Friday, February 8, 2013

After spinning my wheels for a couple of weeks and cleaning out my sewing room and and and I finally finished a couple of circles I sort of liked.

I also have been working on the motifs for the other two panels.  These travel easily when stitching with friends.

I also wanted to share my needle index book with you as I linked to Susan Elliots Plays with Needles.
I first got this in early 2002 when I took a class from Jane Nicholas.  The class supply list required 10 different needles.  I bought a large package of assorted John James needles and a needle index created by the Valley Quail Chapter of the EGA in Walnut Creek, CA.  I filled it for the class and have never stopped using it.  I love it.

I add a page in the back to honor my broken and very bent needles.


  1. Your work brings such a big smile to my face. It's so happy and LOVELY and wonderful. It makes me want to photograph it ;o)

    I like your added page at the back of your needle book. Maybe we should both found the Bent Beading Needle Society. Much love and thanks for playing! Susan

  2. I love your work! I haven't done any embroidery for a long time since I've been focusing on beadwork.

    BTW, I have a needlecase I inherited from my grandmother. It seems to have every needle ever invented.