Friday, February 15, 2008

The Busy Needle - Little House Needleworks





HOORAY!! DH left my camera home with me today so I can at last share my latest finish! I'm a huge Little House Needleworks fan but somehow missed this one! I only became aware of it while browsing a message board towards the end of last year. Someone had posted a picture of the stash they had received from a very generous stitcher and I spotted it peeking out from beneath the pile. I recognized it at once as one of Diane's designs, but how come I had never seen it before, especially as I just adore anything bees! Well like Barnabee off I went on my quest...lol! I didn't have to Google too long though before finding it at The Busy Needle in Tuscon. It turns out that it is a shop exclusive chart thread pack that Diane had designed especially for The Busy Needle. This was such fun to stitch and I thought it would be the perfect design to try out my very first flat fold following Judy Odell's wonderful instructions from her Flat-fold Book. I used the Crescent Colours threads that came with the thread pack on 32ct Belfast Raw Linen and for the cord and tassels I used DMC 3051.


I have a couple of thank yous too. First to Yuko for the lovely comment she recently left me on my birthday post, which reminded me that I still hadn't taken a picture of my new Momiji Dolls that I had for Christmas. My Mum spoilt both my sister Sarah and I. As well as our main Christmas present she also bought us both two Momiji Dolls, the Limited Edition Angel which comes in it's own little tin and Missy Flake. My youngest DS also surprised me with a little extra pressie too. He bought me Snowflake wearing her bobble hat and scarf. My new collection is now off to a very good start!

I hope you get to see this post Yuko and thank you so much for your very kind offer of help if I should ever need it. I have found a few UK websites where I will be able to buy the Momiji Dolls, so hopefully it won't be too difficult for me to get hold of the ones I would like.


I was so thrilled in the week also to find that Mel had nominated me with the you Make My Day award! Thank you so much for this Mel it really made my day! :o) Now the rules are that I should nominate 10 other blogs that make my day too, which shouldn't be too difficult really because there are so many wonderful blogs that I love to regularly visit! What would be impossible though is having to narrow it down to just the 10! So I would like to nominate this award to all of you whose blogs I visit and to let you know how much I enjoy looking at all the beautiful stitching and wonderful things you create. :o)

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30 comments:

Jennifer said...

That's your FIRST flat-fold? Pretty impressive!

BeckySC said...

BEEutiful, Carol! You did a fabulous job on the flatfold :)
Seeing your finish makes me anxious to stitch mine :)
Have a lovely weekend :)

Vonna said...

It is gorgeous...I made mine into a pinkeep, but it's beautiful as a flatfold too :)
Congrats!!

Milly~ said...

My goodness that is spectacular! Makes me hopeful I can finish one. Congrats!!!

mercy said...

What a beautiful blog! You do wonderful finishing as well as stitching. I love the Momiji Dolls and have already told my family that if they should want to get me a gift I'd like these dolls. What a great collection to start!

Irene said...

Fantastic flatfold. Love the tassels.

Teri said...

The LHN flat fold is beautiful! What fine finishing skills!!

Katrina said...

It's so pretty! Congrats on the finish and the pictures are great.

Sharon said...

You did an amazing job finishing your flat fold. Beautiful!

Mad Dixie said...

What a stunning finish, your finishing looks amazing and I love your little needle minder

Nicki said...

Your flatfold is perfect! Absolutely beautifully done :) Congratulations!

Love those little dolls too. I've not seen those before.

I found your blog from Mel's by the way and had to add it to my blog reader - I grew up in Devon and went to school in Plymouth. Nice to see a Plymouthian stitching! :)

Moreen (aka Armenime) said...

Oh my gosh your work is just amazing, your finishes are always perfection, you have always been very particular in every thing you do right from a little girl and I should know, I am so proud of your beautiful work. Mumxx

Julie said...

WOWZA!!! that is stunning, what a cute design, no wonder you had to have it

Ruth Rachel Vendsel said...

Carol, this is so gorgeous. You do absolutely exquisite finishing! I am curious how you attached the cording... this has been such a mystery to me. Did you sew or glue it on? Did the Judy O'Dell book help explain how? Once again, so lovely, Carol.

Rachel
rachelvendsel@yahoo.com

Shelley said...

I just love that pattern, and your finishing is absolutely flawless. The fabric is a great match, too.

Yuko said...

Wow Carol, what a beautiful flat fold!!
I also love LHN so much, but have never seen this beautiful design before!
I love how you finished it, sooo beautiful!!!
You are really talented, indeed!
And it was just my pleasure to asked you about Momiji dolls, I feel happy that you can find them easily in the UK!
You are welcome, anytime ask me about anything from Japan! :D

Susimac said...

WOW Wonderful flat fold and its your first Carol, really lovely. Congratulations too on getting a very very deserved award.

Sally said...

Your flatfold is incredibly beautiful Carol. I keep putting off trying one as I'm afraid I'll make a mess of it!

Karan said...

Love the design and your finish is stunning Carol. :0)

Anita said...

Wow, it is so pretty and excellent finishing. I love the tassel as well as the backing fabric.

Sachiko said...

Very beautiful your flat fold!!I don't never make it.Your work is perfect!

Christine said...

Your flatfold is lovely, and I like your Momiji dolls too

Anonymous said...

Beautiful flat fold, Carol; well done.
Tam.

LovetoStitch99 said...

I love the different ways that you have finished projects and that flat-fold finish looks very good.

So far I have done one flat-fold finish and intend to do more of them as they have a very finish look to them.

Pierrette =^..^=

pimlico62 said...

Hello Carol! I've just discovered your blog thanks to the Freebie Gallery and I fell in love with this beautiful LHN design too, so I think I'll have to order it from The Busy Needle very soon. Congratulations with your finish, it's lovely!

Gaëlle (from France)

lena-lou said...

Well no wonder your Mum feels so proud this is another stunning finish that you have done, I love it :-))

argone said...

wonderful finishing ! congratulations ..

Lisa said...

that's stunning Carol, fantastic finish, you're so clever!
I'm so envious of the design too, I'm a blackbird design fan!

NIKY said...

Your first flat- fold is perfect. Congratulations for all of your works.

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