Thursday, July 19, 2007

Needlebooks

I followed a link that Suzanne posted at the Crazy About Pincushions group on Yahoo.. http://groups.yahoo.com/group/crazyaboutpincushions/ that led to another link and then another one and so on and then I found this link....

http://chloesplace.blogspot.com/2007/06/needlebooks.html

So now I am posting my needlebooks--some made by me, some by friends and then I'll go to Chloe's and leave her a link back here. See why it's called the world wide WEB--we get tangled up looking at everything there is out there! If any of you have needlebooks on your blog or know of a needlebook on someone else's blog please feel free to share here by posting in the comment or by doing the same at Chloe's.

This first little needlebook was made by Teresa of http://www.auntpollysattic.com/ for a swap we did a few years ago. It's attached as part of the awesome pincushion on a candlestick. It's open view....

Closed view.....
I love the feel of the wool that this fish is made from. It is by Kristy K, also for a swap a few years ago.....
and here is a view of the inside. I really like that I can keep my larger needles in this one.

Wooly little sheep by Mariah S from a swap she and I did a few months ago at the CAPC group on yahoo. Isn't it adorable!
This is one that I made from wool felt using a Crabapple Hill pattern. It is part of a set. I love Meg Hawkey's patterns and I see this one is being discontinued, so if you like the pattern get it soon! http://www.crabapplehillstudio.com/product.asp?intProdID=1946
I just love this little paisley needlebook made by my friend Deb S for a swap a few years ago. It is my most used needlebook and it travels with all of my projects.
Here is a neat little wool needlebook that came as a kit as a thank you in an order from a friend Roseann Kermes of Rosebud's Cottage http://www.rosebuds-cottage.com/intro.html Check out what Roseann does for APQ too... http://www.allpeoplequilt.com/apqclub/index.html This is a needlebook I made for a swap out of an old lace table runner and vintage images that I added.....

partial inside folded out.....
needlbook cover when folded out all the way.
This is an adaptation of a Crabapple Hill design that is a needlebook with a little extra added to it. The original pattern I adapted it from is here....
The inside view........

Before I forget here is the link that Suzanne at CAPC shared with us earlier. It a vintage Dinah pincushion pattern and her collar is the needlebook......

http://crazyhaberdasher.blogspot.com/2007_07_01_archive.html

3 comments:

Mariah said...

Cathy, I recognize the lacey needlecase, I think you made one for me for a swap we were in.
I love it!!
It's Mariah C and not Mariah S....LOLOL
Your work is beautiful, thanks for sharing!!

Linda said...

Love them. :)

Cannot pick a favourite, they are all so different.

And have finally blogged you - ThankYou!

Linda @ Chloe

~ Stitchin Sweet Sue ~ said...

Hi, such a lovely wool needlebook:)