Needlepoint is a type of embroidery that goes way back in time.
Signs of needlepoint pieces have been found that date to 1500 years B.C.
It's very intricate and, as one can only imagine, exceedingly time consuming to do. While not one of my talents, it's enjoyable to look at and appreciate needlepoint pieces, particularly pillow covers.
At an annual nearby church yard sale, never to be missed , one can usually find very nice quality things. On the last day and during the last few hours of the sale, one can fill up a bag for $1.00.
At one such sale at the church last year, a beautifully framed needlepoint with gorgeous deep pink roses against a black background, miraculously remained on one of the tables.
Picking it up, I figured just the frame, alone, merited stuffing it into a bag.
It was impossible not to wonder who made this exquisite piece?
Who sat for hours upon hours, weaving the thread in and out of the canvas?
How much time did it take to complete?
These are questions which will probably never be answered.
Now that it's been home for awhile, the plan is take it out of the frame and bring it somewhere to be made into an exquisite pillow cover.
The pink roses against the black background are absolutely stunning.
It's easy to envision this as an artistic pillow in the corner of the living room couch, don't you think?
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