Wednesday, 4 November 2015

WIPW - A Dancing Doll Needlecase

Today, Work In Progress Wednesday  is about

Conveyor Belt Needle Case
I completed it with a few stitches, a 'tongue' and a little metal mesh bead.
 When I showed the work last week, a professional designer told me she saw a dancing figure in this one. I hadn't noticed but think she is right!
This is the other side.


With this project out of the way, what shall I do, start a new one? No, wait, there are some UFOs. I'll get to work on them first.

Pile 'em On
I haven't worked on this for ages so it is high time I put some more Canvas stitches into it.

Chicken Scratch

This Chicken Scratch project is something I have only been working on while travelling. However, I will probably not go on a train journey for some time, so will complete this at home.

27 comments:

  1. conveyor belt needle case is beautiful. happy to see your UFOs again. I really missed your Pile 'em on. looking forward to your progress on this and the lovely chicken scratch project.

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    1. Unfortunately my eyes are not so 'young' any more and the canvas work on Pile 'em On is a bit too fine. I will be happy when it is finished, and I have learned the lesson; use proper canvas cloth for canvas work!!!

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  2. I love your needle case and chicken scratch!! I have only stitched chicken scratch one time and really enjoyed it!! :)

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    1. I love the look of Chicken Scratch, but sometimes got lost in the pattern. More concentration is needed than I had bargained for.

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  3. What a great finish! I'm like you, wanting to finish a few UFO's. My problem is that there are so many new projects calling me! Glad to see you are posting regularly again. I missed you!

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    1. I will be so pleased when I have finished my Pile 'em On, although I will probably continue to have a stressful life. It was started as a 'let off steam' project!

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  4. Beautiful work, Queenie, you are an artist!

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    1. Thank you for your kind words, but no, I am NO artist!

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  5. You never seem to run out of ideas for your needle cases.
    Wow!

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    1. These are so small it is easy to play around with a new pattern.

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  6. Lots of goodies here. Those little needle cases are so cute. I have never seen ones like these before. Is the pattern your own design or is it a Swedish thing?

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    1. The pattern is Swedish and from the craft magazine Hemslöjd. The same construction is often found in key holders.

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  7. what a lovely needle case and yes I too see the dancing lady. Best of luck with your UFOs

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    1. Thank you, Margaret. What music is she dancing to, do you think?

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  8. Your needlecase ans your chicken scratch are beautiful.

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    1. The Chicken Scratch needs a lot of work with a thicker thread to add interest to the rather bland pattern.

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  9. I love the needle case :-)
    xx

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  10. Hi Queenie, I am in love with your little needle holders and would like to use one of your photos of them on my blog. I will of course link it to your blog and attribute the work to you. Just thought I should ask permission first.

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    1. No problem. You can use the photo of the needle case on your blog.

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  11. Very colourful needle cases. You have lots of projects to keep you busy!

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    1. You are so organized I bet you never have any UFOs!

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  12. This is a lovely needlecase! It will be fun to see the progress on your pile 'em on and chicken scratch again.

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    1. I've done some canvas work to be reported on Wednesday, and now it is time to 'scratch the chicken'!

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  13. Your needlecase is so cute, Queenie, and Pile 'em on is looking great!
    Your chicken scratch inspired me to make a little scissor holder (I like making small things) made with tiny pink check, some painted lace and embroidery. Not saying mine is chicken scratch - I'm not really sure what that is!
    Barbara xx

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    1. You can read about Chicken Scratch embroidery nere: http://www.needlenthread.com/2007/06/chicken-scratch-embroidery-on-gingham.html
      I like the way the blocks or colour of the check is seen in a new light with the help of thread.

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  14. Your Dancing Doll Needlecase turned out lovely! I look forward to seeing more progress on your other project. Chicken scratch is definitely on my list of stitches I want to try some day. I love seeing yours!

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