I began my 'show & tell' blog post series back in January and promised to try to come up with a new installment each month for a year. May is almost over, so it's time for another! How about needlework? I love all forms of needlework and wish I was both better at it and had the time to dedicate to it. I've decorated with some needlework around my house to inspire me.
This is actually the end of a scarf that my great-grandfather gave to my great-grandmother. It was cut into two pieces and framed.
My grandmother started doing needlework from a very young age. She said she made this little sampler when she was 6. I plan to get around to framing it sometime.
My grandmother has made countless things over the years like this needlepoint seat.
These hooked 'rug' samplers were made by my great-aunt Ruth. I think they are so charming. This larger one is usually under a bowl to protect the surface of the cabinet.
These smaller ones depicting a house and barn are displayed in a curio.
I love the look of Asian needlework done in silks like this fish.
He's a bit faded, but looks rather fun next to the exotic looking letter opener. I assure you that as dangerous as that letter opener looks, it's really quite dull!
If you missed my other 'show & tell' posts, you can click on the label below!