I'm off, but I leave you with...

...eyecandy!!
I am off to a Playcentre National meeting tomorrow. Gone till Sunday. Bliss. 3 days away, with NO KIDS, good company, all my meals cooked for me,no dishes, and I believe and extra bonus this time is single rooms ( it has been bunks in the past!), or shared accomodation. It is being held at Lincoln University in Christchurch. Lovely city. I have only been once before, and we don't often get the chance to sight see, but just going away is enough for me.
At these meetings, You often get time to do stuff, while listening to whatever is being discussed, so I am getting the supplies ready. I whipped up this wee needlecase. I have a big one, but I wanted something small to take with me, so it's not obvious that I am there for time out..LOL. This was a pieced CC/ID holder that I hadn't embellished yet.
So first we embellish. The teeny fimo face was perfect for this (remember, ATC sized). There are a couple of the Sassa Lynne threads that Susan sent me on this. They are N.I.C.E. to stitch with. Can't wait for my order to arrive....
I then "heat and bond"ed some felt to the back of the front. Stitched a felt page in for the needles...
Then added a little felt pocket for my scissors. Cute and compact or what?? The ties will go thru the scissor handles so I won't lose them if they fall out.
Here is postcard I finished, and IT IS like card! LOL. The foundation was heavy fuseable interfacing, then heat and bond, then a final layer of fuseable interfacing. Nothing is bending this puppy. You will notice it is all embellished in one colour thread...
and these are what I have pieced to work on over the weekend at the meeting. I don't know where the bags came from , but they are purrfeeect postcard size. Each postcard has it's own bag, and I will add only 2 thread to each bag for stitching. Should make it nice and easy. I was going to attempt tatting, but I am still not good enough, and it is SO frustrating to spend ages on a piece, only to muck it the pattern at the very end.

8 comments:

CJ Stitching and Blooms said...

Hi JO have fun on your get away trip. I think your tatting is wonderful. Hugs Judy

Gerry said...

As always, it's wonderful to see your work. Have a great time on your retreat!!!

meggie said...

Hope you enjoy your stay at Lincoln! We used to have the Lincoln Hotel & '81-'82. So long ago. We made some good friends there, it is a nice village, & clost to Christchurch.
Lovely work, love your needlecase.

Charlene said...

I DO love the way you just 'throw something together' and it turns out so beautifully! Pretty blocks to work on while you're away. Enjoy the mini-vac away from real life!

Ati. Norway. said...

Enjoy your trip Jo!
Thanks for the eye-candy :)

alisonmc said...

I hope your scissors make it on the plane. Mine didn't :(

Simona Tedeschi said...

Jo, as I can't send e-mails I send you this message beacause I received Amy's Tone on tone block and I will send it on during this week so I will be ready for the next one!
I will post some pics on the group!

Susan said...

I love your little needlebook! The idea about the ties through the scissors handle is a great one. This is a very pretty postcard, too. The colors are unusual, but appealing. Are you doing a swap? I must have missed that post.