Saturday, January 27, 2018

Visit the Scenic Overlook Hotel

This was such a quick and fun little project -- I can't believe how close I came to getting rid of the kit!


I haven't decided how I'm going to display this one yet, but it's going to be something fun and wild and appropriate for Halloween...and then I'll probably have to fight my oldest son for it.

Under the building, it was supposed to say "Mt Hood." The red letters from the canvas show through just a bit. I've played with the idea of spelling out something over it with embroidery floss...or I could put part of the frame over that part. There are lots of possibilities for making this work.

I don't know how long this little needlepoint kit sat in my stash, mostly because I don't remember buying it in the first place.  If I'd gone through and decluttered with that strict "Are you going to actually use this?" mentality that so many people tell us to use, it would've been among the first things to go.

It only took me a few days to stitch up, but it was a lot of fun and I'm glad I have it...and working on it gave me the confidence to tackle a bigger needlepoint project that I've been intimidated by for years.

4 comments:

colleen said...

My vote is to put Overlook or Overlook Hotel
And make it into a pillow cover so you can store flat and take out with Halloween and put it on a pillow to sit on the couch or chair just waiting for someone to notice
Or be real creepy and keep it out all the time with another homely scene on the other side

I am said...

lovely work Michelle xx

Kristin said...

That is fun! Maybe you could add "All work and no play makes Michelle a dull girl" =P

Tami Von Zalez said...

Wouldn't that be neat if there were some sort of collectors pins from the movie The Shining and you could pin them onto the canvas and then frame it in some moody dark pitted wood?

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