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Needlebooks Galore

Jan 2013 our local SCA group had one of their yearly daytrip events.  A small group of women were asked to hold a special “Rose Tea” .  My friend and I decided to start a group that would focus on organizing luncheons and teas for small groups with in the SCA.  We call ourselves “The Sisterhood of the Traveling Teacups” .  It was important for me to show how much each and everyone of them meant to me as well as how appreciated they were.  I had been playing with blackwork when I stumbled on “German Brickstitch”.    
4 covers to the needlecases   finished needlebook
it wasn’t complete if you have a needle book you need somewhere to store them.. And the madness continues…
Off to the cigar store (they carry empty cigar boxes for a nominal charge and that money goes to the firefighters) picked up four boxes and went home.. ( okay so we also paused to see a movie)  Finally home ,  now what do I do with these.. 🙂
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and we have boxes.. But wait there is more…. though the smell of cigars makes me think of my grandfather,  it really was not something that i wanted to pass on.. so one more addition.
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I added a lavendar Sachet to the mix.  on the right you see a finished box ready to go to its new home.
In the beginning the pictures are sparse but at least there are a couple.. If an more appear I will add them.. 


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Hmm Embroidery.. What can I share..   It first started after school, in 1st grade, with a class.  I don’t remember much except the design was, (wait for it)  Holly Hobby.. Several weeks, sitting with 2 other girls (who really didn’t want to be there) and happily stitching away.   Then there was a long hiatus before the call of the needle was heard .  Cross stitch … I was pregnant and it called.  For several years I cross stitched my way through 3 toddlers.   Fast forward to present day..  I entered into the SCA ( Society for Creative Anachronism) and all of a sudden there was that familiar pull.  However, there was the need to make garb first, so the embellishments had to wait.   The call of the needle was heard once more, slowly building until I couldn’t resist.  The  following posts will show the journey as I re-acquaint and grow this wonderful and challenging skill.  

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