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Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Special Days and Special Friends....

A few packages were sent across the pond...
some for Valentine's and some for Birthdays...
or both!

 
A friend and co-worker clued me in on a very lovely patchwork book...
I am always surprised when books like this, by Suzuko Koseki, get by my radar!


 
I adapted the needlecase pattern to make a couple of sweet little cases for friends...

  
a lovely little Valentine's treat!


a fun round shape...all hand applique and hand quilting...

 
 a couple little felt centers for keeping those needles handy!


Happy Valentine's Day, Clare and Susan! And Happy Birthday, Susan!
Happy Valentines Day Everyone!
mary  

15 comments:

  1. Happy Valentines to you too sweetheart! I LOVE my gifts and am currently using my needle case, thank you xoxo

    ps. love the french bulldog fabric liner of my case woof!

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  2. how adorably sweet those needlecases are! would never think I needed one, now I must have one!!! funny how that works!

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  3. What a sweet needlecase...don't you just love making sweet little things...I know I do
    Mary

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  4. Happy valentines! Those are very sweet gifts!

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  5. Absolutely gorgeous Mary! Very lucky friends ;-)

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  6. You make the loveliest gifts!! I love that book, really anything by Suxuko Koseki is worth getting, and her fabrics are wonderful too.

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  7. Thank you, Mary! You are the sweetest friend! And such a talented lady! I love my needle case with its pretty flower and stitching! Happy Valentine's Day to you....much love!

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  8. How cute! That book had slipped past my radar too.

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  9. Mary I love this! It has such a vintage look but is so whimsical and well....so you! It's a style you have that I just love. Now I want to make one. Did you needle turn the petals or EPP them?

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  10. happy birthday to you, some nice little pieces you have made here

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  11. What Special gifts from the heart on Valentines!

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  12. Gosh yes, love the needle case too!
    Must look out for that book, really like the flower design on the cover too : )

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  13. Adorable!! So sweet & small and easy to tuck in when traveling. That book looks so interesting. Very good pics as well.

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