I know I’m going to look back on this and laugh! For the pin cushion/needlebook swap I had the lovely partner endymion. She mentioned that she would like to receive a needlebook and also that she liked folk art and flora/fauna/rabbits/cats. So I combined folk art with cats amd stitched up a rather adorable kitty cat on 14 count aida cloth with the LC logo and date on the back. I was so proud of myself being able to incorporate that into a needlebook. Then, disaster struck. I grabbed what I thought was my water soluble pen, drew my stitch lines on the back, and proceeded to sew this bad boy together. When I flipped it right side out and pushed out the corners I noticed a teeny tiny red spot in the corner so I wet the corner of a paper towel and started dabbing. Hoooooboy! Did that lead to a bloody, gross,pink dye stained mess! It was then a realized I grabbed a sharpie. Sigh. Several hand sanitizer and Spray ‘N’ Wash baths later there was so hope. I gave up and deemed this too unsatisfactory to send away. The carnage:
It was cute, right?!?
WRONG! (The stained edge)
The inside was cute though
So onto plan B. Pam mentioned she also liked Crafter Pride designs so I stitched up this adorable bird from Urban Threads on stiff felt lined with softer felt
So since I liked her needlebook so much I had to make one for myself. I did a digi swap with PrincessP for the Lettuce Craft embroidery design and made my own (sorta) matching needlebook
I love all the needlebooks and can’t wait to use mine!