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Friday, 15 January 2010

Nearly A New Year Blog Visit :-)

Hi to everyone who may still pass by here and my very best wishes for a very Happy New Year 2010!!

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.

I used a small part of 'Forest Snowfall' by Country Cottage Needleworks for the back which I also personalised. I thought the two different designs went well together :-)


This last picture shows how the spine looked with the tiny buttons I added for decoration.


I hope you have enjoyed looking at my pictures, I thoroughly enjoyed making this. I didn't stitch much last year but do have a couple of things to show you some other time when I call in again... until then take care and thank-you if you have visited :-))

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