I hand quilted a wallhanging made from a panel called Weeds N Tweeds. I embroidered, pieced and hand quilted a small wall hanging called Miss Jane's Best. I pieced and machine quilted a small Flying Geese quilt which I had been wanting to make for years. I finished 2 small table runners called Give Thanks which also had been on the to be quilted waiting list. I pieced and machine quilted a crib quilt called Summer Sun/Spring Splash and I machine quilted my Patchwork of the Crosses which turned out to be a 6 block small quilt.
Another small project I had planned to finish were Needlebooks. If you go to the highlighted post, you'll see that it's dated October 2018. I also said in that post there were 6 more books to be made but I had run out of steam making them.
The embroidery and other pieces for these books have been laying on a tray in my sewing room ever since. Every time I see that tray I feel guilty.
I finally finished those 6 needlebooks this week. These were made slightly differently than the first group made. I didn't use binding this time, I just sewed right sides together then turned them.
One evening of watching TV and I had the openings stitched shut. The next day I top stitched and sewed the felted wool to the center. Now I have an empty tray and no more guilt!!
I am glad these needle books finally got finished for you (they are sew darling by the way) .. an empty cutting table for me equates to no awaiting things on my list like that empty tray does for you... will you have a retreat this fall to share these needle books with your quilty friends?? What is next on your list?? Kathi
They are so sweet! Good work getting them off of your conscience :)
Your needlebooks are wonderful! I love the Gail Pan designs on the front of each one. Congratulations on getting them all finished!
Hi Gretchen! Well, aren't those just the cutest thing?!! And no more guilt is fabulous. It sounds like a win/win/win especially with a little handwork for the evening. Thanks for linking up this week. ~smile~ Roseanne
What sweet little books. It must feel good to have this project completed and not weighing on your shoulders anymore.
Love your needlebooks! They will make lovely gifts (because I'm assuming that you won't personally use ALL of them!)
It must feel fantastic to have them done! :-)
Love them! What sweet gifts they will make
Congrats on all tasks done...love the Needle Books...
so pretty...have a great day!
These needlebooks are gorgeous. Great job on getting them all finished.
Such precious needlebooks - so much thought and time went into them! Love that hand embroidery! Thank you for sharing!
They are so pretty Gretchen! It is so much fun to finish up projects! Watch out, I am going to start catching up with you - at least by Christmas 2021! LOL LOL LOL! Have a wonderful week-end. I will enjoy the frozen peas! Hugs
Those are absolutely adorable! They should be well cherished.
Hi Gretchen, those are really cute. I never really understood the use of needle books until I started doing embroidery with a lot of different yarns and thread. I think that I might have to make myself a couple! Thanks for sharing. Take care.
So glad those needlebooks are finished and not causing you angst anymore. Funny how things like that can weigh so heavily. They are really sweet, I am sure they will bring a lot of joy when gifted. Thanks for sharing at the Chameleon's Colour & Inspiration Party!
It must feel delicious to get those done! And so lovely too! Kudos to you. Thanks for sharing on Wednesday Wait Loss.
I really love your needle books.
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