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Sunday, January 4, 2015

Needle Book

Once a month I get together with a group of ladies to work on projects and just have some nice casual “girl time”. It’s a great environment, so much chatter about everyone’s travels or doings. Myself and one other lady usually bring needlework projects to work on, the others are mostly rug hookers.

Over time I’ve packed up various projects to take with me and invariably I will cut a piece of felt and use it to hold the needles. Well after doing that a number of times, I’ve collected a stack of felt pieces with needles in them and then wonder how I’m going through so many needles, where are they all ;o)  I bet you all do something similar…am I right. Time to fix that..

The same designer as the felted bird from the other day, MMM Designs, also has other patterns, along with this one for a needle book. I really like Larissa’s designs and I am very impressed with her attention to details both in design and how she’s written her instructions. I’m a details person so when I bought the first pattern and saw the effort that went into putting it together, I was very pleased. A beginner in needlework, could easily follow Larissa’s instructions and come away with a well made project.

This is mine and now my needles will be together, a page for each type of needle I use. No more stacks of felt pieces piling up. The beauty of this little book is that the biggest piece of felt needed is 4” x 6”, the rest uses little scraps. I didn’t have the right size of grosgrain ribbon for the binding, but this trim worked out well. These would make great little gifts, and they are cute looking little books when finished. Enjoy.

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3 comments:

  1. I've seen these PDF patterns on Etsy too and think they are adorable! Great way to use up felt scraps.

    Wish I lived close enough to drop by..... Happy New Year Romona!

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  2. What a lovely little needle book Romona and very useful too.

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