Updated July 3, 2020.
I’m not a one for spending huge amounts on my stitching. Partly it’s that I like small projects. But partly it’s that I’m inherently cheap, although given the number of canvases I have bought this year, you wouldn’t think so.
But I did splurge, and hugely, once. It started because my bedroom had high ceilings and nothing hanging on the wall. I’m of the opinion that you can’t have enough art. Actually everyone in my family has this problenm. In fact a week or so ago my DH complained, no joke, that we needed more walls.
I was at Needlepoint Inc. many years ago and saw a stunning canvas of pomegranates in a wide border by Mika Partridge (some of her canvases are distributed by Julia’s Needleworks these days). I was over $300 in the early 90’s. I got a picture of it and showed it to my husband.
I told him the price and said the threads would cost almost as much. We did not discuss the cost of framing.
I love what he said. He told me that we would pay that much for a painting and that this was art, not just needlepoint. So it was worth it.
I bought it, he picked it up and I stitched it. It’s the largest all Basketweave piece I have stitched and uses Appleton wools, Neon Rays, Kreinik, and Au Ver a Soie silk.
In our current house it sits in the living room and I can see it from my desk. And yes it is art and art is worth it. I’m sorry the picture is so blurry, but my living room is in disarry because of reorganizing projects and I could not get very close.