I’m not good at decorating marathons. I’m much more of a sprinter. I like projects that I can complete in a couple of hours, maybe days. I don’t do months or years. I want instant gratification, which is why I’m a painter, not a quilter. So when I found a couple of unfinished needlepoints in my grandparent’s attic, I knew they were destined to a life where they would be rolled up in a closet, only to be stared at with good intentions every few months.
Finishing the Unfinished
I used a vintage linen table cloth to back the needle points as well as for piping and the pillow back.
I don’t even mind the areas where the fabric is frayed a little bit.
Can you believe these are unfinished needle points? I think I like them better this way. They are more neutral and casual.
Finished needlepoints can be very expensive. I think this small blue one was about $25.00. Unfinished ones can be found for practically nothing.
So, next time you’re looking at something that you know you’ll never finish, think about ways it can be used with a quick fix. You may like the result even better.
I also had to share how excited I am to see strawberries on sale in the grocery store. I ate about a dozen just standing over the sink. Spring is here.