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A little blue needlebook

I met up with a friend recently and when I returned home I decided to make a little needlebook for her as a surprise, I chose blue because it is one if her favourite colours. I designed the needlebook myself and decided to stitch Jane Austens famous quote on the back:
‘There’s nothing like staying home for real comfort’
I made the fimo clay rose from a glittery blue colour to match the DMC satin threads.
I used a free chart for the alphabet but unfortunately I cannot remember where I got it from, if anyone can help jog my memory I would appreciate it.
My friend has since let me know that she loves it!
It was a pleasure to stitch this for you Diane.

Stitching news
I am currently stitching:
  • My last personal exchange for the summer
  • Christmas in July exchange
  • The Porch Swing by Paula Vaughan
  • Planning my blog anniversary gift for the 31st July 09

Since posting these pictures I was invited to post on another blog for stitchers books, this blog has some lovely photographs of stitchers books and there are a couple of links that show galleries of photographs, it really is worth checking it out for inspiration – the link is here.

Happy stitching everyone and thankyou for your visit!

Best Wishes and Happy Stitching.
Lynn B


  1. June 8, 2009 / 3:20 pm

    Hi Lynn,
    WOW! That needlebook is gorgeous! You did a marvelous job. How lucky is your friend to receive it. Hope all is well with you.

    Take care,

  2. June 8, 2009 / 3:20 pm

    Absolutely GORGEOUS!!! LOVE your blue rose, your design, stitches, finish….beautiful finish Lynn!!

  3. June 8, 2009 / 3:21 pm

    wow…that looks awesome. Blue clay rose is too pretty

  4. June 8, 2009 / 3:21 pm

    Absolutely gorgeous Lynn. Love the Fimo rose and your background is so cute!

  5. June 8, 2009 / 3:21 pm

    what a lovely needle book.
    The roses on the needlebook are zo beautiful.
    nicely done…

  6. June 8, 2009 / 3:29 pm

    Its beautiful

  7. June 8, 2009 / 7:17 pm

    Beautiful!!! LOve the little flowers you added in the back ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. June 8, 2009 / 7:17 pm

    This is a stunningly beautiful finished piece…well done. It inspires me to go that extra step.

  9. June 8, 2009 / 7:17 pm

    This is one of the most beautifully finished pieces I've seen! Congratulations

  10. June 8, 2009 / 7:17 pm

    Lynn, that is stunning! I love the quote, the finishing, the roses, everything! You have a very lucky friend, indeed.

  11. June 8, 2009 / 7:38 pm

    Thankyou ladies for your wonderful comments, they are really appreciated!
    I particularly enjoyed stitching this needlebook.

  12. June 9, 2009 / 7:57 am

    This is absolutely beautiful!!!!!! Your finish is perfect~~~

  13. June 9, 2009 / 7:57 am

    What a lovely needlebook! Your friend is a very lucky girl.


  14. June 9, 2009 / 8:53 am

    This is beautiful and I love how you've finished it! x

  15. June 9, 2009 / 8:53 am

    Hi Lynn, I found your blog at The World's Largest Collection of Smalls blog ๐Ÿ™‚ You've stitched a beautiful book, congratulations! I've made a blog for Stitcher's books, if you would like to add your photos there for inspiration for others (http://stitchersbook.blogspot.com) please e-mail me at lennustitching@gmail.com.

  16. June 9, 2009 / 7:21 pm


    I just loved your works!! Theyยดre so, so perfect!! And I loved your wedding dress! And I would like to congratulate you for your silver bodes!!!

  17. June 16, 2009 / 10:40 am

    It's gorgeous!

  18. June 29, 2009 / 10:33 am

    Great stitching and beautiful finishing! Love it ๐Ÿ™‚

  19. July 12, 2009 / 6:55 am

    Oh, what a lovely, lovely treasure, Lynn!!! It's not only a beautiful wee stitcher's book… but a beautiful wee Jane Austen stitcher's book… with gorgeous roses to boot! I LOVE it… Honey, your talent is beyond words! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Your friend must be over the moon with joy, indeed… In fact, I imagine she's still somewhere up among the stars even now! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Lots of hugs, love and blessings in stitches always!