Saturday, May 12, 2012

Finished Needle Case.........

.....but it's not what you're thinking.  Normally when I say needles, I mean the tapestry kind that we use in cross stitch, but this time I mean the knitting needle kind.  
Remember these coordinating fabrics I had bought about a month ago at Sewing Studio?  Well it took me some time to come up with the perfect design to go with them and I think I hit it squarely.  I decided to lean towards the Parisian theme of the fabric and use Carol's design Sew Le Coeur De Paris (which can be found here).  I strayed away from her red and black and used black and a varigated gold silk from HDF.  They match the fabrics perfectly.

Below you can see the closed case.
 Below is the case opened and at the very top I have a small pocket which closes.
 It's the perfect size for all my stitch markers.
 Below is the middle of the case where the needles are stored and there's also a small pocket.
 Here you can see the beauty of these Harmony needles.  I LOVE THEM!!!!
 Below you see the pocket opened and it's where I store the ends for the cables.
 At the very bottom is a zippered pocket.
 In this pocket I keep my cables and the connectors.  Also are the size rings for the needles.
I absolutely love how this turned out and I'm very pleased that Carol had such a perfect design for it.  I have done several of her designs and not one has disappointed me.  
I'm not sure what my next project will be.  Did you ever have this happen to you?  You have so many patterns that you just don't know which one to do next.  I also purchased two new ones the other day.  A Quaker Needlework Box from Ellen Chester and Plum Pudding from Glendon Place.  I love both of these but I'm not in the mood to start a large project.  I think I'll go back to my sewing room and do some cleaning and maybe something will hit me.....in my room that could be literally.  LOL
Hope all of you are having a great Saturday so far and that you get to pick up a needle and thread for a few stitches.
Blessings as always,
Barbara

19 comments:

Faye said...

Amazing job!!!! It is simply wonderful!!! Faye

Ranae said...

What a fantastic finish, love the colors
It happens alot to me not knowing what to stitch on, I have so many things I want to stitch that it gets overwhelming for me, lol

carol fun said...

Oh I love this needle case! Great way to store and travel with your needles (I'm partial to the circular ones from Knitpicks). I love your combination of fabric and cross stitch - simply beautiful!

MoonBeam said...

Very cool. You did a great job on this.

Bobbi

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

Excellent!

Sweet Sue said...

Wow Barbara, not only beautiful stitching and composition, but also a very handy accessory. Very pretty needles, of course ~here~ they'd be for Chinese takeout lol! So... when do we leave for Paris, nous devons aller!

Mouse said...

ohhhhhhhh simply stunning and the needles are gorgeous too .. wish I could knit ...lol
hope you didn't get hit in your room and managed to find something to stitch :) love mouse xxxxx

Penny said...

It's beautiful, Barbara! I have a hard time keeping up with everything when I knit. This is perfect - everything at your fingertips. :)

marly said...

Beautiful. As always! But I particularly like this design and the fabrics you chose.

Heather said...

WOW!!! So very beautiful!!! I haven't tried those needles yet. Are they the ones from Knitpicks?

Thoeria said...

This is gorgeous! Love your needles too

Iwona said...

Very beautiful, I am imprest!!!

Jannie said...

Beautiful! Just Beautiful! Keep up the inspiration! Happy Mother's Day!

Vickie said...

Wow! That is gorgeous. You did a very fine job on it. :)

Carolyn said...

Girlfriend! This is beyond amazing! Your work is perfection and your designs should be published. I LOVE it!! love, love, love it....and you!

Love,
Thellie :0)

Catherine said...

Wow! You did great!

Valma said...

So chic =D
Very great job, I love
big hugs

Annie said...

What a fabulous piece and so utterly useful! You are one talented lady.

Mangogirl said...

Gorgeous!