Transforming things that would otherwise be cast aside into something useful is especially therapeutic and after a tough couple of days emotionally, the need to create something was especially strong Saturday. I decided to make a needlecase for a special friend. (Doing something nice for someone else is also good therapy.)
To construct the needlecase I used two pieces of felted wool made from thrifted sweaters and pieces of a patchwork quilt that had served its original purpose. With the exception of the pockets it was all hand stitched.
It is made in the fashion of a tri-fold wallet. Pictured below is the front.
Fully opened…The top pocket was made using a piece of the quilt border for the flap and sashing as the body of the pocket. (I got the button-hole a wee bit off center…~sigh~)
The center section is a mini-pincushion made from the same wool as the outside of the needlecase.
The lower section is a pocket made from the same quilt square as the heart on the front section.
The back view…secured with ribbon ties:
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Until next time…
The wicked is snared by the transgression of his lips: but the just shall come out of trouble. Proverbs 12:13