Birds, Berries and Buttons

The last stitch

The last stitch

After much perseverance, Constance and I have finished the Embroiderer’s Guild workshop needle roll…

Lazy Daisy

Lazy Daisy

…here she is putting in the last lazy daisy strawberry leaf…

Button tin

Button tin

…we stitched and stuffed the pincushion end,  attached wool flannel to the inside, searched through the tiny tin  to find the perfect tiny button, and worked a little button loop…

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All Done

All Done

…here it is all completed and rolled up!

Pins and needles

Pins and needles

and here it is all unrolled.  Constance says it is a pity about all the needles and pins, as otherwise it would have made an exquisitely delightful bedroll…

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13 thoughts on “Birds, Berries and Buttons

  1. This is the first needle roll I’ve ever seen. Exquisite is the only word I can think of to describe it. Seeing it unfurled, I understand its usefulness and wonder how anyone can go on sewing without one.
    I don’t blame Constance for wanting to use this as her pillow. What dreams she would have sleeping on these skillfully embroidered colorful leaves and berries and birds.

  2. Your needle roll is gorgeous, so I suspect that it is inspiring all manner of wonderful new things…..Perhaps a wee pillow worked in the same style for Constance? But then, oh my…. all the QH’s might ask for one, and the Twins would want one for Crokkie, too…. and then, there’s all the kitties…. oh oh…. that’s a lot of stitching 🙂

  3. lovely!! I am now inspired to make one for myself…altho probably not as exquisite as yours. Such tiny embroidery,,love the blue birds. Constance is correct that it would make a very fetching bed roll, but an
    even better needle roll!! Thanks!

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