Thursday, February 18, 2010

A Magpie's Needlecase

As I feverishly tore into the carefully wrapped package from New Zealand,
all the while I thought,
"Bad blogger, bad blogger!"
So instead of step by step undressing of this delicious package,
all I can show you is the contents loosely swaddled in its mummy wrappings.
From Carole
A Magpie's Needlecase...

...made with love.



Filled with necessary items like brand new needles-
(mine are old and dull, and I don't even notice)-
and color coordinated scissors.




This needlecase has a bit of vintage bling.
Doesn't yours?



And a special inscription.





Carole also thoughtfully enclosed some inspiring poetry,
knowing my religious bent. :)

It just might get me through some troublesome tangles!







And it all started with a bit of stitchery gifted to me by Linda.

Who is quite the stitcher!


I gathered buttons, fabric, tulle, trims and sent the whole mess to New Zealand
with a request for a custom made needlecase.

In purple, red, black.

Yeah, really mainstream, soothing colors!


Carole outdid herself.
I think you could sell these in your etsy shop, Carole.
Really.
For a lot of money!

I sooo love that you went outside your comfort zone on this one.

Black tulle on a needlecase?

LOVE IT!


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This needlecase is beyond wonderful!









16 comments:

Linda said...

Love it, love it, love it! The black tulle is pure creativity!

La Dolce Vita said...

LOL over bad blogger!
lovely piece and I agree with Linda the black tulle is inspired!

Jeanie said...

It's wonderful! Funny, you bad blogger!!!

kiwicarole said...

LOL May you have many hours of fabulous stitching! :D

Anna said...

it's fantastic!! I was wondering what the netting was!! TULLE how delicious!! You QB5 are a creative bunch! Can't wait to see what you stitch up!!

xo,
anna

~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

OH yes beyond wonderful and back again! What a treasure and what is not to like about tuille of every color, the black is perfect!!!
AND Linda's tipsy tea cups
lovely, lovely, lovely you bb you ;)
Carole certainly did create a work of heART for you!
oxo

Marlynn said...

Just so beautiful and special. You are a lucky girl and loved by many. hugs,

ooglebloops said...

Love needlecases and have a few!! But, not as wild and clever as this one!!!! I have some pink tulle..hhhmmmmmmm!!!!!

Margaret said...
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Margaret said...

Ok so that was me above leaving then removing a comment! what I meant to say was how much we love Carole for sorting out your 'mess' What a fab result, super stitching and so many tiny details to see!

bad penny said...

it truly is a princess of needlecases !

Jenxo said...

absolutely inspired needle keeper, i love it

and the black tulle rocks!

Christine said...

Nathalie, This needlecase is amazing. Such a great deal of thought went into it and you are so lucky to have been the recipient.

I haven't visited in awhile and your blog is just wonderful.

xoxo!

Mary Helen-Art Saves Lives said...

You began with small treasures and now you own a one of a kind treasure to cherish for years to come! I find HOPE when I visit your blog in Missouri...and Rebecca is growing into quite a little beauty. Have a great week! Imagine and Live in Peace, Mary Helen Fernandez Stewart

Threadhead said...

Oh, so you are the lucky recipient! I follow Carole and had seen and commented on this needlebook on her blog!
Just beautiful!

daysease said...

Nathalie!! I know you MUST be looking at it over and over, soaking in every bitty detail. It really is so lovely and interesting. Congrats!