So, I learned all of my
bad amazingly good habits from my mother!
She took my shopping suggestions from last week seriously and has been on a needlepoint splurge! Here’s hoping that Dad hasn’t figured out how to read my blog yet…
What I loved most about her splurge was that it was a splurge/trade! Mom’s friend Rose (who’s been featured several times on the blog!) was dying for a specific piece of needlepoint. You know the story- discontinued, only available on ebay, going for a GAZILLION dollars…
And, it just so happened that my mother had the exact canvas tucked into one of her ‘magic needlepoint treasure chests’. So, they made a deal. One lusted after canvas, swapped for another lusted after canvas. Everyone walks away happy- and with lots of stitching to do!
Here’s the piece that Rose has been eyeing for years:
Isn’t it great?! I can see it with lots of different stitches and fibers! Can’t wait to see what Rose comes up with for her stitches! I believe it’s an old Maggie & Co.
For the exchange, my Mom wanted the Mindy Sea Turtle, which arrived this week via the Needle Nicely express At least I think this was the one that they sent, but I don’t see their tape along the edge, so maybe they sent another package…
And, since I made Mom take pictures of her things for the blog, she also wanted me to share a finished piece that one of her dear friends gifted to her, many moons ago. She says it’s one of her absolute favorite canvases! I’ll have to get the details from her about who painted it, etc.
What about you, have you ever ‘swapped’ with a friend?
I love to share canvases with new stitchers! I always have small projects or ornaments lying around, which make great beginner projects!