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For the past week I’ve been way under the weather, but the downtime made it possible for me to complete my share of a needlecase swap on schedule.  I’m pleased with the way it turned out, and before I call it a day I’d like to share it.  Blogging has been hard to keep up with lately…life gets so busy.  I’m afraid if I don’t post pictures now it won’t happen.

I decided on a crazy quilt theme for this swap.  It made for lots of hand embroidery embellishing which I’ve done over the past couple days while I’ve not felt like doing much other than sitting around resting.  Win, win.   All the fabrics are from the Tea Party collection by Susan Branch.  The closure is made of grosgrain ribbon.  The bow is stitched together and slips over the flower button.

Needlecase closed…

The inside is lined with yummy, raspberry-colored wool felt.  A pocket for holding small notions or a tea bag, a button-embellished pincushion for keeping pins and needles, and a pocket designed to hold a small pair of scissors complete the tri-fold interior.  Tiny snaps on the outer-edge corners help secure the notions.

I’m hoping my swap partner enjoys her needlecase as much as I enjoyed making it.   Thank you for looking.

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Off topic but still sharing…My dad loved yellow roses.  Our yellow rose bush has been showing out this week with beautiful blooms.  In loving memory of Dad…he’s been gone almost two years, and I miss him every day.  I’m thankful for our hope in Jesus…that we will see Dad again.

Until next time…

Troubles are often the tools by which God fashions us for better things.

~ Henry Ward Beecher   ~


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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

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