Wednesday, August 13, 2008

~~Cozy COTTAGE Needlepoint~~



I Love Needlepoint ~~ It just speaks old-fashioned - I don't know where my Love for it began but I only know I've loved Needlepoint for just about always ~~

Probably it began with my very own Grandmother ~~ & possibly that's where my love for Cottages began too - with a Cottage Needlepoint made by her hands ~~ knowing the finger-work that goes into them makes them so special ~~ somehow over many years they have caught my eye, all found at garage sales or thrift stores, & now they can be found all around my cottage ~ Needlepoint Roses, Cottages, on footstools, benches, chairs (my chairs were $5 & $7), framed in pictures, & pillows.... and a precious petit-point brooch & wallet also made by my Grandmother's hands ~~

After taking these pictures I couldn't believe I had this many & I'm sure I even missed some. So as in the past when I've taken pictures of my collections I realize I NEED to down-size......I have TOO many! Eventually I will part with some of them ~ YES YES I WILL!! But for now they give me such a feeling of warmth & coziness that makes me feel so comfortable in my cottage & I love having them around me ~~ so here are my needlepoint beauties that I treasure & adore! Just COZY~~~






The next 4 are my favorites ~~ by my Grandmother Ella Melissa ~~

Brooch & Wallet on the left made by my Grandmother Ella ~~

Winter Cottage by my Grandmother ~~

Sweet Cottage by my Grandmother ~~

Lovely Floral Pair made by my Grandmother~~

















What a LONG TOUR that was! I really didn't realize I had that many & I've already looked up & seen one that I missed right here by my computer! Alot of them have wear, even holes, & chippy places but that makes them even more special! Have a great rest of the week! KATHY xoxoxoxoxoxoxo

8 comments:

Miss 376 said...

What a lovely collection. I love needlepoint

Kathleen Grace said...

What a beautiful collection! I love the oval framed cottage, and the colors are so beautiful. I have often passed up beautiful needlepoints because they were dirty and I was unsure how to clean them, any tips?

Brenda@Spareminute cottage said...

How pretty I love needlepoint and love to make some pieces myself oneday.
Best Wishes
Brenda:)

Jacki said...

Wonderful collection! I love needlepoint too. I had stitched my mother a large cupid picture. Somehow my sister ended up with it, just to cover wall space. (My sister has no appreciation for anything handmade. We couldn't be more different.)

Brandy said...

I love the roses pillow!

Shirlee said...

What a wonderful collection you have and that you have so many from your grandmother is extra special. I'm a big fan of needlework and will grab any I see at the thrift stores since I don't do it myself. I also like embroidery.
I also have two florals on a black background that I found in the garage attic of a house we once rented.

Marilyn said...

What a beautiful collection you have. I think I might have like one piece of old needlepoint so I'm very jealous....lol.
I especially love the bulldog pillow and the rose picture. Just beautiful.
Marilyn in NM

meg said...

Oh, my! That is a big collection; I love the bulldog on the chair, but I truly covet your cottages :-)