"The Potting Shed" Gift Received




Goldie let me know that she received the needlecase I stitched for her, so now I can show you the pictures. (I actually nicked her pics because I didn't get very good ones.) I sitched Little House Needleworks' "Herb Garden" on a 32 ct. hand-dyed lugana from Silkweaver. It is lined with some garden-themed fabric that complimented the colors really well. I made a little pocket for notions and sewed on a ribbon for holding scissors and three Kelmscott thread rings for holding 3 of Carrie's Threads. I sent some yummy Burt's Bees soaps and garden stickers for fun, too.

I'm so glad you liked it, Goldie! This was my first needlecase finish so I am relieved that it turned out ok. :)

23 comments:

Isabelle said...

Wow, Rachel, that is truly beautiful. Congratulations on sending such a great exchange!

Irene said...

Fantastic !!

Annemarie said...

This is such a lovely needlebook! I adore this particular LHN design. Congratulations!

quiltorstitch said...

I was drooling over this on the USEBB board yesterday. You really made a beautiful little book! You should be proud of it :D

xstitch.nl said...

That looks amazing, Rachel. Love the details in there with the pocket and the garden-themed fabric!!

Barbara said...

This is really your first time with this finish?? It's GORGEOUS!!

Tanya said...

Rachel!!!
That is gorgeous, absolutely stunning. Now I have to have that chart. LOL You did a beautiful job at the finishing.

Marie-P said...

I just love the LHN design you selected. you did a great job on the stitching and finishing!

Anita said...

This is so pretty. I love LHN design.

Lavender Rose said...

Oh, my, Rachel, you have absolutely created a stunning piece of needlework. So beautiful!
Deb

Christine said...
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Christine said...

What you stitched is so beautiful !!!

Nancy said...

Rachel this is absolutely beautiful! You did such a nice job of finishing, and I love the big lavender bow.

Nancy

Jen said...

The needlebook is beautiful. I love the colors.

Lelia said...

Lovely!

(I started Herb Garden in January & cannot find it. I know it is around someplace!!!)

Nice Exchange : )

Vonna said...

You did a spectacular, beautiful job dear Rachel! It's gorgeous!!!!

P.S. Happy Birthday :)

Margaret said...

Rachel, this is such a lovely needlecase - I love it!! The rest of your exchange gifts are also wonderful.
Hope you are having a good week.

Sharon said...

Gorgeous needlecase and a great exchange!

Sally said...

The needlebook is absolutely gorgeous Rachel.

Hope you had a wonderful birthday yesterday.

Anonymous said...

Rachael, What a beautiful finish and the fabric co-ordination is stunning. You are very talented.
Fondly, Eileen

~Kim~ said...

Wonderful exchange!!

~Kim~

lena-lou said...

Your needlecase is beautiful and I really love the lining fabric you have used :-)

tkdchick said...

What a beautiful piece of stitching and finishing!