Tuesday, November 9, 2010

A new blog header and another needle book

Seems like I've been on a CQ roll! I 'm guessing it has something to do with the fact that the holidays are slowly creeping up and everyone is looking for that special gift. I was recently commissioned to make 4 needle books for friend and am happy to say that all of them are done and in the mail.

One of the needle books was requested to be CQ'd in blues and teals.... Yea! - ya'll know how much I love those colors. In fact, by the time I was done with it I loved it so much I decided to crop the picture so I could use it for my new Blog header... what do you think? I thought it was time for a bit of a change ... a change with a tad more color added.

Using various pieces of my hand dyed laces, I tried to create a garden scene with butterflies and flowers. My favorite is a little piece of circular lace that reminded me of the sun.

This is the complete look - unfortunately I forgot to take a picture of the inside before mailing it out. For the inside I made a small pocket to hold additional thread/needles or even a pair of small scissors and also sewed in a piece of matching wool felt to hold needles.

All buttoned up and ready for use. If any one is interested in having me make a special needle book for a friend, secret sister or even for yourself, please drop me a note prior to December 15th.


  1. That's a beautiful needle book, NickiLee, and it looks great as your new header!

  2. Love those colors! Beautiful needle book and I do think it looks wonderful as your header photo.
    I'm sure who ever gets that as a gift will think it's super special! :)

  3. It's that special shade of blue! Beautiful!

    The new header is pretty!

  4. Colours I love too. Looks really good as your header. It's nice to change it once in a while.

  5. Your needle book is very charming. I think that the use of embroidered lace is so creative and the colors are so wonderful that I must comment on the fact that they make my eyes vibrate. (which is a good thing).

  6. My first visit here and your work is divine especially to one who adores crazy quilting like myself and your embroidery work is equally as lovely.
    All the best, Suzy

  7. Hi Nicki thanks for your lovely comments on my blog. I have a story for you. I noticed in your sidebar about a quilt Robyn Melia made some 15-20 years ago just sold.She just mentioned the Winterfest exhibition where she first hung this quilt. I think she organized the quilting section in that exhibition and, believe it or not, I won first prize for my CQ in 1997 and I still have the entry form etc. I have just photograped the quilt so you can see it somewhere??? and I shall have to contact Robyn with all this info too. Yes her quilt is STUNNING.
    It was Kelly Armstrong (a friend of her's) who taught me how to start and look where it has taken me? I still have a pic of my very first CQ quilt. So how is that for serendipity?
    x Suzy

  8. Thanks Nicki for signing up to follow my blog. I'm following yours now too! Love all your stitching. Look forward to seeing more.

  9. Your quilting is absolutely beautiful. Love the needle book! So pretty. Thank you for stopping by my blog and for sharing your talent.

    Happy Thanksgiving


  10. Hello Nicki Lee, Your needle book is beautiful. Your stitching is lovely. How sad about your sewing room being flooded this past Spring. I hope the walls and floors will come soon so you can start organizing once again. Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving your lovely comming on my new sewing room. Hugs Judy


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