Sunday, November 23, 2008

Needlebook Finish!!!!!

It has been a while since I have a finish!!! I have to admit I didn't have whole lot of time to stitch since I am starting to pack and was busy sorting through things that I want to take with me. I don't mind moving, but I hate packing...... My house is a mess now and I have to try to bring it back to normal a little bit because my parents in law are coming in 2 weeks.

My December schedule is like crazy: PIL coming, going on a trip with them for 2 weeks, come back from the trip and finish packing in 3 days, and drive to California for a fresh start. Not to mention I haven't found anyone to take over our current apartment yet, nor finding a place to stay once arriving in CA.... Yea, I'm TOTALLY stressed out!!!!!

Luckily, I have stitching to calm me down when I was freaking out. I did manage to finish a needlebook for the Monthly Finishing Challenge. It wasn't easy, though, cause I kind of mess up. I used 2 strands of floss over one thread, and it made the stitches go scrunched.... It was kind of hard to push the needle through as well, but when I realized this mistake, I was in too deep to back out. I should have used one over one, which is what I did when I stitched the back side of the needlebook. I was not 100% satisfy with the end result, but when I complained about it to my DH, he told me he can't see what's wrong with it, and said he would take it if I don't like it. That was so sweet of him~~ Anyway, I've learned something from this experience, and all in all I think it turned out alright.


Pattern: Ancsanaplo "Four Seasons Acorn freebie"
Thread: DMC cotton floss
Fabric: 28ct antique white evenweave fabric
Size: 2" x 2"
Completion Date: 11-19-2008
Finishing Date: 11-22-2008

This design is a freebie from from Ancsanaplo's blog, she has so many wonderful freebie designs on her blog!!! This design is actually a part of a four seasons design, I love all four of them!!! I think I will try to stitch all of them in the future~ This is also my first time trying to make a needlebook. It is not as hard as I thought it would be, and is actually quite fun!! Here is a tutorial I found that was very helpful~


Thank you for all the nice comments on my work~ I'm still learning, and hope I can do a bit better each and every time!


  1. Theresa, great finish! I like it so much!

  2. I love it! I think you did a wonderful job.

    ~happy stitching~

  3. You did a beautiful job! Congrats on your finish:)

  4. Thanks for stopping by my blog! This is a great needlebook especially for a first attempt. I still have to try my hand at it. I think it's funny that you live in TX (I have family there) and that you're moving to CA (my home state). Happy stitching!


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