Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Needlepoint Gifts

I love seeing friend's needlepoint gifts and ideas. When you take the time to needlepoint something for someone the gift becomes a truly special keepsake.

This needlepoint pillow was a wedding gift to a friend in Boston. It's the newlywed’s new monogram inset in a pillow made out of the material from a bridesmaid dress. This is such a thoughtful and unique gift idea.


This needlepoint project was to commemorate CFC living in Baltimore for five years. I just love the monogrammed crab!


MBW's mother-in-law made her this impeccable ring bearer pillow for her wedding day.


I feel inspired to start the belt I designed for JCW. The motif is pigs smoking cigars. I wanted him to be able to proudly display his love for BBQ and cigars. I certianly have my work cut out for me.

Special thanks to Catherine from Connecticut for sharing her original needlepoints (new monogram, and crab) and Mrs. W for a beautiful pillow sure to brighten any bride's day! xx

10 comments:

QueenBeeSwain said...

presh is absolutely right- I want to get into needlepointing- how hard was it to get started and what would be a good project to start out on?!

kHm

ERR said...

Love the belt!

TWA said...

Love all things needlepoint! I am dying to start a needlepoint project myself... Absolutely love the newlyweds monogram with the bridesmaid dress what an amazing keepsake, as well as the ring bearer pillow, how thoughtful!

P.S. Love your blog! keep up the great work...

Headbands and Hand Bags said...

So beautiful! Very talented ladies!!

KAG said...

Love needlepoint things, however, I do not have the talent to do needlepoint so I am always ordering from Smathers and Branson! xo KAG

Let The Tide Pull Your Dreams Ashore said...

Thanks ladies. It is simple to start; you only need to know one stitch! xx

I saw Smathers and Branson is offering free monogramming on belts, flasks, and wallets....I wish it was key chains!

Caroline said...

WOW!! Needle point is gorgeous!!

MBW said...

The piggy belt is so perfect- he will love!

I think the snowy winter here will be a good time for me to hibernate and finally finish my current projects- the nantucket pillow...and brick :)

pve design said...

I love needlepoint and have designed many of the needlepoint designs for J.McLaughlin belts. You can see them on-line. I paint my own canvas too and love creating them!
Do you work basketweave or continental stitch?
pve

Let The Tide Pull Your Dreams Ashore said...

I love the belts from J.McLaughlin. I have a friend that works there and just visited their stand at a horse race. I adore your work, you are so very talented! I use continental stitch. xx