Although all days are equally long regardless of the season,
some days are long not only seasonally but by rewards they offer.”
― Dejan Stojanovic
― Dejan Stojanovic
My other entry in the Embroiderers Guilds Regional Exhibition "COLOUR OF THE SEASONS" which opened today was this needle roll which I had entered in the needlework accessories section. It was a really fun piece to design and stitch. Inspired by Just Nan's Lady Scarlet's Scissor Roll which being a limited edition was not available in New Zealand and so I just had to design my own, here is what I created .. Little Mouse explores the seasons.
There is a Roll for pins at one end with a pocket for my scissors.
I use Doctor Flannel for my needle page and the weave is suitable for cross stitch and its fun to add a little stitching on it.
I found the tiniest mouse button to go on top of the padded roll and if you look again at the top picture you will see I have a mouse bead on the fastener. This piece will later go to Caitlin but meanwhile its mine to enjoy and I certainly will as it won first prize in the Needlework Accessories section and $100. That I love!
Recently I stitched another needleroll, it was designed by my very good friend Ann Brocas for the 2011 Coromandel guild retreat, I stitched it for a special birthday gift for Annette of California Stitcher and as I was running late getting it in the post I did not wait for good weather to get some photos. however if you visit Annette's blog here you can see what I stitched and yes I have a little extra touch on the flannel there too.
The post also brought me a parcel, I was one of three to receive gifts from Gracie of Needles, Pins and Dragonflies She was celebrating her bloganiversary.
a pumpkin pin cushion in Autumn colours some fun material and Hardanger snowflake kit... that will be something Caitlin and I will stitch together, she is ready to learn something new, so thank you Gracie for your gift it will be enjoyed.
We are almost at a new month so if I get busy and finish the construction of "Strawberries so faire "I can start a new project with the new month........ I have so many on my list of want to do.. oh where do I start......well that will be revealed next month
happy stitching everyone.