Monday, January 5, 2009

a token of frienship

I love to stitch or make small gifts to give to my friends. Some friends are near enough to deliver the gift in person and other friends live too far away to allow such a luxury. It is for those far away friends that I have to pack a box full of surprises and trust with all my heart that when I mail it off, it will reach that special someone so far away. The waiting makes me crazy! Today I received word that one of my packages to a dear friend, oh so far away, has reached her safe and sound, and my heart worries no more. Tucked inside the box was this turtle needle book that I stitched from this pattern.
When I came across the pattern last Spring, I knew just which friend it was meant for.
Beads and hedebo loops allow the top shell to be removed,
and tacked inside is a bit of wool to slip needles through.
The designer cleverly included spaces to stitch initials.