Saturday, May 5, 2012

Needlecases.....

Early last year Michelle sent me over some lovely drawn patterns which she had used in a table topper.....

These have been a great 'pick up and go' project and I have been 'picking up and going' for quite a while ages and ages with them..... and this year they were marked with my UFO mark!!! UFO#4

I have finished the stitching and self - bound the hexagons

I decided to make them into individual needle cases

I used cotton blanketing inside .... but this was not the greatest... I ended up having to edge it all to stop fraying.... felt would be better.... (but it is lovely and soft and kind to needles)

now I have nine little needlecases which will be great for the gifties box.... 


Thanks Michelle for those lovely stitchery patterns..... if you don't know Michelle pop on over... she does lovely stitcheries and is always coming up with new ideas....

I've decided to celebrate with a banana muffin


and since I have so many needlecases I thought I could share?
I will pick 2 people to get a little needlecase

- just let me know in a comment which is your favourite design - 

I'll have a chat to Mr Random at the end of next week

Righto, Gotto Go....  I'm thinking of making some pincushions next

48 comments:

Miss 376 said...

They are all beautiful, and make wonderful gifts. I like them all, but would have to choose the bunnies as I don't have room to keep them anywhere else

Cheryll said...

They are ALL so gorgeous... but I would pick 2 as equal favourites...needles and heart! Either one I would love to have in my kit! Thanks Fiona! :)

Anonymous said...

wow you have been busy Fiona and what a lovely thing for Michelle to do,my equal favourites are the heart and the bird,you are so clever Fiona because they are all fantastic and well done on getting more UFO's finished.xx

Laurie said...

they are all beautiful but if I had to pick one it would be a heart.... the banana muffin looked good as well..... Hugs Laurie

Janet said...

Oh my goodness they are very cute. If I had to pick one I think it would be the left facing bird with the heart and the flowers. You have been ultra prolific today!

marina said...

wow what a collection. They are really lovely.
I like the bunnies one and the 'needles' one too.
How lovely of you to share!

retdairyqueen said...

They are all gorgeous I like the hearfs and roses I think
Grat ida
Muffin making me hungry

Susan said...

Tuff decision - I'd go for the "needles" version - but thay are all so sweet.

Marilyn said...

This was a great use of the hexagons Fiona. All look beautiful. My favourite stitchery is the one that says needles.

Christine M said...

All the needle cases are gorgeous Fiona. I would love to win any one of them. Thank you for the lovely giveaway.

Patchwork and Play said...

They are all so sweet, but I do have a thing for bunnies! ;-) Thanks for your generosity!

Sunnybec said...

Oh my goodness get my name in the hat!! They are gorgeous, and such a good idea! I like them all so would leave the choice to you. Hugs x

barb's creations said...

WOW you've been super busy,great idea to make up the stitcheries into needle cases....if I had to choose just one it would have to be the cuye birdie one.Thanks for giving me the chance to maybe win one of these lovelies :) Barb.

simplestitches said...

your needlecases are all lovely...love the 2 with the birds on them.
PS that banana muffin looks pretty good too!

Sue B said...

They are adorable, I would love to win one, cant decide if I like the bunnies or the birds best.

Sheila said...

All of them are lovely and will make great gifts.
And like a lot of people I like the birds and bunnies best :)
Thanks for a chance to enter :).

Barb said...

Your hexies are simply adorbale....

Sharon - Lilabelle Lane said...

I am always loosing my needles and then finding them jabed into my toes ... ouch! I love them all but if I had to choose it would be a bird one :) Thanks for the chance and well done on the finish. hugs Sharon

Maria said...

You have been busy Fiona....
What beautiful useful gifts..
I love them all and would be happy with anyone of them.
thank you for a chance to win one.....

Sheila said...

They are beautiful Fiona , what a clever use of such sweet stitcheries . If I were to win I would let you choose because I would not be the least disappointed with any of them ,so sweet. hugs Sheila

Maree: said...

Fiona they are all Gorgeous I love all those designs...But if I had to Choose one right now it would be the Basket...
Thanks
xx

Bonnie said...

Beautiful work. You seem to accomplish so much. My favourite is the "Needle" one.

Wendy said...

Oh how lovely, your embroidery is so neat! I think you know which one is my favourite... the bunny!

Sue said...

A muffin is a great way to celebrate...and it is well deserved, too! The needle cases are gorgeous and the perfect size. As hard as it is to pick just two, I'd have to say the birds.

regan said...

These are beautiful, and that muffin looks so yummy! I think my favorites are the birds and the one that says Needles! Sweet!

WoolenSails said...

I just wanted to say that your stitcheries and cases came out beautifully. I have more than I can use;)

Debbie

Ullhärvan said...

They are all gorgeous, but I'd pick the one saying Needles or one of the birds. Thanks for the giveaway!

Diann said...

I like the bunnies or the birds best.

Annette said...

they are all sew cute I would let you pick
in stitches

Wonky Girl said...

Oh wow, I saw the cases and wondered how I could talk you out of one- LOL
If you mail to the states then I would like a chance to have one with a basket.
Thanks for holding a give-away :)

Jindi's Cottage said...

Quilt as you go/self-bound hexies...my favourite...they have so many applications...love them as needlecases...and pincushions, now there's an idea I hadn't entertained, you've got the wheels turning...
They are all gorgeous but I like the top row ones best...the bottom row hearts and bunnies are cute too but just not as much "me"...
Enjoy making your pincushions...I'm sure that banana muffin is but a distant memory now!...

Lyn said...

They are just lovely, and the bunnies are rather cute..what a great way to use the stitcheries..and that muffin looks delicious..

Melody said...

Love these needlecases and the dear little bunnies are my favourites. Both you and Michelle are so clever.

Karen said...

I am impressed with your commitment! Well done on all the finishes and stocking up on gifts. They all look gorgeous. The banana muffin was well deserved.

Bev C said...

A little Bird told me you were great at sewing things Fiona.

happy days.
Bev.xoxo

SandyN said...

Wow how cute... I LOVE the bird design....

Thanks


Sandyn

Grethe said...

Great! Can`t believe you have made that many,You`re good! Lovely designs,would choose the one with the word -needles- on,if I might win:-) Good Luck to us all .....

Mosaic Magpie said...

I love them all, but the "Attitude Bunny" is my favorite. She seems to be so proud of her necklace!
Deb

Karen said...

What a beautiful gift to have on hand! Makes me want to try my hand at it. My favorite is the one that says "Needles".

Karen said...

That's a great idea with the stitcheries. Lovely little needle cases - they are all wonderful but that bunny really does it for me! she is the pretty one!

Daisy Jayne said...

thanks for sharing.... if I really have to choose...... I cant I like them all

Narelle said...

I just love little take and go projects and yours are the sweetest.
They're all lovely designs but I'm partial to 'needles' or 'hearts' :)

Michelle Ridgway said...

Lovely to see what you did with them Fiona. You are a kind girl to share. I shall pass for obvious reasons and anyway how do you choose a favourite amongst your children. LOL!

Michele Pacey said...

Aren't those the cutest! They make the dandiest little needle books Fiona!

Mistea said...

So beautiful and fantastic as little needle cases - I'm not sure just one could be a favourite, the birds and the bunnies are very cute.
Enjoy your paper piecing.

Quilt Kitty said...

They are all so sweet. I think the bunnies are my favourite. Tracee xx

Charlie and Wendy said...

Wow Fiona, all your needle cases are gorgeous, beautiful stitcheries. You have been busy!

Terry said...

They're all so cute! But I think I like the bunnies the best! :0)

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