Saturday, January 23, 2010

happy birthday friend

This week we celebrated one of my stitching friend's birthday. I had been stitching on her gifts over the holiday as not to be late. It all started with Just Nan patterns.
My friend loves Halloween and all things pumpkin and when I saw this design I thought I had to stitch it for her birthday. This is a Just Nan design for a needlebook.
The front of the finished needlebook. I love the way this one was put together, something different and so cute.
This is another Just Nan pattern that was supposed to be the top of the witches hat. It seemed suited to the idea of a halloween emery so I adjusted it a little and added some spooky pins. I enjoyed the needlebook design so much that I decided the square design would make a perfect biscornu.
A sneaky spider crawling to the top
of the same pattern as the needlebook stitched into a biscornu. It was such a fun stitch. The outline looks so dark black because I added some beads as I joined it together. That alone made me decide I was going to buy some short beading needles.
And here is the set all together. I added a tombstone thread winder and a pack of my new favorite needles and there it is. Happy birthday dear friend.

Have a great day stitching. Don't forget to watch Emma tonight for all you stitching Jane Austen lovers.


  1. What a beautiful collection of gifts. I love the orange fabric. The black just pops off it!

  2. What a fabulous set of gifts! Your friend must have been thrilled to receive such a beatuifully stitched and finished gift!!!

  3. Great set of gifts! Your friend will cherish them!

  4. What cute set. I'm she loved these adorable stitching accessories.

  5. I just love your biscornu. What a beautiful collection of gifts! Your friend is just going to love them!

  6. Lovely work. Biscornus are my favorite and I am always looking for patterns that would look good as a biscornu--must keep that design in mind. And I loved the new version of Emma--am planning on getting it to watch again when it comes out on DVD this week! :) (Danielle--The Peacock's Feather)