Lucia Eames did occasionally sew—most spectacular were her design and execution of large fabric banners. She also engaged in embroidery—whether directly onto clothing or on pieces of fabric anchored by an embroidery hoop.
We only know of a few needlepoint pieces that she designed and created. Of these four examples, the finished pin cushion was made for her mother—CWL—Catherine Woermann Lewis, and the festive Christmas pillow for her mother and stepfather—Catherine and Cliff Lewis. We can only speculate to whom she was gifting the 1971 piece, although the initials “L” and “S” do give us a clue. And, finally, her two-paneled piece appears to serve as a sampler.