Thursday, December 22, 2011

Christmas Gift and Needle Keep

Lillie sent me a lovely Christmas pin pillow yesterday.  It's really cute.

I finished my needle keep complete with pockets, wool felt pages, button and loop.
Size: 4-1/4" x 5-3/4".  Cotton batting, hand quilted.

Preparing for Build Houses from Scraps that will begin in 2012.  I've cut out the templates, gosh their really small. I may enlarge the block to a 4" ... let me have a go at 3" and see if I'm okay with it.

 Over the weekend I sewed a sleeveless blouse and a pair of shorts for home wear. 
Got a bit of a headache figuring out the inseam pockets!
 It's been raining here most days hence the darkish pics.  I've received two packages from my swap pals Elyte and Merilyn in Australia.  The deal is to only open it on Christmas day ... So glad that it's just 3 more days otherwise I am not sure if I will keep to our agreement! :)

Merry Christmas one and all!


  1. Glad it arrive safely!

    Have a Blessed Christmas and a wonderful festive season!

  2. What a lovely gift from Lillie! The needlekeep is rather lovely too, I'll have to remember that one!! I see you are progressing with your clothing sewing too, good job with them Barbara!
    I've already made one trial teeny weeny house block and decided to use the Foundation Paper Piecing method, I can see them becoming an addiction, but not quite to the extent of making 365 LOL! I think my prospects may be a bit more modest than that!!!! I'm glad you are being a good girl and waiting for Christmas Day....he he he!!!

  3. What a beautiful gift from Lillie! How pretty. The needle keep is so nice, too.

    Happy Christmas!

  4. Your top and shorts look quite festive! And that needle keeper is wonderful.

  5. Pretty gift! I love your needle keep.

    A merry Christmas to you and your family.

  6. your finished needlebook looks really great and i especially like the fabric that you used on the inside/lining. it's always good to have the needles in one place yet sorted nicely for use as they are needed.