A Small Token


I joined in the Swap with Nina, which has been such good fun, this is the first of what I hope will be many 'swaps',

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Enza was given to me as who I was sending too, and today she emailed to say that she had received it safe and sound.

I chose to stitch and finish a Needlebook for Enza as after reading her blog I saw that these are very much her favourite finish, and she does some really beautiful ones, so I hoped that mine wouldn't disappoint, which I have been very much assured by her that it didn't, which is great.

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This is the inside of the needlebook, I added the magnet so that scissors could be attached without losing them - I didn't have the right scissors when I took the pictures so used a pair of my own, but I add the Fuschia Pink handled Kelmscott little gems, which were perfect when I sent it.

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I have stitched it on Sand 32ct linen and used a mixture of Carries Creations thread and WDW, the design is one of the new Nashville releases called 'A small token'. Instead of finishing it as a pincushion I did the needlebook, and as I wanted to make it a little different I used the style of the other new BBD design, 'Wild Rose Journal' but instead of using rings I used ribbons and I used the same ribbon for the needlebook fastener. I also added Enzas initials.


58 comments:

staci said...

This is so beautiful Su, I'm sure Enza adores it! I love how you used the eyelets and put the ribbon through them to join the front and back. And how clever to use a magnet inside for the scissors!

NIKY said...

It's really beautifull, your finishing is perfect too.

Enza said...

Thank you very very much, for the wonderful needlebook!!!!!!! you are fantastic!!!!! Kisssss Enza xxx

Brigitte said...

So, so, so beautiful. This is such a great idea to finish it with these things (don't know the English word for it) that are used for floss tags. Very creative.

Nina said...

Su, I cannot say enough how fantastic is it! Great finishing, congratulations!

Hugs,
Nina

Hilda said...

What a beautiful little thing!
I like the colours!

Carol R said...

Beautifully stitch as always and what a lovely finish Su.
Great idea to use eyelets and ribbon for joining, I may have to steal this idea in the future :o)

BeckySC said...

Gorgeous as always dear Su :) WOW!!

CindyMae said...

That is just absolutely fabulous!!! You done an amazing job on it! If I am ever in a swap with you, I want one! LOL Seriously though, you done an amazing job and I love the magnet for the scissors, that is a great idea!!!

zetor said...

How lovely, I do like the colours you chose.

Анна - Зонт said...

Your idea of finishing ia absolutly beautiful!

dianemi said...

Simpy, absolutely gorgeous. I love the touch of adding the magnet inside to hold the scissors and adding her initials to it. Beautiful! hugs, di

Deb said...

This is so beautiful and I'm sure that Enza loves it. I'm looking at this for inspiration! I love the eyelets and putting the ribbon through it too.

doris said...

Fabulous! Enza must be thrilled.

Jurga said...

Amazing work! Very very nice finish :)

Keka said...

It's BEAUTIFUL!!
I love this finishing

Margaret said...

Whoa, that's simply gorgeous! Lucky Enza!

mainely stitching said...

Wow, Su, that's an absolutely incredible needlebook that you created!!!

Paula said...

Its gorgeous.

*Manja* said...

Wow!!! ^^
LG, *Manja*

Sheila said...

Oh WOW! That is stunning. I love the way you have finished it . . . truly gorgeous!!!

Susan said...

Oh my - that is Stunning! Congratulations on another outstanding finish!

Patti said...

Just STUNNING! I love the way you finished it - in fact I just love the whole thing full stop. Lots of Love Patti xxx

Casa Pearl said...

Another amazing finish Su - just gorgeous.

Terri(TerriBoog) said...

I LOVE it! What a fantastic and clever finish. I have no doubt that Enza was/is THRILLED!

Loralynn said...

You do such a beautiful job with everything you make! I really look forward to seeing all your gorgeous finishes!

Laurie said...

Love the needlebook (I ordered that chart too) and all your other finishes! very inspiring.

Melissa said...

Oh wow, Su, this is so beautiful. Not only is it beautifully stitched but what a great finish! (I think I'm repeating myself!)

Kim B said...

AMAZING!!

Lisa said...

That is just so gorgeous. I love your idea of adding the magnet!

Theresa said...

It is always a joy and inspiration to see your finishes!!!! This is absolutely beautiful!!!!!!

Yuko said...

How beautiful needlebook this is!!
I love how you finished and choice of the fabric for inside!
It's so lovely and as always great finishing!!!

Carolyn said...

Su, I just love reading your blog! You always have the most gorgeous stitching and finishings. Such an inspiration!! Beautiful work. :)

Melinda said...

Beautiful!Great finishing!

Heidi said...

Absolutely beautiful!

Giovanna said...

Oh, just look at that beauty! It's stunning, well done, Su!

Dovilė said...

amazing present:) you did wonderful job Su:)

Nancy said...

This is just gorgeous Su, and such a creative way to finish a needlebook! I love this! Maybe you could give us a tutorial on this finish some time?

Jane said...

Beautiful work!! You should be proud of this, it's absolutely gorgeous. Your finishing is perfect!

Solstitches said...

I think this is one of the nicest Blackbird Designs finishes I've ever seen.
So very pretty. I love the ribbon annd eyelet idea and the magnet for the scissors.
A truly magnificent finish!

Margaret

Sally said...

The needlebook is absolutely gorgeous Su. The design is so pretty.

Karoline said...

It's a gorgeous needlebook Su, congratulations

Stef said...

Oh I love it!!! You always come up with the greatest finishes - I love visiting your blog and seeing your stitching.

Marie-P said...

I saw this pictured on an exchange blog and loved it...I did not realize that it was stitched/finished by you Su! You are amazing and very, very talented.

mazsola said...

WOW Su, this is so beautiful!! I love it!!!

Sharon said...

What a stunner Su! Gorgeous!

Kathy said...

Oh wow that is gorgeous, I love it. Lucky Enza

Hugs xxxxxxx

Dianne said...

Hi Su!
Just stopping by to admire the perfection of cross stitch here. I swear you should be doing photos for a magazine. Thanks for sharing!

Christine said...

Wow Su, thats gorgeous. The finishing is really different.

Annemarie said...

What a perfect, beautiful gift. You should do a tutorial, Su. I love needlebooks (they're my favourite way of finishing things too!) and this one you made is gorgeous!

angelasweby said...

Su,
What an amazing needlecase. I love this design and you've made it so special with this unique and beautiful finish. No wonder Enza is thrilled with it.
Such pretty colours too.
Love Angela

Julie said...

A wonderfully adorable finish!

sari.i. said...

Lovely!!!!

lena-lou said...

Pretty needlebook with this finish :)
Enjoy your Saturday xx

Stitchingranny said...

very pretty Su

Vaida said...

Wonderful pattern, yummy colours, perfect finishing - it's almost a piece of art! Love it

Pam said...

I'm new to your blog, but I wanted to say that I thought your needlebook was beautiful.

mimimira said...

Wonderful finish! It's so pretty!

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