You know that thing they say about turning into your Mother? I think it might be happening to me. For as long as I can remember, my Mom has been carrying around a little bag with a needlepoint project in it.
And I mean, she carries it everywhere! When I was in high school, we had Astros season tkts and she would sit at the games and needlepoint! I walked around her place in Florida the other day and took these pics of some of her creations.
one is my favorite. It's a little antique stool that's all about
her...tennis, piano, OU, her kids and grandkids initials, a needle and
thread, crosses to symbolize her faith...isn't it great?
You really have to see it up close to appreciate the work. Each block is done with a different stitch. Truly impressive!
She can't sit and watch a TV show, or sit on an airplane, or on the beach, etc. with idle hands. So she creates these amazing needlepoint canvases and turns them into beautiful pillows, framed art, seat-cushions, Christmas ornaments, bags, you name it!
I have been chasing after young children now for about 13yrs, so I haven't had much "idle hands" time. But now that my youngest is 7, I do find that I get very antsy when I'm not being productive.
Friends will say, "...isn't it great that you are out of the baby pool now and you can just sit and read a book or look at a magazine when you're at the pool?".
What?!? How long can you actually do that? I'd go stir crazy!
So, I took up a hand-sewing hobby myself...
.... beading! It's not needlepoint, but isn't it gorgeous? I did it on the beach,
by the pool, on the airplane...it's a little addictive! I feel like my
Sis Boom fabric is PERFECT for embellishing! No idle hands for the rest of the Summer! Thanks for the