Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Needle Book

Needle book is completed for my Christmas Exchange. Ms Green loves sheep and her initials are tatted in Lizbeth green thread!!

The inside are wool squares.

Every one needs extra pairs of embroidery scissors.

The last page I made a pocket to add sewing notions. This one is stuffed with hand dyed silk ribbon. Can you believe I found "sheep" fabric and it was not made in China but Japan!! Also found a table topper pattern with sheep applique! (15 x 38). Pattern is easy and adorable. It can be found at     www.briarwoodcottage.net     #62 Calendar Pocket -  March.              

Friday, November 4, 2011

Tatted Christmas Tree and Bookmark

Tatting Times has arrived this week. Here are 2 of the patterns I tatted and very easy. The Snowflake Tree has a square trunk but  is a little wonky when the picture was taken.  Christmas Present Bookmark was tatted with variegated Lizbeth Red size 20. I like this one and works up quickly. Karey added beads to the tips however, I decided to make Josephine Knots. Karey also included a hemalyke donut for the present on the end.