Sunday, April 18, 2010

Maria from Italy shows off her Quaker Schoolgirl Needle Necessities

How much fun it was to receive these photos from Maria of her Quaker Schoolgirl Necessities!

Maria, who lives in Napoli (Naples), told me that needlework is her passion. She worked this project using the same linen and threads I used on my model.

The first photo shows the front of Maria's sewing case, the inside of her needlebook, and the scissors sheath. This next photo shows the outside of her needlebook, the reverse side of her scissors sheath, and the back of her sewing case.And here is the inside of her sewing case along with the needlebook and scissors sheath. Instead of gathering the top edge of pocket as I did on my model, Maria chose to pleat hers. Her lining fabric looks so lovely, don't you agree?Thank you, Maria, for sharing photos of your lovely work.

11 comments:

Nancy said...

Another gorgeous example of your designs! Maria does amazing work!

SimplyStitchingintheGarden said...

Oh what a lovely piece and the stitching is wonderful, nice job Maria.

Sherry said...

I love this piece - so beautifully finished too! I admire people who do finishing well! I have to practice to get better and am inspired by many others! Thanks for sharing...sherry

~mj~ said...

Really beautifully done. I love the pleats for the pocket.

Sandra said...

Yet more gorgeous finishes to tempt us :o) I too love the pleated pocket, I might try that on Cherished Workes, which I think will be my next assembly project.

Mo' said...

Maria, as usual, makes little masterpieces!
Brava Maria!!

mariaerba said...

thank you so much Ellen ;)
at the next project ;)
ciao Maria

Puntini said...

It's a beautiful project, stitched and finished with patience and love...
Maria is very talented! ^__^
Paola.

marylin & poussy said...

It is really magnificent which talent! Best regards

elenamac said...

Maria is one of the most talented stitcher that i know!She always done a success!!!!
Love
elena

Chrissie said...

Beautiful and such gorgeous colours. Sigh!! So many beautiful temptations - so little time!!