Fruits of Her Labors

Framed in Fruit

Received in today’s email, a photo of an amazing piece stitched with a Pepita canvas, Frame Fruit. Our customer writes:

I wanted to share with you the results of my latest needlepoint adventure with Pepita!  Here is the completed customized canvas I ordered last winter.  It was a delight to stitch! You had suggested embellishments for the fruit, Renee, but I thought that would take all the fun out of the stitching challenge. So…I stitched the fruit first, and some of them required two or three tries to get it just right. Then I decided to do the whole background in scotch stitch.  Best of all – and I know you will appreciate this – I finished  the whole project using thread I already had in the house!!
I have attached two pictures, one showing my project where it hangs, right next to my fruit-decorated kitchen curtains.  How perfect is that?  All I need now is a visit from the grandchildren to complete the scene!

The text she stitched in the center reads “Welcome to Bubby’s Heimishe Kitchen.” The word “Heimishe” is a hard-to-translate Yiddish word, it’s roughly equivalent to “cozy” and “familiar”.

Happy Doll

I recently stitched and finished one of our new needlepoint designs, “Happy Doll“. I still smile every time I look at it.

I bought her an actual barrette from the hair accessory store and pinned it into her hair. Also, I sewed buttons on for her jumper. The white hem is done in Turkey Stitch and came out adorable.

I got the idea for this design from my first grader’s homework assignment (she was learning the letter D). There was a similar drawing in her workbook. My daughter is now convinced that this piece is for her room. I had to gently break the news that I’m shipping it to one of our retailers to hang in the shop. Are you a needlepoint store? Carry our stuff and make some little girls happy.