Thursday, March 10, 2011

How Can It Be March Already?

Oh dear - I can't believe it has almost been a month since the last time I posted! Darn job has been keeping me busy, but I can't complain too much since it supplies the funds for my stitching (and pays the bills too...) I have been stitching, just haven't had enough time to blog. You know how that goes!

Let's start with a finish, and it's one of the "crazy" finishes to boot! This has been in my stash since 2007; it was a class project when I attended the Hands to Work retreat. All I had completed were the basting threads and maybe 25 stitches. Not sure why it took me so long to get motivated to finish it. Pulled it back out in January and voila it's finished! So, without further adieu here is Blackbird Designs Flowers for Sarah Needle Case!




Blackbird Designs Flowers for Sarah Needle Case
30 ct Espresso by R&R
Crescent Colors Fibers


All of the finishing materials were supplied at the class including the fabric for finishing. This fabric is from one of the Blackbird Designs lines and if I remember correctly they used a color remover to tone it down.

I still need to sew on the button and make some cording for securing the needle case when closed, but I'll do that tonight.

What do you think of my stitching box? Diane from Little House Needleworks had a good idea here. What a very stylish way to hide our stitching when we're not working on it! My husband helped by affixing a magnetic board to the inside cover. I think I need a little "Eiffel Tower" pincushion to place inside.



As you can see, I've been working on Scarlet's Christmas Sampler from Chessie & Me!

Gotta run. Thanks for stopping by!





31 comments:

Julia said...

Wow - that's beautiful!

Julia x

Margaret said...

Love your finish! I also love the box you made -- yours is gorgeous! It really is a great idea! Love your Scarlet's Christmas too!

Karen said...

What a great finish! Just love the BBD design and your finishing is great! Love your stitching box too.

happy stitching on your new WIP.

pj said...

Ok Miss Cathy, now we all need a box. Tell your hubby that he has a job now to install boards on your stitching friends' boxes!!!! :) Love the needleroll too...good job! Nice to see you blogging ... keep us up to date. pj

Pointed Stitcher said...

Gorgeous finish ;)

Faye said...

What lovely projects!! I love the stitched finish and LOVE the box... I saw Dianes post and thought she is a total genious!!Now you are too!!!!

Mama Joan said...

Glad to see you got Sarah finished. See you tomorrow.

Chocolates4Breakfast (TerriBoog) said...

Love your needleroll. You did a great job on the
finishing. Love your stitching box and great sip, too.

natalyK said...

Love Love Love the finish. It is beautiful. I also like your stitching box and new start. Chessie and Me are among my favorite designs.

Laurie in Iowa said...

Congrats on a beautiful finish. Love the box you made.

Melissa said...

Cathy, I love your needleroll - so beautiful! And that box is perfect!

Mary said...

Well, it's not only March - it's nearly MID March! But, not Spring-like yet - darn it.

Beautiful stitchnig and fun box.

Mary in MN

Sylvia said...

Congrats on finishing your needleroll -it looks fantastic. I love your project box as well - too cool.

Simone said...

That Sarah Tobias is gorgeous! I made one myself a few months ago.... Unfortunatly it wasn't for me :(
BTW; there is a freebee-deisgn from Blackbird with an eiffeltower on it!

Harmien said...

O my goodness, yes, I need a box now too... LOL!! Your needle case looks fabulous!!! It's a joy to look at your creations, Cathy.

Giovanna said...

Oh I just love your BBD needleroll - I still need to assemble mine lol! Congratulations! The box is gorgeous too.

Lynn said...

Your needle case is gorgeous Cathy! And that box....wow! You've done a fantastic job on finishing it. I love your new start too!

CJ said...

Great finish. The box is lovley, a great way to store you project.

Very cute..

CJ

staci said...

Your needlecase is absolutely stunning Cathy! Congrats on such a gorgeous job (and another crazy finish!)

Love your stitching box too.

Jeanne said...

Lovely finish Cathy and another WIP off the list! If had seen that Eiffel Tower box I would've bought it too - love all those French-looking things. And yes you definitely need a little matching pincushion! Now maybe I should go look for a box myself...... :)

Bekca said...

That stitching box is simply gorgeous! As is your needle case. Great progress on your latest project too and I'm glad to see you back in the blogging world :) Happy stitching!

Kay said...

Beautiful needle case! Also LOVE the box - really cute idea!

mainely stitching said...

Oh my gosh, Cathy, those are stunning finishes!!!

Blu said...

What a gorgeous finish! The design is so pretty and your finishing is amazing!

Lois said...

I love your BBD finish - it's gorgeous!! Enjoy stitching on your new WIP.

Diana said...

Glad to see you back blogging again! Your Flowers for Sarah needle case is lovely. I need yo locate mine and get it stitched, too. Love your box, too! That really is a good way to store your project.

Kathy A. said...

YOur needlecase is just stunning.
I love the idea of a box. My stuff is always piled in the middle of the couch in a bundle. That would certainly make it neater. Must think seriously about this one.

Siobhan said...

Beautiful finish! I love the box, too--very pretty.

Sally said...

What a gorgeous needleroll. So pretty.

Love the box and what a pretty WIP. I have that one in my stash :)

Nicole said...

Gorgeous finish Cathy!! It really turned out so nice! Congrats!!

Andrea said...

A beautiful needle roll.