This cute Garden Gnome Needlebook and Scissor Keeper is designed by Lynette Anderson, and was bought as a kit from Poppy Patch. The kit included the pattern, all the fabrics and a cute hand painted wooden button gnome. A wool needle keeper has been hand stitched inside the needlebook, and there are pockets for storing packets of needles and threads. A "pocket" thimble holder has been embellished with a covered button, which has also been hand embroidered...
...the embroidered panel has been appliqued onto the front of the needlebook, and embelllished with the hand pained wooden button gnome. All of the hand embroidery has been been stitched with a selection of variegated Valdani threads (I have quite a collection of these, bought from Lynette's online shop Little Quilt Store). The matchig scissor keeper has also been hand embroidered, and the scissors are attached to the keeper with cord and a tassel, also made with Valdani embroidery threads in colours to match the fabrics...
...this is such a cute set. It gives me a lot of pleasure to stitch things which are useful as well as pretty, and these ones are particularly pretty. Now these are ready to out in my sewing basket, it's time to finish another project that I started recently.
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