Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Another Needlepoint Finished

While I'm here tonight, may I just share another needlepoint I finished stitching in December? It's to be matted and set into this tray with a glass on top. I don't expect to use the tray, in reality. But, as I mentioned...no more pillows! The tray came from Michaels crafts store unfinished. I just painted it dark red, distressed/antiqued it a little, and put a couple of coats of decoupage finish over it to give it a semi-gloss and sealer. This piece was needlepointed with DMC flosses. I carried it around with me all summer as my baggie/go anywhere piece rolled up and thrown in the car and even at the pool. Needlepoint is pretty hardy for that sort of thing. I am careful to have clean hands, though. I tend to really like richly colored things...and jewel tones. I have worked several oriental rug canvases in different sizes through the years.


Isabelle said...

Wow, that is beautiful! So vibrant. It'll be gorgeous into the tray.

NCPat said...

This will be a great tray.....we always have to find more ways to use our creations!