Wednesday, June 10, 2009

I mentioned in the last post about going into swaps. I have some pictures you might enjoy today that were from a needlecase swap run by Vickie Brown of Ribbonsmyth. My name was given to Jules Yonge of Texas and she sent me this absolutely beautiful needlebook. I say book because it is hard sided and joined with fabric hinges. She is an expert needleworker and I was just blown away when it arrived. She spent a tremedous amount of time making this I am sure. She has become a nice on line friend and maybe some day we will meet at a retreat somewhere. Right now Jules is having a hard time in her life. Her elderly aunt she was very close to passed away, then her Father passed away and Jules then broke her ankle. I think her hard times are behind her and there will be sunshine ahead.

I took these pics outside today but they appear a little washed out. In real life they are much more vibrant.

I have pics somewhere of the one I made for the swap but I cannot think of who I sent it to. When I do I will post the pics.


Magpie's Mumblings said...

This is a lovely needlebook and you're right, there must have been a lot of work involved. I love the colours.

Robin said...

You certainly were fortunate on this exchange... Jules created a fabulous needle case!!!! Robin A.

Pearl said...

This needlebook is stunning.