Sunday, 9 December 2012

Hari Kuyo

In October I enrolled with Susan Elliot to make  this needlebook and although all instructions arrived in November as promised, I took no action until last night.   Diverted by those needles with no eyes, I was knitting last month but feel that I have earned a side trip down "Tapestry Needle Lane" before I complete the knitting.
So, I cut out the various pieces and yesterday evening made a start.
Here's the cover I made - note I avoided the suggested ribbon embroidery in the interests of retaining my sanity!   I have tried to use all Japanese materials (except for the DMC perle which I used for the embroidery).
I stitched the small labels on each of the felt pages.
 
Tonight I hope to stitch the "Honourable Rest"  page for used and/or broken needles which is at the back of the book.   Perhaps if I work diligently at this I can complete the whole book this week.   I need to make the effort so that I can get back to the knitting and complete that too.
I'm off now to pick sweet peas from the garden and to give the thirsty plants a drink of water.

7 comments:

  1. I love the sent of sweet peas but its the wrong time of year in the UK for them.

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  2. I love sweet peas too..
    Good luck with the needle book xxx

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  3. Oh Margaret, I do so envy you being in the midst of summer at the moment. It's been snowy and frosty with us for a week now but today the sun is shining.

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  4. I read Plays with Needles and have seen the beautiful needlebook class on her blog. I love what you are doing with it and look forward to seeing the finished book!

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  5. I like the sound of your needlebook, looking forward to seeing it done

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  6. You are so incredibly talented! The needlebook is going to be fabulous!!!

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  7. You are so incredibly talented! The needlebook is going to be fabulous!!!

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