One piece I should share about is the needlepoint pillow (shown in upper right corner and below). I normally do not finish needlepoint or canvas pieces - they are definitely not my specialty...but this was a unique situation and the piece was in remembrance for a family member. The stitching wasn't quite complete and there were a couple stains - but I got it cleaned up, pressed and blocked the best I could. The original idea was to trim the pillow with piping or cord around the perimeter, but once I had the pillow created, I really liked the look without any edging. I sent photos to the stitcher and we agreed it looked good without. I was quite pleased with the end result. It is always rewarding when something special turns out as imagined.
I hope you enjoy these images...and maybe you will be inspired to pull out your most recent cross stitch piece and do a little needlework finishing yourself. Designers/details are listed with the images when available...fabrics in the photos are used for backing...
|Needlepoint Canvas by Bucilla|
(I do not have a title or year)
|Needlepoint Pillow Back|
|Let It Snow - Threadwork Primitives|
|Jingle All The Way - Just Another Button Company (I think)|
|Jingle All The Way - Ornament Back|
|Family Mittens by Cricket Collection|
|Grand Olde Flag by With thy Needle & Thread|
My finishing idea - model is flat finished.
|Grand Olde Flag Hanging|
|Summer Stroll by Just Nan|
|Spell of the Moon by Backbird Designs|
|Tom Turkey Sampler by Heart in Hand|
|Love Sampler by Heart in Hand|
My finishing idea - valentine/letter holder - model was framed.
I 💗 this!!