Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Needles & Needle Books

Aren't these sweet needlebooks? These were both made for me by my mom: This little green and white one is the one I use everyday. I keep all my #24 chenille needles in it. I love it - especially the front cover with this blue flower and button! This needlebook is one that she just made - she used one of the cupcakes from my cupcake embroidery pattern to make this little felt applique for the front. Notice those french knots!
This is what the books look like inside. They have felt pages for needles.
I really needed another book because I have just ordered some new needles! My 1st Bambina recommended that I try chenille needles in size 26. She suggested ordering them online from Colonial Needle. I did, and I also ordered a packet of size 28:
I love these new needles. The size 28 is so delicate (and sharp!) I took a picture to show the size difference in the needles:
The size 24 is at the bottom of the picture, above that is the 26 and at the top is the size 28. You can see how much finer and shorter the 28 is than the 24! I am thrilled with these needles and my new needle book and can't wait to start using them!

8 comments:

Miss Paula said...

Does your mom need another daughter??? :-)

Annie said...

Kim...Oh my goodness those needle books are SO CUTE!....Every time I see french knots now, I think of your strawberries!... :D ...Blessings Annie

Libby said...

WOW!! So cute! Your Mom Rocks!!

My 1st Bambina ! said...

Those needle books are sooo cute !!! Your mom did a great job !!!
Enjoy them !!!
You got your needles !!! Have fun stitching away !!!

big B said...

Thank you all! My mom will love hearing your comments! Monika - I am really enjoying the new needles. The 26 & 28's are obviously for really fine stitching and I am really impressed with Colonial Needle - Thanks so much for the tip!

My 1st Bambina ! said...

You r very welcome :-) !

Gina said...

In addition to sharing the adorable needle books, thanks for the tip on the needles too. I hate dull point needles. :) Must order some.

big B said...

NP Gina! You will love these needles, they just slip through fabric so easily. Colonial Needle has a big selection and super fast shipping.