This is another pillow for me. I purchased this canvas at a guild meeting years and years ago. I have been slowly working my way through all my unfinished projects and am down to only a few. The tag says "From the Collection of the Women's Educational & Industrial Union. Boston, Massachusetts, Est. 1877". I believe they used to sell needlepoint yarn and canvases but am not sure if the design is from a reproduction in their collection (which is what I was told when I bought it) or if they used to sell other designer's canvases. Either way, it's a lovely piece. If you happen to know who the designer is please let me know!
I knew I wanted this for a pillow so I used basketweave throughout. I stitched all the background in cream wool (Appleton, with one ply of the four pulled out so it wasn't too tight) and then all the flowers and ribbons are stitched in silk fibers from my stash.
I used a bronze ribbon, striped ribbon, and two trims around the edge. I love these colors! It's a pretty good size - maybe 22" across? The backing is a heavy woven dot that I used on another pillow (the standing lion pillow).