Hey everybody! It has rained for a few days here! Hip,hip hooray! The pond has filled again!! :) The grass is greening up. My pink zinnias are finally blooming.♥
I had a request from Carol a while back to share pictures of my poodle needlepoint collection. It started out simply. With this little vintage,grey beauty you see above. I found her on ebay. She was stitched, but the background was not. So I did a little reading and taught myself to needlepoint. I filled in the background with a cream color.
I found this sweet little one on ebay also. It was a vintage, unopened needlepoint kit. She makes me laugh. She looks like she is chewing bubble gum and getting ready to blow a bubble!
Now this one was also found on ebay and I love it! Do you see the heart stitched into the back leg? We bought this from Sweden. They had it listed as "vintage swedish flemish poodle tapestry sweden". Well, not quite, but it is old. How old who knows. It is unusual.
I know, sweet right? Bought him on etsy. He was mounted in a hoop. I put him into this frame instead. So this is punchneedled I do believe. I have yet to get my punchneedle out and try it. :(
You'll remember the Mabel look-alike I just got for my birthday. Well, I had to remove many staples from this one. They stapled right into the needlepoint! There are some stains light are mild, but there on the bottom. It is also missing 2 or 3 stitches on the bottom left corner. Why? I don't know. I was looking for a long tail of yarn on the backside to do repairs with. No such luck. I just left it as imperfect as it is. She looks a lot like Mabel. The frame I just found last week at Good Will. $1.99! It was brand new in the package, but sprayed a goldtone. It is a nice wood frame. I had prayed before I went to Salvation Army and then Good Will. I asked God to please provide a frame, as we don't have extra spending money right now. And then this find! This frame is 13'x13". Not common at all. I am so thankful to God for it. I picked up some :"linen" colored craft paint from JoAnn. Painting a wood frame is a pain in the rear end. But the end results are pretty good.
This last one I purchased with birthday money also. It is very different. It came framed and cheap too!
The collection, as it hangs in our pale, yellow kitchen. Our Jacob is less than thrilled with his mother's choice of collecting. He loves Mabel. Just doesn't love poodles, poodles, everywhere poodles! ;)
That's all for today folks. I am very, very close to finishing the Brightneedle Garden Party.
Stitching and praying,