Sunday, 23 June 2013

needle case

It's finally done.  Remember I've been going on about a needle case I was making?  #32 Lynette Anderson needle case on the humungous list?  It's done.  All finished.  

I abandoned the rubbish making up instructions that came with the pattern and winged it.  Or wung it.  


My first mistake (yep, it's going to be one of those posts...) was embroidering the two panels next to each other the wrong way round.  The tree was supposed to be the page cover but ended up being the front inside cover.  


Mistake number two was that spine, I really messed that up.  Actually, the spine is mistake 3, cutting the stitching too close to the edge was mistake 2!


Mistake 4 would be cutting the pages from felt before pressing them, meaning they are a bit misshapen and all different sizes.  Oh no, hang on, that bit was a design decision!


Lots and lots of pages for different kinds of needles.  My general embroidery needles will stay in the case that Katherine made for me and that I treasure.


The inside back cover is a piece of Ruby (I think) from my precious Bonnie and Camilla stash.


See how rubbish that spine is?  That should count as two mistakes, mistake 1 for being rubbish and mistake 2 for being even rubbisher.


It's the wrong size!  See?

BUT, it is done.  Finished.  Loaded with needles and sitting by my chair.



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16 comments:

Melody said...

Mistakes or not it is utterly charming.

heart of charnwood said...

Shut it nelly negative, it looks great!

Celtic Thistle said...

Yay for a finish and lots of lessons learned along the way :)

Fiona said...

as usual hard on yourself.. so much work in your needlecase and it holds lots of them....
It's great...
Hugz

Anita said...

Wendy, all your hard work paid off. It is a gorgeous project. Love the stitchery and the saying.
Cheers, Anita.

Pam @Threading My Way said...

You know we wouldn't see the mistakes if you didn't point them out... LOL!!! I LOVE your needlecase, both the fabulous saying and your awesome stitching!!!

JoJo said...

I love it. You may see all the flaws but I don't.

Jane Galley said...

Don't be so hard on yourself, you've done so well to get all those pages in, and felt always seems to have a mind of it's own! I love the idea of having different pages for all the needles

ukcitycrafter said...

Well done for finishing it, and I think it looks great, lovely stitching.

Anna said...

Beautifly done and finish !
Have a nice week !
Anna

moira said...

well I think it's lovely so there :)

Samantha said...

There are lots of great things about this case, stop focussing on the things you are not happy with cos the rest of us think it's great. I speak for myself there but I'm sure there are lots who agree with me. I like your labels especially, they're really cute. :)

Sandra :) said...

It's done and it's cute - quit picking on yourself - remember - design decisions, my friend!!!

Nancy Lee said...

Sandra always calls mistakes design decisions. I like it! The needle case is very pretty. Nicely done!

Carrie P. said...

I love it!

Steph said...

I think it looks pretty good! If you had not pointed all of those things I bet no one would have known. I love it ^_^
xox