Tuesday 21 July 2015

Margaret Sherry exchange and Gifted gorgeousness SAL :))

Thank you for your lovely comments on my Japanese dolls Cross stitch project in the last post :)

Last week my partner Valerie from France received a gift from me as part of Margaret Sherry 'Send a Smile' exchange hosted by Nia on the Margaret Sherry group blog. You can read more about the exchange here and see Valerie's post here . This also gave me an opportunity to post for Jo's Gifted Gorgeousness SAL where we stitch a gift for someone or stitch while using some stash received as gift . You can read about the SAL and July link-ups here .

I made my very first needle book for Valerie :))

Cross Stitch felt needle book 1

I added a small scissor charm on the cover and the purple crochet edging as that is her favorite color. This design is a part of Margaret Sherry design ' Play time ' from the magazine, Cross Stitcher, January 2011 issue #234 .

This is the back side of the needle book. A light beige colored sewing theme fabric that I had once got from JoAnn's online store .

Crochet door knob hanger

I also made a crochet door knob hanger for her and this is now one of my favorite crochet creations :) You can find the free pattern here .

Let me show you what's inside the needle book . It is made of baby blue felt fabric with four purple felt pages , all embroidered .

Cross Stitch felt needle book 2
Page 1

Page 2

Page 3

Page 4

These are other gifts that I had sent her along with the needle book and the crochet hanger .

Satin lace, floss,bling stickers, a small box

mirror work items - pen, box, key ring and a fabric embroidered pouch

Cotton silk weaved fabric, one with border and one without it . These are usually used for Indian tops.

Colored eye tapestry needle set and buttons .

All together :)

I was glad that it reached safely and within three working days from India to France !! And Valerie loved those things very much :) I have taken few snaps while making needle book so may be I can show how I made it although it wasn't so easy for me but I learnt a lot about needle book making .

I hope you liked my creations :)

Have a great day!


  1. Very very beautiful Preeti. The needlebook is unique. You are so generous to send this much. All the gifts are lovely.

  2. with what type of yarn you made that door hanger?

    1. Thanks, Shami!! I used Anchor knitting cotton for the hanger and Anchor size 20 thread for the needle book edging.

  3. Preeti you have created such a beautiful needle case. I love the embellishments and embroidery you added to each page. Infact the whole package is gorgeous..those buttons, fabrics and door hanger. I'm sure Valerie will be on cloud nine after receiving this.

  4. So, so sweet creations......
    Have a lovely day !

  5. What a great gift. I love all the detail in the needle book. So cool how you added those nice touches on the pages. The edging is superb.. so even and applied so nicely. Beautiful hearts too and thanks for the link.

  6. What beautiful gifts you have sent your friend. I especially like the needle case - it's really pretty. :)

  7. So sweet!! You have spoilt Valma and I'm sure she loved your creations :)

  8. Wow! I'm so impressed with your first needlebook, Preeti--you made it so special with all the little buttons and embroidered accents! I know Valerie will love all her goodies :)

  9. Wow! What wonderful gifts and I'm in love with that needlebook.

  10. What a lovely needle book! All the little details are just beautiful. You're so sweet :-)

  11. Preeti, I admire your work so much! Thanks for sharing the photos and the links, too :) xx

  12. Wow, you're so creative and sweet! That needlebook is so beautiful, so intricate. Love the doorknob hanger too, neat!

  13. Dear Preeti, All your gifts are beautiful!
    I admire your imagination!
    I send sweet greetings!

  14. Wow! Beautiful gifts and creativity! I'd love to see your process photos since I hope to make my first needle book next year and could use help. :)

  15. You did a wonderful job on the needlework. I love the buttons on each page.

  16. I love that you embroidered on each of the needlebook pages! And the crochet around the edges is perfect. I have always wanted to create one but they look very difficult! The door hanger is great too and now I want to make one... but alas, the cats would think it was for them haha. Lovely stuff you sent out, such fun little buttons~

  17. What a lucky person to have received all of those gifts from you Preeti. The needlebook is lovely.


  18. Everything is so lovely, Preeti! I'm sure the recipient is thrilled with her goodies! :)

  19. What a pretty needlebook! Your gift was very generous.

  20. very beautiful

  21. Preeti: What a lovely needlebook, I love the inside pages so sweet.
    I love the door hanger hearts, and
    all the extra goodies, wow.


  22. You did a good job Preeti, Valerie is a lucky girl!
    The hanger with the hearts is so pretty too!

  23. Beautiful needlebook! You are inspiring me to add more detailing to my finishes.

  24. What beautiful gifts you created Preeti. The needle book is simply gorgeous! Well done.

  25. Thanks for taking part in GG this month. You really have excelled with your beautiful needlebook. I really like the little embroideries on each page, such a nice touch.
    You also included some very generous gifts, I'm sure Valerie was speechless when she opened her parcel!

  26. Ow My!!!You really spoiled Valerie so much.. Your pieces are really awesome..
    I love your needlebook.. it's so pretty!!
    The pages are awesome.. love the little details!!!
    I think really you gave her such a big big smile!!!

  27. This is a really lovely detailed needlebook, so pretty and your crochet edging puts mine to shame. The crochet door hangers are perfect - you make me want to get my hooks out, like...right now.

  28. Wow...that's a pretty needle book with crochet edging and all small detailing inside. i love the door know hanger too..

  29. I just love your Needlebook...that is so very cute and I love the colors that you chose to make that. The Back of this is so cute and so adorable. You are one very talented Stitcher.

    Happy Stitching
    Linda K, Railroad

  30. Adorable projects Preeti, that door knob hanger is such a lovely touch for your home.

  31. Preeti, your friend must have been smiling for days! What a wonderful package, full of gorgeous goodies.

  32. Purple and butterflies.... what a way to win Valerie's heart!!:o) I love what you stitched and created for the exchange - all so beautiful. Definitely a box of smiles arrived in France!
    Hugs xx

  33. Your exchange sent is absolutely beautiful! Love the needlebook :) So much detail. Gorgeous!

  34. Hi Preeti, What lovely gifts. thanks ofr dropping by my blog. Jo x
    http://joeveryday19.blogspot co.uk

  35. That's so lovey Preeti, I haven't been in blogland for a while and scroll down your blog. I really like the japanese little ladies you stitch for you daughter. Sunny greetings from New Orleans, Alice


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