I was really pleased to have the opportunity to get up close and personal with each piece of needlework. No barriers, no ropes. Some of the needlework was framed, and some of it was not. Truthfully, I was just as happy to see the unframed work. You could get your eyeballs right up there and examine each piece. Well, except the smalls. They were mostly in display cases. And even though we were very, very tempted, we didn't actually touch anything.
First, I hope you can click on all of the photos to enlarge them. It'll make a world of difference.
Well, I tried to photograph the pieces that jumped out at me for one reason or another. First up is this Halloween piece and is that fabric amazing or what? I typically don't like Halloween design, but this one was stunning.
Same here. Not crazy about Halloween, but I had to love the fabric color, threads and beading on this piece.
I've been wanting to stitch this BBD piece for several years now. I may have to kit this up.!
|Some needlepoint designs and kits for sale.|
A wonderful Quaker and - lucky me! This chart was part of the tag sale! Do you need to even ask if I bought it?
Another one of the 9-11 Quilts
An amazing original piece by a fellow from Boston who has since passed away. I met one of his friends at the show, and she told me that he would just start with a blank piece of fabric and design as he went. I stood and looked a this piece for a long time. There is a lot to see.
|Look at the bottom alphabet and the way it appears to reflect off water. Love it.|
|I NEED one of these for my family.|
|Quaker Christmas in Red|
|Quaker Christmas in green|
|Of course, this drew my eye since I had recently stitched it. I love the floss colors and their variations.|
|A scissor and fob collection belonging to ONE person. Yes, one person.|
|Love the black fob with the red flowers|
|So tiny. Carol I....you would have liked this one.|
|More teeny tiny. I wish I had something next to it to illustrate its scale.|
|About the size of a large postage stamp|
I thought you might enjoy a little thread comparison:
|Quaker Diamonds stitched with Valdani Threads.|
|Quaker Diamonds stitched with HDF|
My choice for Peoples Choice award. It was difficult to photograph also,because it was hanging in a window. But take my word for it, it was fantastic. And who can argue with 1,710 Queen stitches?
And finally! Best in Show - a Reversible Spanish Stitch piece
|Tried to show you some of the detail up close.|
Sometime soon I'll post some pictures of my latest needlework. There's not much, but I'm getting in a few lengths of thread here and there. I have lots of family things keeping me busy lately, so I'm glad to get even that much done. These pesky kids...