Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Needlebook from Secret Sister

Just when I thought Christmas was over for the year I received a package from my Secret Sister at CQI. Not a secret any longer though so I am now able to thank Karen South personally for her generosity.

Besides a wonderful fat package of silks, trims, buttons and beads there was a present to open. Even the wrapping was special - wrapped in dupioni and tied with silk ribbon! Now don't you wish everyone wrapped your gifts like that at Christmas!? Inside was this beautiful needlebook which Karen made just for me. (Thank you again, Karen!) The photo above is the front of the needlecase. Such gorgeous, rich fabrics and colours and really nice use of beads to add a sparkle. Check out the buttons and see how each is attached with a little embroidered and beaded flower - very neat! Below is a picture of the back of the needlecase.

You can always tell when I really like something because I just can't stop taking pictures of it! lol So below is one of the needlebook opened so you can see the whole block it was constructed from. Always a nice vantage point, right?

And, last but not least, I have to show off the inside because there is a feature Karen added that I just love. On the inside of the front and back cover she has added little pockets just perfect for a package or two of needles. Or, since I think this will become my needlebook just for my beading needles (which I am always losing) it will be great to tuck a little package of beads in there!


Cathy K said...

What a lovely needlebook Karen made for you, you lucky girl!! Hugs, Cat

Miss 376 said...

How exciting to receive a gift like this, it's beautiful

Pat Winter said...

Karen made a pretty needle book for you. I am fortunate to have some of her work too.
The snowman you made for Annie is adorable. I didn't know you cross stitched too!