Thursday, 17 September 2009

For The Love Of Needlework Exchange

I heard from Becky this morning that she received the needlebook I stitched her for the Love Of Needlework needlebook exchange through the Friends Through Threads blog. I love this form of finishing and it's a real lot of fun. I used the same principle as the stitcher's book, but stitched a few less pages for the different needle gauges. This time, to stiffen the pages, I used extra stiff interfacing which I ironed onto one side of the batting. It gave the book the strength to stand up, but made it easy enough to insert the needles into each page.

Design: Black Needles (freebie found here)
Designer:
Marie Auriau (Ravenelle)

Fabric: 32ct Belfast linen - White
Thread: DMC
Finish: Needlebook

20 comments:

Susan said...

That is so cute! Congratulations on the lovely finish, Suzanne!

valerie said...

OMG...what a fantastic finish! I love the size numbered pages and there's even one for beading. Great job!

Cathy B said...

What an awesome needlebook you created!

Lisa said...

WOW, I love it, what a great idea to have the pages for the size needles, too cute!

Mylene said...

You have finish it perfectly. Congrats!

Moni said...

Suzanne, I am crazy for this needlebook! What a great idea to stitch also the needles size on the pages! And the extra stiff interfacing gives it the perfect strenght to stand up, that is great! Congratulations, I love it...I think I will try and stitch one like it for myself!
Monica

Rowyn said...

Wow, I love it! You are a very talented finisher (and creative too!).

Ranae said...

Lucky becky to receive such a fantastic needleboook, love it!

Margit said...

Suzanne you always do such a great job on your stitching and finish! It's PERFECT!

KaLu said...

wow! it looks awesome! you are so creative!!! it looks great

Kim B said...

Wow!! This turned out amazing!!

Brigitte said...

It's wonderful, Suzanne. I love all the little details in it, the sewing machine charme, the needle pages inside for the different sizes, the colour, just everything.

Andrea said...

A wonderful finish.

Siobhan said...

Wow! What a fabulous finish. You do the best exchange pieces!

Kathy A. said...

What an absolutely wonderful needlebook. I love your beautiful finishes and the personal touch of that little sewing machine. Congratulations on an exceptional job.

Danielle said...

This is grogeous! I have yet to try and stitch a little book like that but I would love to try some time!

samplerlover said...

Hi Suzanne,

My goodness you are getting good with this type of stitching. It is beautiful. It is always nice to have lovely stitching things and I am sure that Becky loved this when she received.
What an awful day. I had to drive to Emu Plains this morning after taking my son to school so that my DH could catch an earlier train. On the way back it started to rain and I had to continually put the washer of th wipers on to get rid of all the mud that the dust went into with the rain.
It is also cold up here today. I am even thinking about lighting my fire.
If you are coming up to your LNS tomorrow, don't as it will be closed. K's Aunt passed away and her funeral is on tomorrow. - Sandra.

Cheryl said...

This is great! It looks complicated to me!
Just catching up with your blog, your new laundry sure looks fab x

Terri said...

That is very pretty. I absolutely love it.

Cindy's Stitching said...

The needle book came out amazing. Very nice.