Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Needlebooks are DONE!

Woohoo! My needlebooks are done. I've stitched, twisted cord, matched lining, searched my entire inventory for the right button, made buttonhole loops and sewn in the wool felt needle pages. And after all that...I don't hate them. Usually, by the time I'm finished with a project like this I'm tempted to throw them in the fireplace. But this was fun...for the most part.

Of course, playing with the colors was the best part, but I enjoyed searching through my various reference books for interesting bargello patterns too. It was time consuming and a bit of arithmetic was required to figure out the size of various pattern repeats, but I think that's fun too. My nephew, who is not a big fan of math, would say "you're evil". There wasn't nearly as much frog stitching as I anticipated, but that is probably because I took the time to do the math.

Now I can get back to the 29 ornies on this year's agenda!


  1. Oh, I love them!!! That bargello is beautiful. No, please don't throw in the fireplace!!! ;0

    Are you going to be selling any of these?
    I haven't ventured into making twisted cord yet even though I bought the little thingie at the LNS to wind them.


  2. Oh wow!! Congrats on your beautiful finishes!!

  3. They're gorgeous! My fav is the dark blue/purple at the top.

  4. Are you selling these on etsy? Because I want to buy one if you are. They are gorgeous!

  5. Beautiful!!! Congrats! Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving a comment.