Behold

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My first ever proper grown-up needleroll! With hemstitch and a French seam and everything 🙂 Okay, so the hemstitch needs work, and I stuffed up my French seam slightly (even though I know how to do that). But still, it came out pretty spiffy, if I do say so myself.

I stitched this for Karen after she was let down in “Melanie’s exchange”. It’s stitched with one of my hand-dyes, delica beads to match, and some plain ol’ dmc greens. This is a free design – Victorian Silk Needleroll by Liz Navickas, and you can find it on Kreinik’s site, here. It was loads of fun to stitch. I was so unsure about the colours I chose, but they grew and grew on me as I was stitching… so much that I almost wanted to keep it for myself! I may stitch it again some time.

12 responses to “Behold

  1. It’s lovely! So is the floss. I hadn’t seen that design before. Off to download!

  2. That is soooo cute!! I like it’s dainty size. Great job, Melanie!!

  3. Beautiful needleroll, Melanie! And a great way to showcase some of your floss. 🙂 I bet Karen was overjoyed!

  4. The needleroll is beautiful! I love the hearts and the colours of your floss. Off to download the chart. :giggle:

  5. It is beautiful! It turned out very nice. Lovely color selections.

  6. ’tis a thing of beauty, to be sure! Congratulataions Melanie!:smile:

  7. Beautiful Mel 🙂

    You did a fabulous job…I’m not generally a fan of needlerolls – but this one is worth a wander over to download 😉

    Nice floss too!

    Blessings
    Tannia

  8. ‘Tis very pretty, Mel. Love the colours and looks like a very fun stitch. 🙂

  9. What a cute needleroll. I love the colors!

  10. *Very* pretty!

  11. Melanie, I love it! The colours are very “me” and I love needlerolls as well, so it was a great choice 🙂 I actually had this design printed to stitch but never got around to it so thanks again, I really appreciate that you took the time to do this for me!

  12. Hi!
    Awwww…….How pretty! I could faint…just because I am so jealous. Well done!