The other day someone asked if I would try to finish their book weight. I have done lots of needlepoint but was always afraid to stitch it into something for fear I would damage the stitching. Some lovely stranger has always made my ornaments and pillows. So on the way home I decided I'd try some first on unstitched canvas and then try one of my word ornaments and then the real thing. I am shocked at how malleable the actual needlepoint is. I sewed the items like little pillows and turned them inside out. Sewing on the trim by hand was a bit harder but still doable.
Being a very fussy person I think I need lots more practice and I'm sure that the women who do this professionally have had a lot more experience. I enjoyed trying something new.