Thursday, June 4, 2009

A finish and upcoming vacation

Hi everyone. Here are photos of my completed needle roll project. Here's the outside of the needle roll:

And here is the inside of the needle roll:

And, no, I did not crochet the items on the inside. The project kit did include the small zipper pouch that is mounted inside. Sally Criswell (feel free to visit her at Cross Stitch & More) crocheted these. Sally is also part of the England trip I've mentioned. She has all kind of adorable crocheted items that hold various things. For my crocheted items, the one on the far left holds a small 6-inch wooden ruler, the one to the right of it holds a small pencil. The one to the far right holds a wooden needle holder. And I have a small pair of scissors in the zipper pouch.

My overseas trip starts this Friday, leaving Friday evening for an overnight flight to London. I am not taking a computer with me (personal nor work computer). However, a friend traveling with me is taking her computer with her as she will have to work a little while there. She has said I can use her computer if needed, so I will try to post a few times with a vacation update. I will be taking lots and lots of pictures. I'm not going to upload photos while there, since I will want my use of my friends computer to be brief. Once home, I'll upload all photos to my webshots page and will post updates for you.

I also upgraded my personal cell phone to a blackberry a couple of weeks ago, the world edition that is supposed to work while I'm overseas. If it does work, it will give me access to my personal email, even lets me write messages on my (or my friend's) Facebook Walls.

I hope everyone is having a great week. Happy Stitching. Hugs, Chris


Carolyn NC said...

Looks great - did you sew it on the sewing machine? Don't notice any white on the inside...See you Friday :)

Mel said...

Beautiful needleroll! Love the crochet pieces inside too. Have a wonderful time in England! I can't wait to see lots of pics :)

Old Yankee Stitcher said...

Great project, so clever. Congrats on the finish. CJ ok;)

Chris said...

I ended up not stitching across the middle. It isn't moving around much so far. If it starts moving around, I'll add some off-white basting stitching under the crocheted pieces and under the pocket so it won't be noticable from inside.

Karen said...

love the needleroll Chris! have a fun and safe trip!

you will love your blackberry. you can get LOTS of useful and not useful (LOL) info and stuff about them at

free ringtones, etc, check it out. and probably info and overseas usage of it as well.

RuthB said...

Wow! Great work, Ms Chris! Have simply The Bestest time ever!!!!!!!!

RuthB said...

Wow! Great work, Ms Chris! Have simply The Bestest time ever!!!!!!!!

DeborahNC said...

Hi Chris - Have a wonderful time! I can't wait to hear all about your trip - I look forward to lots of pictures and lots of details! Be safe and have the best time ever!!

Michele said...

have a wonderful time gf! will miss you!!!

love the needleroll :)