Tuesday, September 15, 2009

More finishes - Needlerolls

I am trying to get some of my stitching that is done into finished form and below are two needlerolls that I put together.

This is from the Thank You, Sarah Tobias booklet from Blackbird Designs.

A closeup of the top.
A closeup of the middle section
And this is the bottom - just love the wool felt color that I found that matches the thread and the color on the backing fabric.
Below is from The Sampler Girl - Jane Austen collection - Return To The Sea. This is originally a sampler, but I thought it would look nice as a needle roll and I am very pleased how it turn out and I like the movement that the backing fabric has.
I did change some of the thread colors since I pulled from my stash and I didn't have all the suggested fibers.
Unlike Sarah Tobias, I decided to put in a pincushion, thread rings, and a wool needlebook.
I just loved stitching and finishing these two project. At the moment both are on display in Roswell, GA at Bulloch Hall.

Glad you dropped in for a visit --- Roberta

19 comments:

Deb said...

Oh my goodness, what wonderful accessories. I love how you took those designs and made them your very own! An excellent way to save on framing costs and very decorative. I love them.

Tanya said...

Absolutely gorgeous!! I'm speechless. So pretty and so creative. I'd love to show the pics on my blog!

Tanya

Nancy said...

Wow Roberta! These are very beautiful! You always do such a nice job on your finishing, and these are so unique with your personal touches. Both are gorgeous!

Carol said...

I just discovered your blog and I'm so glad I did! Your work is just lovely--so unique and beautifully finished...

Diana said...

Your BBD needleroll turned out really nice. I took a class for it, but have yet to finish it. Your Sampler Girl roll is nice,too. You are very creative to design it as a needle roll.

Sheila said...

Wow Roberta - they look FABULOUS! What great finishing on both of them :) Love them.

Cisca said...

They are gorgeous!
Greetings from the Netherlands, Cisca

Paoletta said...

Wonderful!!!!
I've discovered your blog recently and I'm very happy.
Greetings from Italy!

Fran├žoise said...

OMG!!So lovely!!!
Your finishing is gorgous!!!
Hugs
Fran├žoise

Solstitches said...

Two lovely finishes Roberta and happy memories of two fun SAL's that I enjoyed very much.

Margaret

Littlebit said...

Enjoyed browsing your blog..love your Cape Cod Girls!

Ranae said...

Wow! oh! Wow!
Gorgeous finishes!!

angelasweby said...

Wow Roberta,
These pieces are awe inspiring. I love them both and it has definitely spurred me on to make up my poor little Sarah Tobias sitting forlornly in my sewing bag. I have no excuse whatsoever. Yours really looks beautiful. I love the Jane Austen finish too. Good girl for showing us the way :>)
Hugs Angela

mainely stitching said...

Stunning! You are my new finishing hero!!!

Joy said...

They both are absolutely gorgeous!! You did a wonderful job on the finishes!

Siobhan said...

Oh my gosh, Roberta, what gorgeous work!! You are amazing.

Gwen said...

Your finishes were a great addition to the exhibit. I am glad you decided to share. Keep up the good work.

Brigitte said...

Oh my Roberta, they are gorgeous!!!!! What a wonderful idea to turn Tanya's design into a needleroll. It's like made for it. I really admire you for finishing these pieces. My Sarah Tobias is nearly done and I hope that I won't be procrustinating this time and finish-finish it immediately. I'm still hopefull ...

Carolien said...

Hello Roberta,

I am just back in blogland and catching up in reading some blogs and am very much enjoying the beautiful things you made!

Take care & greetings, Carolien