"Buttons and patches and the cold wind blowing,
The days pass quickly when I am sewing"
~Author Unknown

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Welcome to my little cottage.....

It is a little red brick cottage with clay tiled roof. There is a flower box under the window.....


Time to raise the roof and what do we find?

A little needleholder for my stitching.....

The inside of the cottage holds three thread rings.....

There is a band inside to hold the thread in place.....

And now I can stitch with my overdyed threads in style. *grins*

This was a very old UFO which was on my list of goals for this year. I sewed the little house a couple of years ago which I had intended to make into a little purse for my grand niece. But seeing it sewn, I decided she was too old for it. I put it aside and later thought it would be cute finished off as a needlebook. This week, I decided it needed to be taken off my list of things to do and came up with the idea of using it as a thread holder. It must be that it had to remain a UFO until I came up with just the right idea!

Now speaking of needlebooks! I used the random generator on my previous post to pick a surprise giveaway winner for this needlebook.

Do you remember this doll quilt I made? I cut fabrics to make one extra block so I could make a needlebook to give to one of my readers.

The lining was one of my favorite fabrics from the quilt. There are four wool felt pages to hold needles. The back is a simple stripe block to add the other various fabrics from the quilt.

And who was the winner? It was Jenny in California. She does not have a blog. I am so happy to be passing this needlebook on to you now Jenny and hope you will be able to use it to keep your various needles for quilting and stitching.

35 comments:

Nancy said...

That little cottage is just too cute. I love it. What a cute idea. You are such a very clever little elf.
The needle book for the winner is also very cute. Bet she will love it.
Keep busy little girl, I finished the house for you and will be sending it soon.
Love you, Mom

onlymehere said...

Heidi:
You really could open an etsy and sell all your cute fobs and needle and thread holders! Love this little cottage!
Cindy

Kaaren said...

Two wonderful finishes, Heidi!

What a great idea to turn the little cottage into a needle/project holder. And congratulations to Jenny for winning your giveaway. It too is pieced to perfection.

Patty C. said...

How cute - congrats to Jenny :)

Tracy said...

What happily little homes for needles and things... love these! :o) ((HUGS))

Deborah said...

The cottage needlebook is wonderful. very creative!

Susan in SC said...

What a sweet little cottage you have made Miss Heidi! I just love it!!

Saskia said...

Well, well! When are we gona make this little precious house as a little in between project?? It's such a lovely "thread holder" Love it!
See you tomorrow with my bikini...
Knuffels

Marsha said...

the cottage needlebook is adorable. A perfect way to make it into something wonderful.

The other needlebook is so sophisticated. Jenny is a lucky lady.

Jenny said...

Oh Heidi I am so excited. What a way to start my day! The little needle case is just precious, I will treasure it and use it all the time. How thoughtful of you to make it. Thank-you, thank-you, thank-you. I love the little cottage thread holder. That was a wonderful idea. I love anything with houses and a few of my samplers that I am waiting to start have them. But I am trying to be good and finish a few UFO's from my basket before I start another longer sampler. You are a good inspiration. Have a good day Heidi and Hugs from CA.

Linda said...

Ooooo, that is the cutest little creation Heidi. hugs, Linda

anneke said...

Love your raise-the-roof needlebook. You're very devoted to pick up your UFO's!
Good luck with the heat this next few days.

Barb said...

A night on the tiles then Heidi, are we dancing.
Well done on the cottage finish it is charming. The needlebook is so sweet what a nice gift for Jenny it seems as if she is delighted with it you are such a sweetie.
Hugs

Catherine said...

What great projects!!

Congrats to Jenny!

Kathy said...

Oh that little cottage is just precious. Gorgeous work.

Congrats to the needlebook winner!

Sonja said...

What a cute little cottage! Thank you for giving us a look at the inside of this house! Will you be making a replica of Cranberry Cottage?
The give away needlebook is a beauty to!
See you soon!

Deb said...

Such a pretty needle minder. I've never seen anything like it and it's just so cute.

Elaine said...

The little cottage is just gorgeous and the give-away needlebook is very pretty too. Congrats to the winner.

Daffycat said...

What a darling needlebook! Very clever!

Jackie said...

Congratulations Jenny!

Both of your needlebooks are just gorgeous. What a great idea to use a little leftover block or some scraps.

Pondside said...

Congratulations to Jenny - it's a sweet little gift. You are too, too clever, Heidi.

DonnaTN said...

What a cute finish for the little cottage! The needle book is precious! Congratulations to Jenny!

Ginny said...

The little cottage has to be the most adorable needlebook I've ever seen! What a great idea.

Christine said...

That is gorgeous Heidi, and such a clever idea.
The Doll Quilt needlebook is lovely as well

Jantine said...

Love the needle books! Both. Jenny is a lucky girl, but the house is great! Enjoy using it...

hazel said...

Love your little house Heidi it really is a cutie. Hope everything for the new house is going okay.

Love Hazel (UK)

Siobhan said...

What a super cute cottage! That is too adorable. I love the needlebook, too!

my day said...

Hoi Heidi,
wat een leuk naalden mapje heb je gemaakt, helemaal in cottage style, zo mooi geworden. Het blauwe mapje is ook al zo'n schatje, Jenny is een geluksvogel.
Lieve groetjes, Ingrid.

Quilt Hollow said...

I missed out!! It is adorable!! Congrats to Jenny who should get a blog! Hee!!

Scattered Threads said...

Too cute Heidi. Love it. You've been busy and love all the eye candy you provide.
Hugs.
Jackie.

mainely stitching said...

That little cottage is just the cutest thing! And congratulations to the joyful winner! :D

AnitaA said...

Wat een schattig naaldenboekje, heel creatief !
Groetjes Anita.

Teri said...

What an adorable cottage and pretty needle book!

angelasweby said...

Heidi,
I love your little cottage. What a pretty stitching pouch it's become and so nice that by finishing it you've achieved another one of your goals. I love seeing the pieces of stitching you did years ago. You were very imaginative even then, I see :>)
Warm hugs Angela xx

Margaret said...

Stitched on I Thee Wed yesterday while watching the World Cup. So disappointing that we lost.

Did you watch and stitch too?