purchased, not hand fashioned and are silk, used to tie this small pillow to the back of a vintage chair. It along with a matching green vintage secretary were the first pieces I choose and purchased for my bedroom while in high school, needless to say, they have been with me forever. The chair now resides in my “library”. A good time to mention the May Randolph Street Market is Saturday and Sunday, May 26 and 27 from 10 to 5. It’s the first outside market of the season, and the classic Plumbers Hall continues to have three floors of treasures year round. I’ve found patchwork quilts, remnants of textiles and lots of needlework there over the years. If you look you will definitely find a textile that will interest you or a treasure or two or three or………

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