Friday, January 8, 2010

Look at Francesca's wonderful Quaker Schoolgirl Needle Necessities!

Wow!! Look at what Francesca from Italy did with Quaker Schoolgirl Needle Necessities! Instead of making a pocket on the inside of the case with the same fabric as the lining (like I did on my model), Francesca decided to cross stitch her pocket using motifs from elsewhere in the product. She also added two little charms. Isn’t the result magnificent? I love it, Francesca!

Francesca stitched her project on 32-count Flax Belfast linen from Zweigart. She used two plies of Milady’s Teal embroidery thread from Crescent Colours. On my model, I only used one ply of thread, but Francesca wanted more coverage and decided to use two plies instead.

view of Francesca's sewing case front
view of the sewing case front and back
view of the inside of Francesca's case showing her lovely stitched pocket

Francesca wrote, I'm 40 years old, and I live in Rome, Italy. I love embroidery in general, especially reproduction samplers, Quaker motifs, and crewel embroidery. I started when I was very young in school, only 7years old, and my teacher was a nun. Since that time I've always stitched. It relaxes me very much and brings my mind far from daily problems. I had a lot of fun working on this project, and it's my first “Needle Necessities”-- a must for every stitcher!

Francesca, I love your creative touches to this project, and I’m very happy that you enjoyed the project so much! Maybe this will be the start of a collection of “needle necessities”. Thank you for sharing your beautiful work.


Julie said...

That is such a beautiful design! After stitching "Quaker Medallion", which I picked up at Colonial Williamsburg, VA last Oct, I am beginning to love the Quaker designs.

Margaret said...

So beautiful! I love how she finished hers!

Nancy said...

This is very beautiful in every way!

PaulineD said...

Francesca has done a lovely job of stitching and finishing it- of course she had a great design to work with too!!

Jennifer said...

So stunningly beautiful! I love it.
I love those scissors too....those look like Sajou mother of pearl......they look nice matching the thread holders in the needlebook. Nice job!

Feathers in the Nest

Sandra said...

Just gorgeous and beautifully assembled. This is another one on my 'to do' list, why can't I stitch faster?

pennipenny said...

It's gorgeous!!
I love it
Hugs elisabetta

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