A Most Fabulous Fabulous Find
Really, they are fabulous works of art.
This pair of hand needlework pictures had me at first sight.
How could I resist those pink and yellow flowers, with all those lovely birds?
Well, I couldn’t.
The price was $8 each, which is little rich for this thrifty girl, but I had to have them.
Ever since I was a little girl two of my favorite things have always been flowers and birds.
I’m no needlework expert, but I think this is embroidery rather than needlepoint.
It’s done on what looks like some kind of a cotton fabric.
The colors are absolutely amazing.
I have no idea how old these pieces are, but they definitely have some patina.
The fabric has aged beautifully, if you love that sort of thing… which I do.
The details in these works of art are pretty incredible to me.
Like the beautiful feathering, and the eyes, and the leaves.
I think the pretty pink and yellow flowers might be dogwood flowers.
They certainly do bear a striking resemblance to them shape-wise, and they have four petals.
These must have been in storage somewhere for quite awhile because I don’t think you get age like that when they’re hanging on a wall.
This one has aged less, you can only see it really up close.
The right one has a wooden back that’s nailed in, and the left one is backed with a piece of cardboard.
I’m guessing these two pieces were completed at different times.
I can’t think of another reason why they would be framed differently, and they are slightly different sizes as well..
This makes them a bit of a challenge to hang.
When side by side the difference would really stand out, like it does here.
Needlework pieces like this are definitely works of art, whether embroidery or needlepoint.
This pair of fabulous treasures is a keeper, and I’ll be sharing at a later date where and how I’m hanging them.
Thanks so much for reading, and until next time…