Wednesday, 28 March 2012

My Needlebook....


Finally, I finished my Sue Spargo needlebook....it has been a long journey. Even though it has been many hours of stitching, weeks, months..... along the way it became a healing. If you have ever had the fortune to take a class from Sue you will understand what I mean. She inspires you and encourages you to try new stitches and create what you love. I always feel so calm and happy when I am stitching. It gives me time to reflect and time to think....which over the past year has been such a struggle....... each little stich has been a lifetime of healing........
Do you have something that inspires you, what gives you the most inner happiness when you are doing it? Do you knit, crochet, scrapbook, or stitch?
There are pockets for storing threads and little treasures...
A needlecase to hold my needles and a place for my scissors....... beautiful art from Michelle... my favourite "houses" tape from Anna....... my Needlewomen poem......
Now when I need to do some stitching everything will be right here, ready to take on a new challenge....... thank you Sue!

23 comments:

Brynwood Needleworks said...

Stunning!!! Simply wonderful. You've inspired me to visit her site and check out her offerings.
It's gorgeous, Maggie.
Thanks for sharing.
xoxo
Donna

just me said...

It's beautiful, if that is what comes out of your journeys you should take more! Simply stunning, will check out her site.

Margaret said...

I love it! I'd so love to take a class from Sue!

ginger@bearbits said...

Hi Margaret,

That is a very lovely needlebook. Such delightful details and very colorful! The little blue bird is sweet.

~ginger

Willy said...

Hej Margaret, I love the colors and details, beautiful needlebook.
Thank tou for showing.
Have a nice day, groetjes

Doreen Frost said...

Hello Margaret. Oh my goodness, this is absolutely stunning!! How wonderful to have made something so special!!!

:)Wishing you a lovely evening.
doreen

Susan At Glen Oaks Primitives said...

That is quite the special needlebook. What a beautiful job you did on it Margaret.
Hugs,
Susan

Diane said...

I especially like the colors in the first and last pictures. And I love that you put so much of yourself in and got so much back. Beautiful Mags! Mine is journaling - thinking with papers, scissors, glue and words. Blessings, Diane

MosaicMagpie said...

I love Sue Spargo's work! All those lovely wools and patterns whe puts together. I love her embellishing stitches too! Nice job on the the needlebook. I know you had fun creating it!
Deb

Shirley said...

Hi Maggie, Just awesome with all of the details and embellishing stitches. You do such a good job. I know my stitching can be very relaxing for me. It would be something you could take with you if needed. I just love it and I hope you are getting back to par. Have a great day. Hugs from Your Missouri Friend.

peggy aplSEEDS said...

what a marvelous project! beautiful!

peggy aplSEEDS said...

what a marvelous project! beautiful!

Susan McShannon-Monteith said...

Its beautiful Margret.
Sue and her assistant Cathy were at our local quilt shop 'Stitch' this past November and we had a blast. Her hand-dyed rayon silk is to die for!
Have a great weekend.
Susan x

Michelle May said...

Love it Mags! I know you had such a wonderful time in her class!
Hugs and hope you are doing good!

Jillayne said...

Mags, it's just lovely! It looks like it would have been a lot of fun to work on, and will be a wonderful treasure every time you sit down to sew.
What a lovely piece of inspiration!

Sara's Sweet Surprise said...

Hello~hopping in to wish you a wonderful Easter.
At this holiday I'm always flooded with memories of wearing fluffy dresses and petticoats with fluffy hair to match.
One memory stands out... as a young adult when I wasn't able to return home for Easter. My sweet mom sent me an Easter box, which included dyed eggs...I refer to them as "died" Easter eggs. Snail mail produced a box accompanied with a foul odor. I still laugh hysterically when I think about the stink bomb going off when it was opened. Fortunately I was able to rescue the remaining treats from my box.

What a beautiful reward to your labor of love. what a delight each time you open it.

Getting these small glimpses of spring we've been taunted with has me craving a weather change.
I'm more than ready to welcome a fresh season of color.

Sweet wishes,
Sara

vicki said...

Margaret- your needle book is incredible- it is truly a work of art. I am in love with the beautiful colors and the little bird! I can't imagine the hours that you've spent on this little book! Was this your therapy while you were healing this winter?

Happy Easter Margaret. Hugs to both you --- and sweet baby Jack!
Love,
Vicki

Lou Cinda @ Tattered Hydrangeas said...

Stunning Mag's!! Totally stunning...and I am not the least bit surprised....your talent is amazing...

Lou cinda

Claudia said...

It's just beautiful! Your work is lovely.

xo
Claudia

Lori Ann Corelis said...

Beautiful job Margaret!! I can't wait till Wednesday when Workt By Hand starts! A week of stitching and learning and amazing women!
I'm so happy you were able to take this class from Sue!

Lori Ann

busanalayali said...

Your photos are just amazing! I am so in love with them!
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@nne said...

lovely blog! @nne

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

MARGARET!!!!!!!!IT IS SO GOOD TO SEE YOU AGAIN!!!!! I had a busy day yesterday and was unable to come back soon, but I thank you for coming and for PARTICIPATING IN THE LINK PARTY!!! I will put your name and link on my list! And oh that little blue bird you have here is sooooooo cute!

KEEP POSTED MY DEAR!!!! Anita