Nautical needlepoint

I like to make things, all kinds of things. This isn’t just limited to food type things. Nope this old-fashioned girl likes her crafts too. Needlepoint, cross-stitch, a little beading, I’m a jill of all crafts. So today, I wanted to take a bit of a break from recipes. Instead, I’ve got a little “pen” to share with you. Now, if you know Himself, you know that he’s a huge fan of all things sailing. Decorating the new place has been filled with A LOT of compromise as we try to figure out where to put all his sailing pictures, sextant, and even sailing carvings from my g’pa.

And then I just had to go and throw one more item into the mix. Last year, I spied this awesome nautical needlepoint craft from Laura at the Purl Bee. We have a ton of coasters at the home, but I thought these would be pretty awesome framed up. And, if I do say so myself, I was right. At least, based on the reaction from Himself, that is.

Now with a little subterfuge and a lot of furtive stitching, I have a finished product. There you are, our last name spelled out in nautical flags.

Nautical needlepoint

The coasters make a rad hostess gift, and if you aren’t trying to be as sneaky as me, they come together really quickly. Lucky for you, the patterns and instructions are free as can be. Now, if you don’t have to do this craft in stealth mode, you have plenty of time to finish them in time for the holidays.

Happy stitching!

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