Wednesday, 16 November 2011

It's A Needle Case!

After my sort of success at making my pouch for LHN Travelling Stitcher I decided to finish stitching the needle case and have a go at making that up on Sunday. This time I decided not to add any wadding like I did with the pouches as the extra bit of thickness made it difficult to sew on my machine. I have to say that I am really pleased with how it turned out. I have sewn the design onto the outside of the case rather than on the inside. I also made one for Lisa to go with the pouch I made.

Little House Needleworks Travelling Stitcher Needle Case

32 count white evenweave

Crescent Colours

Started 3rd November 2011

Finished 11th November 2011

I don't have any other finishes to show at the moment just a few WIPs. You know me I like to have a different one for each night on the go if I can lol! I have to admit that now Jane and I have decided to put AotH on hold until the New Year I feel like I have some freedom. Crazy isn't it but I think I'm falling out of love with long term projects at the moment so I may make some changes to my stitching in 2012 and not do any big pieces once AotH is finished.

So I now have 3 evenings free to stitch on whatever I feel like so on Saturday evening once the needle case was done I picked this beauty up. Not that you can see much yet but it's Renato Parolin Peace from Peace, Love, Joy. I'll be stitching all 3 and hopefully finishing them in a similar way to the photo on the chart. I'm stitching them on 32 count white evenweave with DMC 321.
I've been stitching up quite a snow storm on Little House Needleworks Winter Band Sampler both on Sunday evening and at craft club yesterday morning. I wasn't feeling terribly chatty whilst I was there but it was good to get out amongst company for a couple of hours.

Do you think I'll be getting sick of Winter/ Christmas designs??? No I don't either. Winter is my favourite time of year and my favourite designs to stitch and I don't really care what time of year I stitch them! So my next two WIPs are Christmas ones. First off that darn house on The Primitive Hare Christmas Carol Sock is DONE! Well actually I thought it was done until I was putting my chart away and realised I had chimneys to stitch! It's nearly there though. One thing I'm worried about here is that the white is not going to show up but I don't want to start again on darker fabric now so it'll have to do!

Finally last night was my other SAL with Barb and Jane Tuesday:) I really didn't want to put this away last night and could have quite happily carried on stitching well into the night!

I have made a boo boo with my iStitch Mystery SAL and now won't be mounting it into my DMC box :( I stitched it over one on 25 count knowing it would turn out quite small but I thought I could use trim to fill the gap. However I started stitching it too far over so haven't left enough fabric! Duh! So I'll have to rethink and find something else to stitch for the box.

It's Miss Abi's 17th birthday today so Jess is coming home later today then has be back for 4 pm tomorrow as she has a lecture. I can't believe my youngest baby is 17! She has grown into a beautiful young woman and we are so very proud of her.

Oh and my blogoversary has been and gone again! I'm amazed that I've kept up this blog for 5 years. I have "met" some of the most fantastic people all over the world and I treasure you all. No blogoversary giveaway just yet but I will sort something soon.

That's all from me today! Thank you for all the wonderful comments that you leave for me. I love getting and reading them :)


Kate said...

Love the needle case finish. Lovely update on your wips too. Wish your young lady a very happy birthday.

Gillie said...

Will you stop it, lol! That pouch was gorgeous and so is the needlebook. I wish I had even half of your stick at it-ness, Sally, you stitch some lovely stuff.

Tricia said...

Very nice finish, Sally!! How nice that you're able to stitch "whatever" a few nights a week now. You might find that your urge for bigger pieces will come back after you've taken some time off. : ) I do love that Winter Band Sampler. Think I need to add that to my wish list to stitch for next winter.

butterfly said...

beautiful needle case, also your wips are all looking great.
Have a great day.

Hazel said...

Your needlebook and wips are looking gorgeous. Shame about the box. I have done mine over 1 on 25 count as well and was hoping to get a box from box lady but not sure what size i will need. x

Julie said...

The needlecase is a lovely finish.
Shame about the box, i'm sure you'll find something lovely to do with the beautiful design, wait a while and see what others do, you might find just the perfect finish.

Anonymous said...

I love your finish on the LHN Traveling pattern. Nicely done. Your WIP's are looking great. Sorry to hear about your istitch design not fitting on the box.

Happy Birthday Abi! Have a wonderful day!

Busy As Can Be said...

I love the needle case. And the post is wonderful too!

cucki said...

i really love the needle case is so sweet.
and great progress on your wip's too..
happy birthday to your dear daughter..lots of love from my side too.
big hugs have a lovely day xx

Margaret said...

All your stitching is beautiful! Love the needlecase finish -- wonderful! Happy birthday to Abbi too! Isn't it amazing how fast they grow up?

Vonna said...

I love your needle/scissors pocket...lovely!
And what work you've done on all of your WIPS!

valerie said...

Great job on the needlecase Sally! Lovely stitching as always! Happy Birthday to Abi and happy blogiversary to you!

I have the same feeling with AotH. I am in a holiday and whimsical stitching mood. :)

Elisa said...

Great needlecase Sally, your WIPs are looking fab too xx

nima said...

Beautiful needle case...and have a nice day

nima said...

Beautiful needle case...and have a nice day

Michelle said...

The needlecase is so pretty - well done.
Sorry about the box I have done that in the past and its so annoying isn't it. You'll find something for the box I'm sure. Lovely WIP's Sally xx

Ellen said...

Love your needle case, great companion to your pouch! Enjoy your wips!

Happy Blogoversary and more years to come!


Myra said...

Your needlecase is very pretty. I am really enjoying watching your band sampler progress.

Tatkis said...

Lovely needle case!
And congratulations with your blog anniversary - 5 years is a big date!


Patty C. said...

I need to finish my needle case -
Lovely work ;)

Lesleyanne said...

Your needlebook is gorgeous Sally. Your wips are looking great too. Happy Birthday to Abi and congrats on your blogaversary.

Christine said...

The needlebook is lovely, and your WIPs are looking great.
You could always add a silver blending filament to the white snow to make it stand out a bit more.
How annoying about the box, perhaps you can find a smaller one somewhere.
Happy Birthday to Abi

Mouse said...

ooo lovely needle book :)fantastic updates on your projects ... mopping lady like drool here on all the loveliness .... sorry to hear the design won't fit .. have you thought about adding a wee bit of fabric or ribbon to the sides ???? Happy Birthday to your daughter hope she had a great day :) love mouse xxxxx

WendyCarole said...

love the needle case :)

Carol said...

Oh, how pretty, Sally!! Your needlecase is just perfect :)

I'm with you on the larger projects--I seem to need the "quick fix" that a small piece or an ornament finish give me!!

So glad I could help you with the Blogger photo display issue--I really prefer them on the white background, too :)

Barb said...

Oh another delightful post Sally, just updated my blog too.will have to catch up on mail too soon.
Happy Birthday wishes to Abi ,hope she has a lovely day.
Like the needlecase and I recognise a few bits there I think.
Look forward to seeing next progress report.

Dani - tkdchick said...

Lovely job on the needlecase!

I think I've stitched up those ornaments, they're from an italian designer aren't they?

Lois said...

What a lovely needle case finish Sally! I always enjoy dropping by your blog and seeing what you've been working on. Great progress on your WIP's!

Andrea said...

A wonderful needlecase finish nd so many gorgeous WIPs. I'm sure you will come up with something equally as nice for your istitch mystery piece.

Suzanne said...

What a beautiful job on the needlecase!

Wishing your daughter a belated happy birthday and congratulations on five years of blogging.