Cherished Blogfest Item 2016

Yes, I did post about needlepoint yesterday, but that was not planned. I’d say it’s happenstance, but I don’t believe in that, so I’ll say it’s reinforcement of the item I selected for my Cherished Blogfest post.




If you follow me here or on Instagram, you’ve probably seen this picture in the background. My dad did this. He does amazing needlepoint work. I have plentyΒ of photos of his work, even the ones I don’t own, and I occasionally drop one on Instagram.
They are all over my house. I love them all but this one is my fave.

I wanted this one when he did it, and I was only nine.

Y’ever have that feeling? Like something is for you? It just speaks to you? This is one of mine.



I suppose when I was nine I already loved cats, stained glass, plants, antiques, wooden floors, and quilts. Was I? Or did this scene mold my aesthetics? I don’t remember how old I was when he gave itΒ to me, but I was an adult with a family. I felt like,Β FINALLY! If I’m not staring out my window, I’m staring at this picture.

It’s generally laden with cat hair, not that anyone but me ever notices. Cletus the Dog Kitten likes to bat at and chew on the plants, he does.
For you good people, I’ve tried to clear away evidence of that, but if you’re a pet owner, then you know.
The Mister suggested I take my Dyson to it, which sounded a bit murderous extreme…


Isn’t that texture sublime?
Thanks for looking. If you enjoyed this, you can find more posts at the Cherished Blogfest page.


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38 Responses to Cherished Blogfest Item 2016

  1. meANXIETYme says:

    That is an astounding piece of artwork. Holy cat! I can’t imagine you NOT wanting that. Just wow.
    Can he do one for me? πŸ™‚ (with a dog instead of a cat) LOL If there’s a line of people asking, remember who was here first!!!

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  2. Victo Dolore says:

    Wow! That is amazing work.

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  3. joannesisco says:

    It’s a lovely piece, but I’m even more amazed that your dad did it. I think that makes it a 100 times more special. Is that sexist for me to say that? I hope not … it’s admiration for his dexterity and attention to detail.

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  4. ghostmmnc says:

    Love your dad’s needlwork picture! A treasured heirloom for sure. πŸ™‚

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  6. loisajay says:

    This is crewel embroidery, right? I used to do this and really loved it. I love the fact that your dad did this, though. No wonder you wanted it–I would, too! So happy you finally have it. Did you say cat hair? Yes, murderous was the correct word….

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  7. I love the leaves of the plant on the right the most, next to the quilt and the cat, of course. It’s a lovely creation. And I concur that you are three years younger than me.

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  8. Judy Martin says:

    Wow, that is a stunning piece of artwork. Your dad is extremely talented, I am blown away πŸ™‚

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  9. Benson says:

    What a beautiful piece of work. How fortunate you are.

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  10. Dan Antion says:

    Wow – that is a seriously beautiful piece of needlework. The close-ups reveal a wonderful talent and a gifted eye. I love the fine work in the stained glass window. I also really like the feeling of depth he created with the thread and with the shadow lines. I can see why you wanted this. Thanks for including this in the blogfest!

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  11. Incredible work. Thanks for sharing it, and it’s wonderful that your father made it.

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  12. Alice says:

    That IS amazing needlework! Kudos, Dad!!

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  13. Since I’m pretty bad with anything involving needle work, I admire anyone who does this kind of work. Bravo!

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  14. That is sublime. I also have a cat like that, and I can’t have plants in my home, as she tries to eat them, and knocks them on the floor. I hate trying to clean up all that dirt.

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  15. Sherry says:

    my goodness, he is really talented. These are done professionally! Lucky you!

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  16. What a wonderful piece of fiber art! I love the composition. Your dad is so gifted!

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  17. This is a treasure.

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  18. jan says:

    Nice! He has quite a talent.

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  19. Anxious Mom says:

    Wow, that is beautiful!

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  20. Jewels says:

    That. Is. Lovely. ❀

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