Gretty’s grandmother had needlepointed stocking for all her grandkids. Since her grandmother has since passed away, Gretty will be carrying on the tradition for her neices and nephews (of which she has 1 neice). She asked me to design a stocking – and I got into it Saturday night (I know, a wild and crazy Saturday night designing a needlepoint stocking)! I think it turned out pretty well! But I still need to hear if she has any additions or edits.
I did have a really cute elephant on it, but Boom made fun of me (“Oh, the old Christmas elephant”) so I took him out. It is sort of a modern design, but I think still very cute and can appeal to many people. We’ll see what the jury (Gretty) says.
Once we finalize the design, I’ll have to draw it onto needlepoint canvas and then paint it. Gretty will be doing the actual needlepointing.
I rather do enjoy designing needlepoint canvases, wonder if I could make mola doing so? Not sure how big the market it, but I do think there are more young people needlepointing and most of the designs available out there are old people designs. Whenever I do any needlepointing, I always design my own canvases. It is a time consuming activity, though, from design, to painting the canvas… a labor of love, I guess.