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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Rogue Tudor Rose – because I loved it.
How about you. What canvas do you lust after or have you just bought?