|Needlepoint pillows add texture and color to your decor|
I've made lots of pillows in my day, crocheted pillows, needlepoint and Bargello pillows, crocheted pillows, knitted pillows, patchwork fabric pillows and more. Pillows are a great way to practice a pattern in a small area.
|Crocheted Pillows for Mom's Blue and White Living Room by Ellen B.|
|Ellen's Crocheted Pillow for old sofa|
|Mini-Granny Squares (aka Granny Daughters) for Pillow|
|My version of the British Flag, crochet-style|
When I visit estate sales in Los Angeles, I always check the needlepoint, knitting, crocheting and sewing supplies. Needlepoint was very big in the 1960s and 1970s, along with a resurgence in knitting and crochet. So many people took up needlepoint during this era, including me, my Mom, my Aunts and many others. My Aunt Frances was a knitter and needlepointer too. This past weekend at my Aunt's and Uncle's estate sale, I picked up a few of her pillows and one painted needlepoint canvas that she never started.
|Frances' Nautical Signal Flags Needlepoint|
|"F" is for Frances AND Fabulous!|
|I look forward to working this needlepoint found in Frances' workshop|
We have gray tweed couches in our living room. I've added black and white, along with red pillows to the mix. Most of these pillows are fabric. NOW, I need to add some different textures. I'm hoping that my recent estate sale purchases will look stunning in our living room!
|Fabric pillow and crocheted pillow, gray tweed couch|
|Purchased this textured patchwork pillow at the Palm Springs Art Museum in March|
|This is a Bargello/needlepoint canvas completed by Margie Pressman, purchased at another estate sale. I plan to make it into a pillow.|
If I don't actually purchase some design items at estate sales, but I like them, I take a photo of the object. The pillows below were just too worn out for me to buy. I could, however, reproduce them. These round beauties were in a home dedicated to Early American design.
|Americana Pillows, Roxbury Drive, Beverlywood estate sale|
My sweet friend, Natalie crocheted then cross-stitched this adorable eyeglass pillow for me and Larry a few years ago! We love it.
|Personalized Eyeglass Pillow by Ms. Natalie of Hollywood|
Pillows can make a personal statement. They are miniature works of art. Express yourself through pillows!
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