Friday, May 22, 2015

A Custom Summer Vacation Times Three UPDATED

I think you'll be as impressed as I was with the three custom belts Ridgewood's painter came up with for a customer. The design was created from summer vacation snapshots, chosen and ordered by the customer and then painted onto three identical belt canvases.  This makes a very special family souvenir, doesn't it?  I sure hope Ridgewood posted a finished photo when belt number one is made up so we can all ogle it!
http://ridgewoodneedlepoint.blogspot.com/2015/05/custom-belts.html

UPDATE:  The belts' owner just posted this message in the Comments.  I'm quoting her here so everyone will see:

"These are my belts,our family vacations at Chautauqua Institution in western NY each year. I am making the belts for my father's birthday (he turns 83 in July) and for my son and husband. I just completed my Dad's belt last night and it is going to be finished today. The store painter did a great job. It made me think that I could do one for our small town for my son with his elementary school, high school, town pool, library, town hall, etc. You could also do this with buildings from a college campus for a graduate or professor. Thanks for sharing the belts!"
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4 comments:

  1. Hi Jane,

    These are my belts,our family vacations at Chautauqua Institution in western NY each year. I am making the belts for my father's birthday (he turns 83 in July) and for my son and husband. I just completed my Dad's belt last night and it is going to be finished today.

    The store painter did a great job. It made me think that I could do one for our small town for my son with his elementary school, high school, town pool, library, town hall, etc. You could also do this with buildings from a college campus for a graduate or professor.

    Thanks for sharing the belts!

    Best,
    Gretchen

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    1. Thanks for the extra information and for allowing the designs to be pictured, Gretchen! I'll update the article so folks will know. I didn't know the Chautauquas were still held. Bet your family will be thrilled with their belts. What belt are you doing for YOU?

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    2. The idea for a college town is a great one!

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    3. It sure is. I bet a lot of us have special memories of certain towns--where we grew up, where we went away to college, our first job. These memories would make great belts!

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