Saturday, July 10, 2010

Up For Adoption

A co-worker is packing up for a cross-country move. I think she's nuts! She actually wants to leave SF! But I understand why. She came to work earlier this week saying she had something for me. She called it "cross stitch". When I saw it, I told her it was needlepoint and not my thing but I could probably find a home for it. Her husband bought this for her and she had never needlepointed in her life. This is not a beginner project! OMG, it's huge! There are a few stitches in this but they can easily be taken out.

I am wondering if anyone would be interested in adopting this needlepoint canvas. It's currently on stretcher bars measuring 18"x24". Huge! It also comes with the threads pictured that were bought for this piece. There is a combination of DMC Perle, Impressions, JL Walsh silk and some unmarked, unknown tapestry wool (I think).

I am trying to save this from the trash and/or having in languish forgotten in some stash drawer. If anyone would seriously like to adopt this for the sake of actually stitching it up and transforming it into an actual stocking, I will gladly send this to you for the cost of postage and whatever method you'd like it sent. I don't suppose I can fold the canvas so I'll either need to buy a tube or if you'd like the bars, a box large enough. So those are things to consider. If more than one person is interested, I will draw a name in one week. That would mean any draw would be made on June 17th.

I hope this can find a good home. That would make my co-worker very happy...

Until next time...

7 comments:

Melissa said...

I generally prefer counted canvas over painted when I'm doing needlepoint. If you can't find any other home for it, I'll take it to keep it from going into the trash. I'm sure you'll get plenty of takers though since it really is a pretty canvas. :)

If you get someone who wants the bars, you could take the canvas off and take the bars apart. You could then put them into the tube along with the canvas and fibers. It might make things easier for shipping that way.

K-G Knitter said...

I would be interested in the canvas and the bars. My mother and I are working on making needlepoint stockings for all the members of our family, and I have a niece would would love this piece. Of course, I would be thrilled to pay for all shipping costs. If no one else is interested please let me know, otherwise, please add me in for your drawing. my email is bemgelado (at) aol (dot) com

Thank you!

Jackie said...

ow sweet of you to find a home for this project!

Pumpkin said...

I hope you find a good home for this project as well Valerie. It would be a shame to see it unfinished.

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Julie said...

I hope you find a nice home for it, someone will love it.