Friday, June 8, 2012

Needle in a Haystack? - Finish Friday

I wanted to take a picture of my latest needlebook creation laying on a haystack, but here in Los Angeles, I am fresh out of haystacks!

This is one of the projects from my Handstitched class by Rachel at Stitched in Color.  This week's lesson was reverse applique, which I found rather interesting.  It does give a different dimension to the projects than a regular applique technique.

Rachel has also recently posted some advice to new bloggers as part of the "Let's Get Acquainted BlogHop" from Plum and June.  So pop on over and check it out.

This needle book is the first time I've worked with felt.  I appreciated it's strength (Read - I liked the fact I could have unfinished edges and not worry about unraveling), but I must have been a little too rough with it a few times because I have a few spots that stretched a little.

I'll have to try another project before I decide if it is really for me or not.

There is one more project from this week's lesson that I want to try, but I need to buy a smaller embroidery hoop first.  Then we have a week break before the next lesson, embroidery!  I cannot express how much I am eager for the next lesson.  I am hungry for more handwork!  I find it rather calming, and I need some calm from time to time - like when the shop called to tell me Ms. Kitty would be there at least another week!  Eeek!

Do you like handwork?


Linking up today with There and Back's Handmade Parade

There and Back


  1. Great stitching! Stopped by from Handmade Parade

  2. I love this!!!! My hand sewing kit is a baggie and the scissors keep making a hole in them and the needles fall out of the bottom. I really need to suck it up and make a needle case. Yours is a great inspiration piece! Caryn (clicked over from Handmade Parade)

  3. Can't wait to start my needle book tonight...quick and easy finish. Yay! Yours looks great!

  4. I had decided not to do the needlebook, but in seeing how they all turned out so cute, I'll be making one this weekend! Your fabrics are so pretty!
    Thanks for linking up to The Handmade Parade!


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