Nearly A New Year Blog Visit :-)
As you can tell it has been a while since I have blogged - however it has been very wintry here in the UK these past weeks and it reminded me of something I'd stitched and not yet shown on my blog. I made this for my friend Colette, I actually started the stitching late in 2007 , more in 2008 plus the finishing , therefore I changed the date... and I think I finally sent it in 2009 ! It was a very late Christmas present ;-)
I used Little House Needleworks - 'Woodland Sampling' for the front of what was to become a needlecase, stitched 1/1 on 32ct Lambswool linen. I used a mixture of stated threads and some of my own choice. I changed the little bird to a British Robin as we don't get the red one on the chart here.
For the inside - which I completely stitched by hand, I used a pretty silk along with flannel needle pages. The ribbon is made from linen. It was my first time of making a needlecase with a spine.
This last picture shows how the spine looked with the tiny buttons I added for decoration.