Friday, July 6, 2007

no more belts!!!

I promise no more posts about needlepoint belts, after I show you what the heck I've been working on. I make these custom belts for the club where my husband works. It all began by charting the logo and club font on graph paper. Then I painted it on the needlepoint canvas and stitched a belt in the signature colors. The model belt is on display in the golf shop and members can order them with or with out a monogram. Last Friday my husband came home and told me that "Mrs. Smith" wanted a belt for her husbands surprise birthday party on July 21. OMG! My little fingers started working on it right away and you will be happy to know that I put the belt in the mail today to have the finishing touches done. Below is the model belt and the belt was stitching for "Mrs. Smith". In five years, I think I have done 21 belts. Many of you have asked where you can purchase a belt to needlepoint; Pins & Needles, M's Canvashouse, and Needlepoint.com are some good places to start (unless you have a local needlepoint shop).
I am happy to tell you that I finally started a Chevron scarf ~~ my sister says I always do things a little late.... After reading some of your posts about your scarves, I realized that most of you were unsure of your color choices. The blogoshere cheered you all on, now I think I need a little encouragement..... Have a great weekend!



11 comments:

Kristin said...

I think the colors are great!! Very cheery.
Thanks for the belt info.

Natalie said...

Why not post about belts? I like them personally...

I've made my share of scarves, but not the chevron... Can't wait to see it finished.

tiennie said...

You are a belt making machine! I enjoy your posts about them! Love the colors of your chevron too!

Anonymous said...

There's always someone interested in needlepoint. I think your color choice on the scarf is great and I'm glad you're knitting on short straight needles. I think that was part of our friends problem.

kim said...

I still can't believe you have the patience to make those impressive belts. The chevron is very pretty. I think the colors are perfect!

Sarah said...

Amazing the work that you put into those belts. After all that I think you would be remiss not to acknowledge that effort.

Those are fun colours!

a friend to knit with said...

LOVE, LOVE, the colors for YOUR chevron!
Lets switch completed scarves! :)

gaylen said...

I think the colors in your scarf look great. By the way - it's your blog, you can talk about whatever you want! I'm interested in seeing the needlepoint, even though I don't need another expensive hobby!!! g

Kaet said...

i LOVE the colors...like a monet painting...can't wait to see how it looks in the end!

Anonymous said...

Love the scarf colors.Right down my alley.Maybe it will be a suprise for me???????????
Oh and the porch swing.Does that go ?That little misses sure is a sweetie.Kisses on her neck.

Anonymous said...

D you do custom belts for out-of-towners? I've been wanting to make on for my fiance but time is an issue. Let me know. (ballenge@mailbox.sc.edu)