Dreaming of waterlilies…

I'd like to share my first design with you. It combines the basics of fabric folding, stitchery, applique and machine sewing.

Named "Waterlily Dreaming Needle Keep", this pattern is designed to store those "hard to put your finger on" notions required for any project. I couldn't tell you how much time I have spent visually scanning the room for my embroidery scissors, lifting fabric, checking under the table. (I usually end up finding them 20 minutes later, buried beneath a mountain of DMC — after accusing the kids of pinching them). 

Waterlily Dreaming Needle Keep-watermarked1 

The little pocket is just the right size to tuck away those little stitching essentials, to take to class, on your travels or simply to the couch.


Waterlily Dreaming Needle Keep-watermarked3 
I've loved using the hand dyed, variegated Perle 8 and 12 threads from cottage garden threads. The variegation adds a whole new dimension of depth and interest to the design.

 Waterlily Dreaming Needle Keep-watermarked2 
 There are a wonderful assortment of new colours, which have just been released at The Australian Quilt Market. Here are some of the range, some older colours and some new ones.

Cottage garden threads 

Have a look at the beautiful ric rac they have designed for us all to enjoy.These a just a few of the colours available.

Cottage garden threads ricrac 

I'm looking forward to using lots of it in "One Day In May" designs of the future. 

Until next time,

Melissa  x

7 Responses

  1. Welcome Melissa! I found you through Janet at Wildcraft Farm. I love your needlekeep!

  2. Thankyou for visiting Paula. 🙂

  3. Tina Dillon

    Hi Melissa,
    Discovered you through Janet Rowe. What gorgeous things you do. I love your Waterlily Dreaming Needlekeep. Do tell is it for sale? Hugs Tina D x

  4. Hi Tina, thanks for checking out my blog. 🙂 I’m really enjoying designing again. My patterns will be available in a month or so. Keep visting, or follow me on facebook, as I will be posting release dates and stockists in the near future.

  5. SuzK

    This needle case is so beautiful. I’m definitely bookmarking your blog so I’ll know when the pattern is available.

  6. Wow just gorgeous Melissa, can’t wait until you relase the pattern! It’s definitely on my to do list!

  7. Absolutely charming. Melissa, you have a winner here! Your life will never be the same again!! ~karen

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