A Gift of Time

Time Needlebook

Recently, a dear friend had a birthday and I wanted to make something special for her. As busy as we all are, I found the perfect freebie from Primitive Bettys called “Time”. Who couldn’t use a little time? She loves purple, so I chose Weeks Concord on 30ct Alabaster by R&R. I loved the combination. I decided to make the piece into a needlebook, because of course any extra time we have we want to use it for stitching, right?

Time Needlebook Needle Pages

The fabric I used for the inside and back of the needlebook is from one of the first quilts I ever made. And it is one of my favorite and well-loved fabrics.

And I made a little pocket in the back to hold those little extra somethings.

Time Needlebook Pocket

Originally, I had thought of using a ribbon closure, but the more I thought about it, the more I liked the idea of this being a little reminiscent of days gone by. I found a button in my collection of my grandmother’s buttons and it seemed to fit perfectly. I made a little loop out of cording from the Concord thread.

Time Needlebook Button Closure

I love that it’s a little book-like, kind of old looking and made with things I had collected. I hope it serves its purpose well.

50 thoughts on “A Gift of Time”

  1. That’s lovely Michelle! I rarely make needlebooks, but I must try and remember to use that finishing method more. Yours turned out great!

  2. That’s lovely Michelle! I rarely make needlebooks, but I must try and remember to use that finishing method more. Yours turned out great!

  3. This is such a lovely gift for your friend, and I’m sure she will treasure it! I love your choice of thread color and quilt fabric you used. Beautiful button too!

  4. This is such a lovely gift for your friend, and I’m sure she will treasure it! I love your choice of thread color and quilt fabric you used. Beautiful button too!

  5. Yes, your friend is going to treasure this for a long time to come!! Sits beside my stitching chair in my stitching tray. It’s a wonderful reminder of you.

  6. Yes, your friend is going to treasure this for a long time to come!! Sits beside my stitching chair in my stitching tray. It’s a wonderful reminder of you.

  7. What a wonderful gift! Love the details: the little pocket, the button and choice of design – it all came together fabulously!

  8. What a wonderful gift! Love the details: the little pocket, the button and choice of design – it all came together fabulously!

  9. Lovely finish Michelle. I think the button is a nice change from all the ribbon we’ve been seeing lately. In fact I have a secret project that will be using a button closure. If I get moving on it I’ll bring it up when I come up.

    P.S. Got my membership form! Sending it in Monday.

  10. Lovely finish Michelle. I think the button is a nice change from all the ribbon we’ve been seeing lately. In fact I have a secret project that will be using a button closure. If I get moving on it I’ll bring it up when I come up.

    P.S. Got my membership form! Sending it in Monday.

  11. This is a lovely creation – a great combination of design and function. The little button is a the perfect finishing touch – thanks for sharing.

  12. This is a lovely creation – a great combination of design and function. The little button is a the perfect finishing touch – thanks for sharing.

  13. A beautiful sentiment and perfectly finished 🙂
    Someone could send me time any old day and I’d be thrilled!

  14. A beautiful sentiment and perfectly finished 🙂
    Someone could send me time any old day and I’d be thrilled!

  15. HOW wonderful Michelle ! you did a lovely job on the finishing – perfect fabric and I love the button too instead of the ribbon. Mel

  16. HOW wonderful Michelle ! you did a lovely job on the finishing – perfect fabric and I love the button too instead of the ribbon. Mel

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