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?
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.
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.
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.