Thursday, April 21, 2011

A new needlecase finish...

that I finished in a different way.  I stitched the design on that piece of chocolate linen I purchased at Joann's and I did find out that it's not exactly the same number of stitches both ways.  It's just a little off.  I was going to finish this into a biscornu but when I discovered the item wasn't square, I decided against it.  I had some coordinating 100% cotton fabric which set off the design really well and used that.  I added a pocket on the inside for scissors or whatever and a piece of wool felt to hold your needles.
If you are interested in this piece, you will find it in my store.

Now if you would like to try a piece of this linen I purchased at Joann's, just add a comment to this post and I'll draw a name next monday morning.  I'll send a piece that is approx. 12 x 18 inches.  That size is big enough to do a nice little design and give you a good feeling of what the linen is like.
Blessings as always,
Barbara

8 comments:

Teresa S. said...

I think the needlecase turned out very nice-great "out of the box" thinking. I would love to try the linen.

Оля said...

Dear Barbara! Thank you for generous proposal. I would like this item very-very!))
Please, say to me: what pattern you use in this neddlecase? Very gorgeous!

Mouse said...

oooo love how you finished it ... can I bob over for some finishing lessons as you finish off so nicely :) and
could you add my name to the draw as the fabric sounds delicious:)hope you have a Happy Easter weekend too :) take care and happy stitching love mousexxxxx .

Redrodi56 said...

I've never heard of linen that wasn't evenweave - pretty color, beautiful design and of course your finishing work is always fabulous! Happy Easter!

Ellen S said...

Would love to try the linen!! love the needlebook...great finishing!!!

Ellen S

Karen said...

Such a pretty finish. I love the coordinating fabrics you used.

Bekca said...

What an unusual finish, you are so creative Barbara. Please enter my name in your lovely linen giveaway, if you're accepting international entrants - I live in the UK. Can't wait to see what you'll be stitching next, best wishes.

awikkidwomanswords said...

what a beautiful finish, love the muted colours in it