Friday, March 18, 2011

A lace collage needlebook/Ein Nadelbrief aus alten Spitzen

Finally, I've come to the conclusion that it is now time to use the treasures in my stash - not just collecting them ...

Maybe the situation is familiar to you as well: You keep collecting and piling beautiful material, spending quite some time organizing and stashing your treasures (and if you're not too organized ;-): searching for certain items you know should be there somewhere) - and of course this is a pleasure itself, sometimes ...

but just having reached the break-even point of my lifetime, I'm now convinced that I want to use and have fun with these things, rather than collecting a lot more of them ...

So I took a dive into my beloved stash and found a box of vintage lace - and decided to make a 'Victorian' needlebook especially for my embroidery needles ...

It's not finished yet - I still want to add some beads - but this is the back so far:



- and the front:



(German summary: Ich habe mich entschlossen, daß jetzt die Zeit gekommen ist, wo ich meine gehorteten Schätze auch verwenden möchte, nicht nur mehr sammeln und horten ... Hier ein geräumiger Nadelbrief aus alten Spitzen, extra für meine Sticknadeln - noch in Arbeit, da ich die Spitzen mit mehr Perlen befestigen möchte.)

7 comments:

Elizabeth said...

WOW!!!! This looks great, it is a perfect idea.

Have a great weekend.

deanna7trees said...

gorgeous combination of lace.

Johoanna Boykin said...

What a wonderful idea. I also have just decided to use the treasures I have been collecting.

Anneli/Bockfilz said...

Thanks, girls - glad you liked my lace project!

(I must say I feel like an emperess using this lace book!)

Julie said...

You are so right about our stashes Anneli. Your needlecase is beautiful, I like the addition of beads.

Sara Lechner said...

I'm happy you're using all these things. You have so many treasures and the combination of them make something more heirloomy!!

Anneli/Bockfilz said...

Thanks, Julie and Sara - glad to have you commenting and that you enjoy my lacy :-) work!