Monday, May 27, 2013

Happy Memorial Day!

flag fence !

Remembering those in our military who have served their country so that we all may be free!

It's cloudy and dreary looking outside my window - and much cooler than it should be for this time of the year!

Looking forward to spending today at home.  I have a few projects to finish up but hope to spend a good portion of the day stitching.

Here's a little project I finished up yesterday.  I borrowed little bits and pieces from other designs to create this small needlebook.  I'm happy with how it turned out.  It's going to be gifted to a special friend.


The inside is lined with dupioni silk.  I attached a double piece of doctor's flannel with an old button that matched the color of the silk.


This is the outside of the book opened up.  I used a mother of pearl shank button and stitched a loop which easily slips over the button to keep the needlebook closed.


These pictures really don't do the piece justice, the silk color is really more like apricot (less pink, more orange)...I think I need a new camera!  I hope my friend likes it!

Enjoy your day....

14 comments:

Lori from Notforgotten Farm said...

very pretty! LOVE the color combo!

Margaret said...

It's beautiful! I love it!

natalyK said...

Cathy, I hope you have a wonderfully relaxing day! I love the precious little needlebook.
Happy Stitching!

CJ in OK ;-) said...

Such a beautiful finish. This will make a very special gift. CJ in OK

Karoline said...

Your needlebook is gorgeous, congratulations

Bekca said...

Wow, such a beautiful finish! I hope you've had a lovely Memorial Day :)
Best wishes.

Laurie in Iowa said...

It's so pretty... lucky friend!

Ann said...

What a beautiful piece of embroidery! Your friend is very, very lucky.

Barb said...

Such a pretty gift!

Mrs. DillyDally said...

Am always amazed at all you accomplish! Your handwork is so inspiring...thank you.

Chocolates4Breakfast (TerriBoog) said...

Your friend will adore her beautiful needle book, Cathy. It is gorgeous!!

Terri M said...

That's beautiful!! Your friend is very lucky, indeed.

Anna Zont said...

Beautiful work!

Brigitte said...

Absolutely gorgeous, your finish.