Tuesday, April 27, 2010

It's done

Well, I managed to finish the needlebook and added a scissor fob and pin cushion.  I took the unfinished pieces with me when we visited friends for lunch on Sunday and was thrilled to have time to finish it off.  I am trying to make one needle book each month - so far so good.  Well actually I am one month behind but am catching up.

Today I received two lovely magazines in the post - Inspirations and Creative Machine Embroidery & Textile Art.  Inspirations is full of lovely projects including a needlebook and some pin cushions.

I haven't looked at Creative Machine Embroidery & Textile Art yet.  I will save it for later.

Anyway, I have added some pics of the needlebook.  Hope you like it. 


Radka said...

Oh, it is lovely to see your project finnished! The combination of red and green works well. Is there a special reason why you want to make a needlecase a month?
I too am looking forward to my copy of Inspiration, it will take longer to get to me, lucky you!

Karyn said...

Do you take sewing to friend's houses? I want to (i hate the thought of all that unused stitching time) but am not sure if it is good manners to pull out a project?? It is like using the sewing machine when i am on the phone; my mother once told me it was very bad manners but now I do it with my friends who seem to forgive me!!LOL!
the needlecase looks very pretty; i love the material on the inside.

JulietteCherry said...

Lovely needlework items Dianne, how will you manage a needlecase every month? It's a lovely idea, are they all for swaps?

I also have ambitions to embroider a place mat for each month of the year, with hand made lace edging. Still only a dream!!!


Elspeth said...

Dianne, that needlecase is beautiful. Goodness, the little embroidered flower and the background silk is just perfect for the inner fabric, or should I say it the other way?? Add the lovely green felt and it's just a wonderful package. I'm pleased you managed to get some done while visiting. I take hand work, but only to certain friends. I hope you get all your needlebooks done. I'm just about finished my April needlecase.