Needlebook Swap: My Contribution

My friend, Laurie, hosted a needlebook swap. Now, I like needlebooks and I like swapping and I like the thought of a lot of embroidery on a swap project. So, why was I so conflicted about participating that I joined the swap at the last possible moment? Well, Take a Stitch Tuesday had been occupying a lot of my time every week and I didn’t want to let anyone down by not having enough time to fully participate in the swap. THEN, we unexpectedly had a week’s break from TAST and I jumped on my chance to make a needlebook for someone.

I knew that getting this project done in a week (because I’m still a homeschooling, homemaking, etc., etc., etc. mom all week, every week, too) would require some concentration and immediate action. I was so happy to quickly find Goosie Girl’s heart-shaped needlebook pattern. Eeps! I was overwhelmed by the overall awesomeness of this pattern. Then, I set to work. I cannot even describe how delightful it was to make this needlebook. I enjoyed everything from the wool felt to the heart-shaped awesomeness to the functionality to the jewel-tone colors to the opportunity to embroider my little heart out. I had a hard time parting with it, to tell the truth. SO…I took a ton of photos so I could re-create one someday for myself. And I mean a ton of photos. Get ready.

This is the inside, unfolded.

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Aren’t these pockets so sweet?

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This is backside of all of that…unfolded.

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Connecting stitches held the panels together.

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All folded up, tied shut and ready to go.

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I hope Kim enjoys it!

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7 Responses so far »

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    Laurie said,

    OH MY GOODNESS LISA! So clever!! You are so super talented, I love this like crazy! I adore how you were able to inlcude your signature grapes in the deisgn, too! She will be thrilled!

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    Joey said,

    I only wish I had a copy machine that could have made you a second one for you to keep. Beautiful is all I can say which is a reflection of you.

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    misslulabelle said,

    SO GORGE!!!

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    misslulabelle said,

    SO GORGE!

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    Mandy Currie said,

    Your little heart-shaped needlebook is a delight and an inspiration.

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    You must have been staying up all night to have got this completed in a week! It’s lovely. I think I like the pintucks for storing the needles in the best. Beautiful colours, too.

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    MOM said,

    Simply Fabulous!


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