Thursday, March 16, 2006


I'm shocked to realise that my Blog so far features none of my embroidery, either hand or machine. This reflects that the only use my machine has had recently is to mend clothes, and my handworking has all been woolly. I am mulling over various projects, most of which are also woolly, but this does not mean I don't want to stitch: I do. I recently saw this needlecase on Ebay and decided it belonged with me:-

This was partly because I had mislaid my needlecase, but much more, I think, to do with the label it has inside:

I like the idea that I will be using these previously loved needles to create some art needlework. I have actually used one to graft the toes of my socks and to help warp up my loom, even though my "proper" needlecase has, of course, since come to light once more. However, I think I owe it to them (and myself) to create something more worthy of them.


Gill said...

That certainly is a great needlecase, Sue, and yes, the label makes it all the more special.
I don't have one as such - except I own a plastic case I was given in a sewing set as a child. Whilst teaching a class last week, a woman pulled out the very same one: with a picture of a poodle on a pink background.
Must be about 45 years old.

Kari said...

Oooh, Sue, I look forward to seeing what you do with this.

Kari x
PS I love the socks you knitted too!