Sunday, April 06, 2008

Shamrock needleroll HD

I finished the stitching on this Sweetheart Tree needleroll last night. I thought it was convenient that the Monthly Finishing Challenge for the month was needlerolls, but it has to have a hem stitch. I don't think the normal finishes for the Sweetheart Tree needlerolls qualify as a hem stitch, so I'm out of luck. I want to keep my finishing of all these needlerolls uniform so they make a nice set. I may be able to find something else I can stitch and turn into a needleroll.

I thought I had a good green ribbon, but it's not quite blue enough and doesn't match the green used on the needleroll. That means I'm stalking eBay for just the right ribbon. Web photos aren't terribly reliable for color matching.

Many thanks to Carol for the chart and BeckySC for the strand of Needle Necessities!

If you'd like the chart, leave me a comments and I'll draw a name.

I played with my polymer clay yesterday and made some pins. My mom thinks the pins she gave me have glass heads, but if they were plastic, at least they didn't melt! The flowers should be sturdy enough to use as marking pins, but the birds are purely decorative. I could also use these on pinkeeps, I think.



11 comments:

Kyrie said...

I'll put myself down for the chart, if you don't mind me being from Australia. It's lovely!

I am totally envious of your skill with clay, too. Those birds are so cute! If I tried, they'd turn out terrible - I know my limitations with clay. Good for you, they'll look lovely in pinkeeps i think :)

Rita E in AZ said...

Your Sweetheart Tree needleroll is just beautiful. They have some of the prettiest designs available.
I would like to stitch this chart too.
Rita E in AZ
requilt (at) yahoo (dot) com

Andrea said...

Those pins are just fantastic!
Your needleroll is lovely. How many is that now?
Please can I be put into your draw for the chart.

coonieandplume said...

Congratulations on your HD. Your pins are gorgeous!

Missy Ann said...

Lovely finish. Sweetheart's Irish Blessing Sampler is on my someday list...

And I LOVE those birds pins.

Kim B said...

Your pins are beautiful! Your needle roll is stunning! And I would love love love that chart!

Carol said...

Oh, you did a beautiful job!!

Sara said...

I love those pins! Congrats on the finish too:)

Barbara said...

Your pins are amazing! I'm in awe!

Dawn said...

Great stitching on the needleroll! The pins are fantastic:)

Michelle said...

These are adorable. What a talent you have for making things with clay!