Friday, August 28, 2009

It is Friday...end of the week joy and an unveiling of my received PS Exchange

It's FridayYahoo! It is Friday afternoon...the first week of the school/work routine accomplished and pretty successfully. The boys are using this afternoon to catch up on some computer playing that they haven't been able to do (don't cha feel sorry for them....not!). Robert (oldest) does have homework (some studying and a project) to accomplish before Monday - hopefully he will organize his time well over the weekend, putting in some study time tonight and tomorrow morning/early afternoon. He does have hockey practice tomorrow evening and then both boys are in a little 3-on-3 tournament Sunday - this little tournament is a "fun" event and one that typically lasts all day. So homework will have to be done before then!

Well, enough rambling - it is now time for show and tell! I found out that Pascale received the Prairie Schooler Exchange I made for her.
The design I stitched was from Book No. 114 "The Needle's Eye". I stitched it on a 32ct Belfast Linen (stitching 2 over 2) using the DMC colors that the design called for, except I kind of changed the location of some of the colors. I finished this design off as a needle book - I felt that the words in this design just called out for it to be finished as a needle book. I just loved the way that it came out...and I almost kept it (just kidding).

This is a picture of the back of the needlebook and the front (which I am sure that you are able to figure that out). Because the design gave a quilt like appearance, I wanted to give the finished product a quilt like appearance.

This is a photo of the inside of the needlebook. I covered a puffy-pillow like thing with the brown-leaf fabric and then hot glued a couple of those needle holders on to it (those are the needle holders you find in the package of needles). The closure is a button and a piece of leather. I am glad that it arrived safe and sound...and that Pascale liked it.

Hope everyone had a good week - and I wish you a wonderful weekend!
Remember to...Live, Love, Laugh and Stitch often! Lisa


valerie said...

Oooo, great finish! I'm glad that Pascale liked it. Have a nice weekend!

Cole said...

Great job on the needlebook! & congrats for successfully settling into the back to school routine... we start all that this week :)

Branlaadee said...

The needle book is adorable. You did a great job on it.

Wendy said...

Oooh wow!! That is some lovely needlebook.

You did a wonderful job with it.

Carolyn NC said...

Lisa, you did a phenomenal job here! I love it.

Ela said...

Very nice job, I like very much !

Angela P said...

Congrats on a wonderful needlebook finish :)

CindyMae said...

Lisa, that is just gorgeous! Beautiful stitching and you are right, a needle book is perfect for that design!!

Cyn said...

Hi Lisa,

Very pretty needle book!

Windy Meadow

Pascale B said...

It was a wonderful exchange!
Thank you very much Lisa, it is too beautiful and I am so glad to have your marvellous needlebook in my collection. You're the greatest!
Kisses from Belgium