Saturday, 31 May 2014

Essays written back to the important stuff....

Hooray, written work finished and I can get back to what I really want to do.  The needle case is finished.


There was quite a bit of embroidery which challenged my hand sewing skills - especially trying to be accurate with the backstitch outlining the hexies


I did wobble a bit in places


I also added some beads and some french knots.


...and this is the inside all ready to go.


I also managed to visit the Quilting Show at The Three Counties Showground .  Mind boggling  - all the talent on show.. and all the fabric to buy.. I took so many photos.  Also managed a class and made this little pincushion.  It's a technique called cathedral window.


Watch out for a wall hanging later in the year.



20 comments:

Paula Whittaker said...

wow 2 fab pieces....I'm always envious of those who can sew - I cant even sew a button on!

sam21ski said...

Oh my gosh Carol, it's all so neat and so wonderful, I'm with Paula, can't even sew a button on!!!

Sam xxx

Chris said...

Carol, this is fantastic. Your hand stitching is neater than my machine stitching lol

Love your pin cushion, lovely colours.

Congratulations on finishing your essays. :)

Chris xx

Carol said...

Congrats on finishing essays and Wow love the needle holder the cathedral window quilting is amazing gorgeous xx

Sid said...

Beautiful work !! So well done !

JoZart said...

Each is a really useful treasure. You made a lovely job of them so don't knock your stitching. I accidentally enlarged a pic of the cathedral window and it certainly passes scrutiny!
I've just finished almost 200 Japanese Folded patchwork pieces for a quilt, just need to sew them all together now and I'm just staring on a hand stitched prize for Samski.
Jo x

Gina said...

Both pieces of work are beautiful.

Gay Peplow said...

Amazing work here Carol, your needle case is brilliant, WOW all that intricate sewing, magic!! And then I scrolled down and the pincushion is just gorgeous, I love the technique but your colour choices and the execution is just fantastic, clever you :D x

herminesplace said...

Love both your needle case as well as you pin cushion, awesome

Sarah Anderson said...

Wow, that needle case is fantastic, and such a good idea too! My packets just live in a heap in my sewing box! The pincushion is really beautiful too.

Heather said...

Love your needlecase and the pincushion. Cathedral window is such an effective technique. Your stitching is excellent.

hazel said...

Amazing work Carol.
xxx Hazel.

Paula Jane Atkinson said...

I love the fabric. Such beautiful colours & they go so well together on the needle case. I really like the embroidered details.
That cushion is fabulous, such a burst of sunshine & beautiful pattern.
You must feel very proud of your achievements. X

butterfly said...

Another non-sewing one here, as you know, and in awe of all these beautiful creations. The needle case is so pretty - love all those colours against the natural background - and the cathedral window technique looks fabulous (and incredibly difficult!).

Sorry I'm so many miles behind... but it was worth catching up!
Alison xx

karen said...

oh Carol...I love the needle case, it's gorgeous. And well done for finishing the horrible written stuff, get your feet up now....chill!

karen said...

oh Carol...I love the needle case, it's gorgeous. And well done for finishing the horrible written stuff, get your feet up now....chill!

Karin said...

WOW Carol!!!
What stunning needlework.
Both pieces are totally gorgeous.

Caroline Moore said...

I havnt visited blogs in such a long time and i have mussed all this fab work. Love them 😊

craftimamma said...

These are gorgeous Carol and I especially like the place mats and coasters. Got to admit though if they were mine it would be woe betide anyone who spilt anything on them, lol!

Hugs
Lesley Xx

Neet said...

Love the cathedral window patchwork - great zesty colours. The needlecase is so pretty and I am in awe of your embroidery skills as well as everything else.
You have a real skill with the fabric just as you have with paper.
Hugs, Neet xx