Thursday, March 28, 2013

Stitch me up Blog hop


 
I am so glad that I decided to make my project last week as for the last three days I have been a couch potato and done virtually nothing whilst fighting off a chest infection. I even visited the doctor as we hope to go away for two days tomorrow which I don't want to have to cancel. Thinking of filling out those travel insurance claim forms is enough to give anyone a relapse.

We were provided with a number of embroidery patterns, some Colonial needles and 10 Presencia threads. Now I have used thicker Presencia threads for a Leanne Beasley embroidery, but this thread is much easier to do embroidery with. I also used it on a mini quilt for February too.

I broke out my stash of Tilda fabrics again and selected a few fabrics. I chose the pink gingham to stitch on as it has a subtle pattern and colour.



I chose a pretty floral design to stitch and reduced it to 70% of its original size to make a needle case. I changed the French knots to some pink crystals.

 
As I had to pick up a prescription after my doctor's visit yesterday, I chose the pharmacy next to a craft store as I had made do with a mid blue felt in the middle of the needle case. I am much happier with the light pink which I was able to pick up from their limited choice of about ten colours.
 


 
Please visit today's other participants:
 
Kristin @That Other Blog














61 comments:

Cheryll said...

What a gorgeous little flower and stitching on the cover. Well done Sue... :)

Judy B said...

Love your needle case! Hope you feel better soon. Thank you for sharing.

Patty C. said...

Love it & i really like the fabrics-feel better soon!

Britt-Inger said...

Your needle case is so cute. The small flower on the cover is so cute. Thanks for sharing

AnitaS said...

I hope you will be better soon. You made a lovely needle case.

Cathy said...

That`s a great needle case! So cute and your stitching is very nice!

charlotte said...

Pretty stitching and a lovely little needle book.

feltfree på Åsly said...

So nice this needle case is looking. Lovely. Thanks for sharing
Frederika

Sowing Stitches said...

:) You have created a lovely needle case! The pink gingham is so sweet with your flower.Out of curiosity, about what size is your case? This looks like a great project for the girls I am teaching how to sew. Thanks for sharing, Beulah

Jana said...

Very nice needle case. Good work!

Pauline said...

Cute! I love your flower, what a cute needle case. Thanks for sharing!

Judy Cooper Textile Images said...

Lovely job! Small is good.

Just Quilt It said...

I love practical projects. Lovely stitching and useful too! Beautiful work.

Christine M said...

Your needle case is lovely.

Mara said...

Hope your feeling better soon, I like the pink color too!

Jeanie said...

Great needle case..... you'll love using it!

vicki said...

Very pretty needle case, thanks for sharing it. hope you get to feeling better soon and can take your trip. vickise at gmail dot com

Fiesta said...

Cute

Loralynn said...

What a charming needle case. You did a lovely job...and that polka dot fabric is to die for!!!

Thearica said...

Your stitchery is very pretty. Get well soon!

Linda J said...

Lovely needle case and the fabrics enhance it so well.

I certainly hope that you are feeling well enough to enjoy your time away. No time is convenient to be under the weather but the energy level is apt to be lagging too.

Carrie P. said...

cute!

Linda Coleman said...

I hope you are feeling better soon. Love your cute needle case.

Julia said...

Such a cute project! Love the touch of crystals. Thanks for sharing.

Needled Mom said...

Very nice and you will enjoy using it.

Carol said...

Beautiful fabrics and flower...love the needle case! Your stitches are perfect, too. Hope you feel better and get to enjoy your trip.

patchouli moon studio said...

Wonderful little needle book.

Brenda said...

Such a pretty needle book. And I love that you were able to pick up the pink felt. I have been sick also this week. What a way to start the new season. Hope you feel better soon for your trip!

Sharon said...

Very nice...love the needle case.

Linda said...

What a pretty needlecase! You did a great job!
I do hope you are feeling much better by now!

apple blossom said...

nice needle book

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

Oh that is so pretty! feel better!

Debbie M said...

that is so sweet! WHat a fun project! I love your stitch work.

Madame Samm said...

now that is a terrific idea.. a perfect stitching booklet...for needles right? Obvious I don't have one...
I have all my pins on the arm of my chair..very dangerous lol

krislovesfabric said...

Nice little needle book, such a great project!

Gill said...

What a beautiful needle case!
Thank you for sharing!

Kathy said...

Adorable needle case! Thank you for sharing.

Patty said...

I like this. Hope you get to feeling better real soon.

Deb@asimplelifequilts said...

What a lovely needle case! And I hope you feel back to 100% soon.

Beverly said...

I love your needle case. It's beautiful. I hope you feel better soon!

karen k said...

Needlecases are fun! Good job. Hope you feel better.

JudyCinNC said...

Lovely project and I know what you mean - these Spring "whatevers" are wrecking havoc on us as I am fighting pneumonia right now. Rest and drink - thanks from Judy CinNC

Miss Nancy said...

Stunning! Love your needle case! Looks so bright and cheery! Thank you for sharing!

Lou said...

Pretty needle case!
Hope you are feeling better!

Robin said...

That is an adorable little needle case!

LadyV said...

I love your needle book. Very pretty!

Vee

lauraluvsloons said...

I like your needle case and the embroidery fits perfectly.

Cathi said...

That is a fabulous needle book! Hope you feel better soon.

Rosa said...

Very nice.Hope you are better!

Frances said...

I hope you are feeling better. Sweet needle case.

sandra said...

Very sweet, hope you well soon.

LJ said...

Great needlebook. Loved how you appliqued the flower in the dotty fabric. Perfect. Enjoy your mini-vacation.

Jenny said...

great job, thanks for sharing!

Theresa said...

Very lovely!

Janet said...

Really lovely! I adore the use of the crystals. An easy way to make French knots :)

lefuntz said...

Beautiful little needle case. I'm glad you found the pink felt. I can't see it with the blue. I hope you are on the mend.

Martina said...

Very sweet!

Sharon Dawn said...

Pretty and useful! I love your flower! Hope you enjoyed your trip!

Gwen said...

What a cute little needle case! It's just perfect! You did a lovely job on the stitchery too!

Lisa in Port Hope said...

What a lovely setting for the embroidery. Enjoy using it!

Scrapbook-ChickADoodle said...

Lovely stitching on your needle case. Thanks for sharing.