Sunday, October 19, 2008

Quaker Basket Needle Book

This was a free design by The Prairie Sampler. Instead of using her color suggestions I decided to use one of Jar Designs overdyed flosses. I ended up leaving off the basket part of the design because I was running out of the floss. Then Nataly had the great suggestion to finish it as a tri-fold needle book instead of the needle roll design that the designer suggested. Although the finishing instructions for the needle roll were clever and different, I'll use a needle book every day and don't have a good place to display needle rolls, so I decided to use Nataly's excellent suggestion. Thanks, Nataly.

Friendship Star Puzzle Purse

I finished stitching this piece many weeks ago and put it together a couple of weeks ago, but I've been too busy to post, or stitch, since then :-(

This cute little item is by the Prairie Sample. I thought it was one of the most clever designs I've seen. The stitching was very easy and the assembly was not too tough either. The hardest part was getting it folded correctly the first time! Fortunately the designer included a paper template with the pattern. Without that I doubt I'd ever have gotten it right. The series of pictures shows it in several different views. When it's all folded up you can keep needles or a thimble in the middle.

This is all of the stitching that gets done:

This is what it looks like partially folded:

This is what it looks like all folded up:

How cute is that??