My New Needlepointed Table

Several, no not several, many years ago I bought a table at the Bombay Company in Little Rock at the mall. It was a black and gold small round table with a top that came off to insert a needlepoint piece. As soon as I got the table, I found a floral piece to stitch. I got 100% wool tapestry thread to do the background. On my way to Houston I took it and finished it in the car. I came home and blocked it with the iron, and then I stretched it over the cardboard pieces that was supplied under the glass. I had had a punch-type antique doily that was Grandmother TeeTee’s I took out. After cleaning the glass and screwing the top back down I found the date. The table was bought in 1991. So the needlepoint only took me 25 years to complete. LOL!  After all these years I’m going to write my name on the bottom of the table. Someday it might end up in the Smithsonian and I want to get credit for all that work.

About Jim Gatling

Artist: primitive watercolors, colored pencil. Quilter: Original designs, Scrap quilts. Craftsman: Woodburning, Recycling Teacher: Retired MHS, SHCS K-12 Part Time. Collector: Antiques, Quilts, Glass, Buttons, Petit Point, Needlepoint, Hankies, Figural Perfume Bottles. Son, Father, Grandfather, Neighbor, Friend.
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