Monday, 8 June 2009

A little blue needlebook

I met up with a friend recently and when I returned home I decided to make a little needlebook for her as a surprise, I chose blue because it is one if her favourite colours. I designed the needlebook myself and decided to stitch Jane Austens famous quote on the back:
'There's nothing like staying home for real comfort'

I made the fimo clay rose from a glittery blue colour to match the DMC satin threads.

I used a free chart for the alphabet but unfortunately I cannot remember where I got it from, if anyone can help jog my memory I would appreciate it.
My friend has since let me know that she loves it!
It was a pleasure to stitch this for you Diane.

Stitching news
I am currently stitching:
  • My last personal exchange for the summer
  • Christmas in July exchange
  • The Porch Swing by Paula Vaughan
  • Planning my blog anniversary gift for the 31st July 09

Since posting these pictures I was invited to post on another blog for stitchers books, this blog has some lovely photographs of stitchers books and there are a couple of links that show galleries of photographs, it really is worth checking it out for inspiration - the link is here.

Happy stitching everyone and thankyou for your visit!


Annette said...

what a lovely needle book.
The roses on the needlebook are zo beautiful.
nicely done...

dianemi said...

Absolutely gorgeous Lynn. Love the Fimo rose and your background is so cute!

nima said...

wow...that looks awesome. Blue clay rose is too pretty

Cindy F. said...

Absolutely GORGEOUS!!! LOVE your blue rose, your design, stitches, finish....beautiful finish Lynn!!

Jill said...

Hi Lynn,
WOW! That needlebook is gorgeous! You did a marvelous job. How lucky is your friend to receive it. Hope all is well with you.

Take care,

Lula said...

Its beautiful

Silverlotus said...

Lynn, that is stunning! I love the quote, the finishing, the roses, everything! You have a very lucky friend, indeed.

Alberta said...

This is one of the most beautifully finished pieces I've seen! Congratulations

Alberta said...

This is a stunningly beautiful finished piece...well done. It inspires me to go that extra step.

Carla said...

Beautiful!!! LOve the little flowers you added in the back :)

Lynn B said...

Thankyou ladies for your wonderful comments, they are really appreciated!
I particularly enjoyed stitching this needlebook.

the cozy stitcher said...

What a lovely needlebook! Your friend is a very lucky girl.


Old Yankee Stitcher said...

Very cute and crafty too. CJ ok;-)

Theresa said...

This is absolutely beautiful!!!!!! Your finish is perfect~~~

Hazel said...

This is beautiful and I love how you've finished it! x

Lennu said...

Hi Lynn, I found your blog at The World's Largest Collection of Smalls blog :) You've stitched a beautiful book, congratulations! I've made a blog for Stitcher's books, if you would like to add your photos there for inspiration for others ( please e-mail me at

Lia said...


I just loved your works!! They´re so, so perfect!! And I loved your wedding dress! And I would like to congratulate you for your silver bodes!!!

Sharon said...

It's gorgeous!

Cindy said...

Great stitching and beautiful finishing! Love it :)

Lizzy said...

Oh, what a lovely, lovely treasure, Lynn!!! It's not only a beautiful wee stitcher's book... but a beautiful wee Jane Austen stitcher's book... with gorgeous roses to boot! I LOVE it... Honey, your talent is beyond words! :)

Your friend must be over the moon with joy, indeed... In fact, I imagine she's still somewhere up among the stars even now! :)

Lots of hugs, love and blessings in stitches always!

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