This blog is all about me......I come here for respite in between caring for JoJo (our Daughter who has Special Needs)......I am addicted to starting new projects......I am becoming a fabric-a-holic... I love to try out recipes... take a beach walk and breathe in that salty blue air......love to have coffee...sip a glass of champagne......read a book......I am Queen of the Armchair and am inspired by all the wonderful blogs out there!!!

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Needleturn Appliqué

My first foray into Needleturn Appliqué and I discovered it wasn't as hard as I thought it might be!!!
I think the secret to it is using he correct needle which I didn't know about until I actually looked up how to Needleturn on the net..........it also helped using the tiny pins!!!

And the surprise discovery......I really loved the process!



My first project is a Needlecase which I'm trying to finish off for this month's OPAM (One Project A Month).  Pattern by Anni Downs of Hatched and Patched and the kit I won from Deb at Frog Cottage!!!
I'll have to go to the computer later and put links in as I don't know how to on the iPad!!!


16 comments:

Too many eggs said...

I find needle turn appliqué, really quite relaxing. A great cart around project. I find tiny stitches on curves helps a lot .... Lovely project to start with

shez said...

well done dzintra,it looks fantastic and isnt the internet so handy for helping,hope you have an awesome day my friend.xx

shez said...

well done dzintra,it looks fantastic and isnt the internet so handy for helping,hope you have an awesome day my friend.xx

Lynn said...

Adorable! Isn't it great to be able to learn a new skill online. That makes sense about the needle size.

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Rachaeldaisy said...

Your little heart is so sweet. It's wonderful you enjoyed the needleturn applique. The right needle really does make a difference.

Susan said...

That looks great - well done on your first effort - I think long very fine needles do help a lot.

Susan said...

Great work Dzintra. That's a lovely little pattern to start with. I only started likening needleturn once I got the right needle too!

Nat Palaskas said...

Well done. It looks fantastic from here. Your stitching skills have improved. Not the needle! Hugs Nat

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

I just love the sweet and small tender gifts that you make my dear. I am barely trying to stitch a bed skirt out of yards and yards of tulle. AHHH! What a fiasco! I have to take this project one day at a time to enjoy it!

Palomasea said...

You are very talented, dear Dzintra!
Such lovely work, and I so admire people who are brave enough to learn something new....
So sorry for the infrequent visits, I am trying to re-adjust to a new schedule...
Our cook ups are on my mind, and I need to run out to grab a DH!
Sending warm hugs to you across the miles, my friend...and I'm off to catch up on your posts!
(Waving hi to Anita!)
xoxoxo

Kath said...

that looks like a darling little project!

Kath said...

that looks like a darling little project!

KimM said...

What a sweet project! Well done -
hugs
xxx

Fiona said...

Such a lovely project to get you to enjoy needle turn ... It does give a lovely dimension doesn't it?
Hugz

Jenny of Elefantz said...

Well done! xx

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