Monday, March 21, 2011

Happy Travels

I spent the weekend in beantown and finally had a little time to work on my never ending needlepoint project. I am confident that one day it will be wearable...one pig down seven to go. Are you working on any needlepoint projects?

29 comments:

Glitterista said...

What a fabulous design! I'm hoping to learn how to needlepoint as soon as I'm done with the thesis in a month. JCW will be such a lucky guy to get this! ;)

Wicked Domestic said...

Chilly weekend to be in the Hub!
Love the needlepoint belt...takes forever, doesn't it?! Good luck!

The Southland Life said...

so impressed that you can needlepoint - so can my mother - i must learn!

La Bonbonniere said...

These take forever! I am still working on one for T. that I bought in 2006! Good for you!

Skipper said...

That looks GREAT! Did you make the pattern yourself or buy it from somewhere? I want to make one!

Laur said...

So cute! My mom made my dad a crab one and its so adorable!

Summer is a Verb said...

Did you make it to NRO? Babe's in Boston as we speak but only for a couple of hours. And, you should get in the habit of leaving you kit by the tv that way you'll be inclined to pick it up while watching. This is really bad, and Oprah would have a coronary, but I used to keep it on the passenger seat when driving and pick it up for a few quick stitches at red lights. Quelle horreur! XXOO

Jana said...

That is amazing that you can do that... wow... so cute!

Sundresses and Smiles said...

the belt is looking me! i've never been one for sewing, stitching, etc-- but perhaps i should give it a try! how cool would it be to have made my very own belt!

j.mosby said...

Hope you had a Wicked Good Time! Just got back from a week in Hilton Head, SC Sunny Low 80s all week!
You have to go to the resort at Palmetto Bluff in Bluffton, SC, a total paradise!

Let The Tide Pull Your Dreams Ashore said...

The belt has taken forever! I did a drawing and had an artist paint the canvas. JCW loves BBQ and cigars so what better then pigs smoking cigars! I have tried to work on it while watching TV but ended up not even watching or totally screwing it up. As for needlepointing and driving I can barely drive as it is! xx

Buckhead Belle said...

Oh my gosh, I need to learn needlepoint. My mom is so good and seeing this belt is making me wish I knew how!

Dex said...

Where can you find patterns like that for making a needle point belt? My grandmother can needlepoint and expressed interested in making me something along the lines of the Smathers Branson belts but said that she would need a pattern to do so.

I think it is on an entirely different level, when something like a needlepoint belt has been made for you personally as opposed to just buying one from a store.

James said...

Sure and steady, that's the way to go.

JulesTX said...

My current project has 26 lighthouses, one for each letter of the alphabet. I bought this a few years ago on the Cape. It is probably 75% finished and I can't seem to get the last 25% completed. I need to get back to it and just get it done.

April of A. Liz Adventures said...

Suuuuuuper cute, and what a great project to work on during a flight! I'll be doing the calligraphy for my wedding invites on my flight to NY tomorrow. :)

Jennifer said...

I would also love to find out where you can get similar patterns...can you bring needlepoint on the plane?

Preppy and Proud of it! said...

Still working on a belt fo rme. MAde one for hubby and daughter but mine is languishing. I also have a huge canvas I have been working on for years. Sort of the never ending project!

Mississippi Girl said...

I'm starting a golf one for my boyfriend! I'm always with him at school so it has to wait until summer! Hopefully it'll be ready! Yours looks great :)

Let The Tide Pull Your Dreams Ashore said...

You can buy belt patterns at any needlepoint store or order them online. www.elizabethturnercollection.com/ The process costs more than just buying a belt but it’s more meaningful and a lot of fun! You can bring it on the plane...I pack nail clippers instead of scissors to avoid any issues at security.
The Inn at Palmetto Bluff looks amazing...another reader also told me about it. xx

EKS said...

Such a cute idea to combine those elements he likes. I'm planning on learning to needlepoint soon - just need to find a local shop and create the design. It's looking to be a huge project, but I think it's worth the effort to make a meaningful handmade gift.

Laurie said...

What a fabulous project. Needlepoint is on my list of things to do and learn. I love that you designed it yourself.

Ruthie said...

I have been working on the same belt for years! It is so cute, with mermaids (for me, obvi) but I always forget about it/ just don't have the time! I love that one though, very cute!

Ruthie
www.reallyveryruthie.blogspot.com

Maryland Magnolia said...

What a great design! That is going to be one good-looking belt when you finish :)

Happiness and Hydrangeas said...

This is looking so good! I definitely want to learn how to do this so I can make a belt or two for my boyfriend!

-Alyssa

PinkPolkadotAA said...

That will be a very cute belt once your finished! Hope you had a great weekend in Boston :)

Bama Girl said...

E, you are so talented. I can't imagine the patience it would take to needlepoint, as I can barely sew on a button! The belt is going to be lovely and JCW will love it! :-) Have a great week! XOXO

Kerr said...

I adore needlepoint belts. My mom made them for my brother, Dad and I when I was young. I made a keychain for my best friend but never attempted a belt. I need to get back into it. Good luck with the rest of the pigs!

Pink Champagne said...

I'm impressed! It's going to be gorgeous when it's done!