Wednesday, 9 November 2016

Sue Spargo Needle Case Complete!

Here is my finished needle case.  Tuesday I felt like I was getting a cold so I didn't go to my guild meeting.  I stayed home and finished off my piece.
 Here is a picture from the April 2016 Better Homes and Gardens American Patchwork and Quilting magazine where you can find the pattern.
 I laid mine beside and you can see I stitched mine facing to the right.
 Here is my back and a picture of the one in the magazine open and the back view.
 I decided to add some pockets to the inside front and back cover and use yellow and white acrylic felt for the pages.  I find they hold needles and pins nicely.
 Some new needles in packages in the back, my snips, a pencil, Clover liquid Chalk marker and some Olfa serrated scissors in the front pocket.
 I put some Renaissance ribbon and some of the lining fabric on the back.
 I added some of my longer needles that I use for big drizzle stitches along with #1 Milliners needles.  The other pages will have some applique needles, betweens, other needles and some pins in them.
I was so inspired I started three more of my long neglected Bird Dance blocks. 

11 comments:

Karen in Breezy Point said...

Very nice finish! I think adding the pockets was great idea. I hope you are feeling better soon!

KaHolly said...

Ahhhhh! It's absolutely adorable! Well done! XO

Michelle said...

Its lovely!

WoolenSails said...

I love how you did your needle case and beautiful stitching.

Debbie

Kyle said...

It's a lovely finsh with all the texture from the embroidery.

Nancy in MT said...

I love it, especially all the pockets. I need to make one since I have a sewing bag and just tend to drop all my sewing notions every which way into the bottom of the bag.

OPQuilt said...

This is very cute--love that handwork!

The little book of Nessie said...

Lovely stitches. Regards, Nessie

Susan said...

Love the needlebook. It is so completely useful. I'm glad it inspired you to do more bird dance blocks.

Darlene said...

Very nicely done!!!

Rachaeldaisy said...

What a sweet needlebook. I like that yours is facing the opposite direction. It shows your little bird has his own personality.