Saturday, November 20, 2010

Needlepoint Display

Many thanks again to Chookyblue for organizing another weekend of cross-stitch and needlepoint 'show and tell'.

I've done a few pieces and to start off, this one is of the hotel at Lake Louise. When we drove to the west coast of Canada many years ago, I so wanted to drive to Lake Louise. Instead, we went to Banff and were equally awed with our visit there. This piece has shown its' age and I will need to replace the mat. This piece never got framed. The mountains and the lake and the colours just called my name.

This was a kit that my Mom bought for me just after DH and I were married. This was a labour of love. The mountains and the church just speak to me. I think the setting of this scene is from Austria and that is where some of my ancestors came from.

I did a few tissue holder boxes....which we still use today.

There are 2 UFO's that need to be finished. This one of iris flowers is really hard on my eyes. The canvas is single strand and that is the reason for me shelving it (over 25 yrs. now). My other UFO is a kit that I bought in England ... but I can't find it .... will have to go on a hunt for it.

My Mom made this one of an English cottage garden. She did many needlepoint pieces and I'm lucky to have two from her.


... and she made this one of blue flowers and gave it to me a few years ago for Christmas.

She has 2 UFO's that I will finish for her.

So, now you have seen another side of me other than quilting.

Go on over to Chookyblue's post for a list of people that are participating this weekend and enjoy!

Have a great day!

13 comments:

Chookyblue...... said...

beautiful work by you and your mum........hope you make a little progress often with the UFO's.......

loulee said...

Those blue flowers are gorgeous.

Jennifer said...

Aren't they all so pretty - the blue flowers are just lovely!

hetty said...

Very pretty needlepoint by both you and your Mom. I love the blue flowers! I have some pieces that are hiding in my closets somewhere, for at least as long as yours. Why do folks not do needlepoint any more?

Catswhiskers said...

I love the English Cottage Garden work done by your mother.
Your work is trully beautiful

gracie said...

thanks for sharing....

julieQ said...

What gorgeous pieces you have! I love that mountain scene especially...

Brenda said...

Thank you for sharing all of these beautiful projects. I understand why you treasure them.

BubzRugz said...

A lot of lovely work there - and I read on about your quilting.... you and your mum share talent obviously! Will be nice to see those UFO's finished!!!???? (but we always have to have those don't we?)
Hugz

Shiree said...

ooooh some stunning work Rose Marie! I love the cottage, very English.

Patchwork and Play said...

Your tapestry is lovely! It reminds me of some pieces I have that were made by my mother!

Bunny said...

Great work, funny how we have some beautiful UFO's. I have a few needlpoint pieces too. Heaven knows where they are at this moment. LOL. Thanks for sharing. And thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a nice comment.

Siobhan said...

What a gorgeous mix of projects! It's nice that your mother works on these projects with you--makes them all the more special.