I really never intended on having a collection but I guess that is what it’s turned into. I have stitched pieces in my spare bedroom.
These are all old embroidered pieces that I have picked up at garage sales and thrift stores.
I believe they were all stamped pieces and then were stitched…not counted cross stitch.
I just love anything that is hand-done. I so appreciate the work of the artist. Here is a closer picture of these two.
I have picked up a few others but then narrowed it down to my favorites because I don’t have a lot of wall space in this room.
Here on the wall near the wardrobe is my latest…but before I show you that one, I want to show you my favorite one…
…and here is the newest one. This one is straight-up embroidery. I bought it framed like this last week at the thrift store. It was $5. I originally bought it for the frame but then decided nope. I like it all together. You can see there is a water stain in the lower right-hand corner. Part of me wants to take it apart and see if I can get the stain out. The other part of me is too chicken to try…and then I’d have to re-frame it all. UGH. I don’t hate it just the way it is…in fact, it’s just fine with me.
Maybe someday when I retire (likely won’t happen…but I can wish), I’ll spruce it up. For now, I’m content.
I surveyed the room and have decided I likely have room for maybe three or four more framed pieces. I’ll stay on the lookout for others but I’m working really hard to not just buy anything and wait for the right piece.
As I’m finishing the writing here, I just realized I didn’t take any pictures with the furniture. I’m just going to link to an old post that you can find HERE. I still have the same furniture but have added a mirror over the dresser. You can also check out THIS POST with pictures of that bedroom. This bedroom is often called Kelli’s room because Kelli, our daughter, sleeps here on days that she works overnight and I’m babysitting her kids.
I really love this bedroom…it’s small but super cozy…and I love how the collection of stitched pieces is slowly coming together. I just love hunting thrift stores to find the perfect pieces.