July 5, 2014

Needle Book Swap - Received!

The time has come to wrap up our
Need a Little Needle Book Swap...
and I can't think of a better way than to share
the one I received from Gabrielle!

As you can see,
the needle book Gabrielle made for me
is just filled with personal touches,
beginning with my NAME on the front!

{Those hexies are so tiny and sweet!}

There are more little hexies
decorating the back cover of the needle book.

{I think that every needle book in our swap has been just as gorgeous
on the back as the front...don't you?}

Inside are thick felted wool pages for needles...
you can almost feel the substantial texture
from this photo.

This particular needle book includes
a very smart vinyl pocket inside,
with a fabulous zipper closure.

{How did she know I adore office supplies?!?!?!?}

When I first saw the labels on the felt pages,
I couldn't figure out how
Gabriella was able to add the words,
describing how they were to be used.

I mean, I've spent quite a few minutes  hours
shopping on the internet,
and I've NEVER seen any twill tape,
printed with names like these!

I remembered that Gabrielle
had contacted me to find out
what types of handsewing I enjoy,
and what needles I like to use.

It dawned on me that she MUST have
printed these tapes herself somehow!

Sure enough, Gabrielle shared with me how she did it,
using a printer, some twill tape,
and a bit of scotch tape.

Someday I promise to try it myself
and explain to you how it's done!

{Ric  rac! I see ric rac!}

Besides the fabulous needle book,
Gabrielle created this beautiful boxed pouch,
in my favorite colors!

Gabrielle's workmanship is exquisite!
I would love to see what her long-arm quilts
look like, as I'm sure these little projects
are a glimpse of what she can accomplish.

There were more goodies, too...
a lovely journal,
some fun washi tape and a package of twine.
I am such a spoiled brat!

Have you ever tried these wonderful needles
from Foxglove Cottage?
They have something for every type of handsewing,
and Gabrielle included a couple of packages
in my swap gift!


I don't even know how exactly Gabrielle and I found one another...
but that's the most fun part about the internet...
and swaps!

Thanks to ALL of you who participated
in the Needle Book Swap
and made it a great success!
You girls are the best!

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  1. Stop needling me! That is one helava needle book!

  2. WOW!! That is amazing!!! I would love to learn how to print on the twill. I'm going to have to figure that out. Everything is just perfect, Amy!!

  3. I'd like to learn how to make those printed twill tapes! I'd love to see a tutorial for this...
    Beautiful needlebook - lovely workmanship!

  4. This is just amazing! Wish I would have had the time to participate in the swap. The needle books that I have seen so far have been lovely!

  5. What a beautiful needle book! Great use of hexies!

  6. I totally love what she did for you! The idea of your name alone was worth the whole swap! Great workmanship as well! So beautiful!
    Thank you for such a fun swap and hope you hold another one soon!

  7. Lovey, just lovely, yes you must share the twill tape printing with us, it was so great and perfect for your needlebook...

  8. What a lovely needle book (I adore those hexies!) and such beautiful gifts to accompany it! This was such a fun swap - I enjoyed participating. Thanks Amy!

  9. Really fab! I love all those details she included.

  10. UMMMM, can I just say myself to you...spoiled brat!!!!!!
    Those tiny hexies! Love the whole thing! XXOO cat

  11. You are a spoiled one, little sister!! Your swap gifts are a delight! Sew cute and so inspiring ( being translated to " I am so gonna copy these ideas!" )
    This was such a fun swap! I love seeing all of the beautiful needlebooks and gifts, and meeting new friends!

  12. Gorgeous gifts, I can see why you are thrilled with them. I love the printed tape and all the personal touches! xx

  13. Amy you lucky girl!! That needlebook and pouch are sooo cute and well thought out. What a wonderful swap, surprises are the best!


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