Monday, February 6, 2012

Breeding Needlebooks

The needlebooks are mutliplying.


Thanks to my crazy quilting friends, I have a new and improved pattern and instructions for the needlebook E-course and the pattern that I will be offering this Wednesday in honor of Hari-Kuyo, the Japanese Festival of Broken Needles.



Though most of our group, reproduced my needlebook original...


There were two friends who wanted to use their own fabrics.


This project is PERFECT for customizing your own cover and inside...to make it your own.


I plan to have kits available for those who want my needlebook version but there will also be a supply list available for those who choose to use their own supplies.

Or, like some friends did this past Saturday, you can create a personal modification of my design.


I want the design to be flexible so that you're happy with whatever you create.


Irene was doing a more muted version with eggplant, mustard and hunter green colors...she didn't like the stark white of the labels so she covered them with an organza ribbon...


Beautiful.

Because of her, today I'm tea-dying a set of labels to see how well they take the "dye".


By the end of the day, everyone was finished and ready to start filling their books with needles...


And believe it or not, Mary actually broke a needle on Saturday! (Good luck, don't you think?)

Thankfully, she had the perfect place to put it.


I am so very grateful to my friends. Thanks to them, I have great feedback and changes to make so that the pattern and supplies are even better by the time they make it to you.

So I'm very busy making kits, taking step-by-step pictures, packaging needle labels, and finalizing the pattern details in preparation for the "Go Live" on Wednesday.

Thanks for those who expressed an interest in the E-course. I'll be announcing the details on Wednesday for a start date of February 23. I can't wait!

Happy Monday everyone! I've got to get back to work...

23 comments:

coral-seas said...

So that's what you have been doing! I wondered where you were these past few days. I should have guessed :-)

Carol- Beads and Birds said...

I KNEW you were busy. I really, really am going to make one. I've been trying to get a bit of sewing in, in between PACKING!! Its really happening!!! Empty nest, here we come!!

Allison Aller said...

Gosh I love seeing these familiar faces! And I am anxiously awaiting the start of class... ;-)

Gerry Krueger said...

I broke a needle yesterday and saved it for Wednesday... I wondered why you were so quiet...figured you were "up to some good" Hugs Ger

73mw said...

It's a beautiful project... the last page is my favourite x

Rachel said...

It looks lovely, and so good to have help in preparing the course!

Sonja said...

I read your blog first thing when I get to work and I fell in love with your needlebook when I saw it last year. Now I cant wait to join in. Roll on Wednesday :)

Miriam said...

Can't wait!!!

Thank you to you and all your helpers!

Cari said...

Oh my gosh...I love the needlebooks. They are wonderful. You have some fun friends too!! Looks like everyone enjoyed the day!!

Daphne said...

Yay! I'm so excited!
It looks like you all had so much fun...it would be wonderful if we could all get together and sew them in a big fun group like your testers did!!

Wendy said...

These are really great!

Mouse said...

ooo looks like you all had fun and isn't it nice to see peeps coming up with there own way of doing things that inspire you as well :) love mouse xxxx

Cyn ;-) said...

Great needlebooks. I love your label idea -- much classier than writing the #/name on the felt with a sharpie! lol.
Best wishes for a great class on Wednesday!

Nicki Lee said...

Loved seeing your needlebooks last year and now these. WOW! You are one busy lady - I will certainly tune in on Wednesday! I bought some gorgeous vintage kimono fabric just waiting for spomething special to make.

MosaicMagpie said...

Lovely needlebooks! I have never seen a page for broken needles before seeing your's. You always have great ideas that end up being treasures!
Deb

Suztats said...

You have been busy. But, what fun!

Catherine said...

What fun! Love the little touches!

Vicki W said...

Those needle books are fabulous!

gracie said...

At last! I am so eager to join in.

flower friend said...

Looking forward to Wednesday. I'm sorting through my needles tonight to see which one need to retire.
Kim

Marsha said...

Can't wait til tomorrow. I've been keeping broken pins and needles in a childproof pill bottle. Now they'll have a nicer home.

Marisol Mills said...

Love these books. Where can I get the pattern and supply list?

Susan Elliott said...

Hi Marisol, the needlebook pattern and instructions are part of an online class I offer through a private blog. You can find the information here...

http://plays-with-needles.blogspot.com/p/harikuyo-needlebook-e-course-ii.html

Thanks for your interest!!

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