Monday, March 30, 2009

The Ultimate Needlebook




At long last, here it is. Completely finished! This is the Ultimate Needlebook by Judy O'Dell. It was a SAL at my LNS last year. I really loved stitching it and even took the finishing class with hopes of doing it all myself. Talk about overwhelming! I gave it to the shop finisher and she returned it to me last week. I just love how this turned out and it is one of my most favorite things I have ever stitched.
















I added the verse from the Just Nan Sampler Winter Blues. I have a piece of the same linen left over that I just might use to stitch the sampler.


Needle page covers closed. I don't know if you can tell but there are a few tiny beads sewn on and in person they look like little tiny snowflakes or ice crystals. Just the effect I wanted!









I added the nun stitch needle pages to the inside and filled it with the John James Ultimate Needle Collection, of course.











I am currently working on a quick piece for the finishing class I am taking on Saturday, and then I will be working on the BBD stockings and another pin cushion challenge pattern from my LNS. Part 4 of Alla Turca will be out this week too and I am really looking forward to stitching on it again.

Have a great day!



14 comments:

Miss 376 said...

This is beautiful stitching and beautifully finished

Milly~ said...

Wow that is so beautiful!

Maggie said...

Great stitching and your finishing is really beautiful.

CritterLady62 said...

What a beautiful needlebook.

Jean said...

What a lovely pattern! The fabric is perfect, too. There are some very nice stitches when you look close - nice job. It's so nice to have something you enjoyed stitching finished into something as useful as the needlebook.

Stitching Cat said...

Your Ultimate Needle Book is ULTIMATE! Beautiful stitching and finishing. I like your needle pages - very professional.

Gillie said...

You desrve a huge pat on the back, Paula, quite lovely!

Becky K in OK said...

Paula, the needlebook is absolutely beautiful. Well done.

Jeanie said...

It's breathtaking ! Beautiful stitching and finishing !

litlaskvis said...

Oh this is beautiful Paula! Great job!

CarolG said...

This is a beautiful piece of work AND it is blue which is my favorite - lovely stitching and finishing!

mymarkdesigns said...

WOw! Paula, this is beautiful!

Fatema ( SL ) said...

What a beautiful needlebook.
Such lovely work.
COngrats.

Marie-P said...

Paula, your Judy O'Dell needlebook is GORGEOUS!!! I am so impressed with your talent. :D