Needlepoint Lust & the New Canvas

I lust. No, not in the usual way. I lust for canvases. If we’re honest with ourselves most of us do.

You know the feeling. You are in a shop or surfing the Internet. You spy a canvas out of the corner of your eye. It calls to you enticingly. You must have it. Right this minute.

That’s needlepoint lust.

If you’re like me once that divine moment happens and the canvas is yours, it gets put on the shelf. Your immediate need has been satisfied and you can go on to your next canvas. The object of your affection now sits, with plenty of company, in your stash, all but forgotten.

Until the next conquest.

I have to admit that my needlepoint wish list is pretty small. That’s because I’ve been tending to buy the objects of my desire. This is nice but it doesn’t help my stash problem much.

Instead of a wish list I’m going to share a wish fulfilled list. These are some of the things I’ve bought recently.

  • Kathy Schenkel Santa Fe round ornament – I love Santa Fe & I’m especially fond of its very French cathedral in the midst of all the Mission and Spanish structures. This is the only needlepoint I’ve seen of it.
    Kathy Schenkel's Santa Fe round ornament

    Kathy Schenkel’s Santa Fe round ornament

  • Liberty needlepoint kit – I love this building and I went searching for the kit when I first saw it. I finally found it & bought it right away. My son wants it. My eldest daughter will want it when she sees it.
    Liberty Building Needlepoint

    Liberty Building Needlepoint

  • Pittsburgh from the Incline – my hometown. ‘Nuff said.
  • Rogue Needlepoint Cardinal – I’m sure this was done as a demonstration of different clothing and skin colors. But we have supported Cardinal Napier of Durban in South Africa with donations for years. So I had to have it and we are going to give it to him as a present.
    A present for the Cardinal Archbishop of Durban

    A present for the Cardinal Archbishop of Durban

  • Rogue Tudor Rose – because I loved it.
    Tudor Rose from Rogue Needlepoint

    Tudor Rose from Rogue Needlepoint

  • How about you. What canvas do you lust after or have you just bought?

Comments

  1. Libbi Goodman says

    Oh, did you strike home with this one. You’re right, it’s pure lust. I recently absoutely fell in love with two canvases by Sophia; (Flying, and The African Lady, originally designed by Clarice). I finally succumbed and purchased both. And there they sit, each already mounted on a frame, but not yet started. I keep them out, so I can see them, and tell them soon, soon.

  2. Judy Hammerschmidt says

    Oh my, you were speaking directly to me! I have a “travel tree” at Christmas with ornaments from many of the countries I have visited. When I see a new one (saw one for Norway today online) I immediately think, “oh I NEED that.” But as my tree is full – so much so that we’re onto tree 2 — I have to get some control. I have 2 large boxes under my bed full of stash. One of my goals for this year is to stitch but not buy. If only I could exercise that kind of control…..

  3. Amy J says

    It took me less than 30 seconds to pick up the phone and order the canvas I am currently working on (Fire House by Robbyn’s Nest) after I saw it on a blog. Now you have me lusting after Pittsburgh from the incline. I am very much an impulse shopper who is afraid she will never find it said item again thus does not hesitate.

  4. says

    Yep, did that trying not to buy thing. It only worked for awhile. I divided my needlepoint ornaments and gave many to my kids, but I still have too many and a box of stitched but unfinished ones in the garage.

    Oh well.

    Keep Stitching,
    Janet

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