Posted by: Crazyqstitcher | October 23, 2008

Another wonderful surprise

In my group of Crazyquilters Around the World, I get to swap baggies of fabric 3 times a year with a ‘sister’ and then we swap a finished item.  I had this year, Margreet , as my Swap Sister and I sent a needlebook as the finished project.

Needlebook for Margreet

Needlebook for Margreet

but look at what I received in return.  Is it any wonder I was surprised.  The fish is 34cm x 16cm in size. The top blue bead is the tag to open the purse. The scalloped flaps are not sewn down but are lined and free .

I can use the purse to hold my needlework tools and the multiple tails can hold needles while I work.

There are 54 different stitched seams and each seam has a variety of different stitches so it is like owning my own Stitch Dictionary.

Isn’t it Fabulous?

First side.

First side.

2nd side
stitches on the other side inner tail

stitches on the 2nd side inner tail

2nd side

Stitches on the 1st side inner tail

Stitches on the 1st side inner tail

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Responses

  1. What a delightful fish!

  2. Maureen, what a treasure you have with this fish and quite a treasure of a friend too!! Gorgeous!! Debbie (Maine) USA
    rquirion@roadrunner.com

  3. Hi Maureen, what a lucky girl you are! I have seen the “fish-bag” in ‘real’ when I visited Margreet in September. I was amazed about all the work she had put into this item. It is almost too beautiful to use it 🙂

  4. The fish is magnificent Maureen. Aren’t you a lucky girl. I love the idea of the seperate tails….such a talking point.

  5. That sure is a fabolous piece of work from Margreet,
    BIG compliments!

  6. Hi Maureen, I haven’t visited for awhile, please forgive me. You have been very busy, also very fortunate to have wonderful international CQ, that do beautiful work. Thank you so much for sharing.
    cheers – Faye

  7. I LOVE this fish!!! Great job Margreet!!!!

  8. I THOUGHT I had seen this gift, but I was mistaken in my memory. It is unbelievable! What a fabulous creation.

  9. This is the most beautilful fish I have ever seen.

  10. Oh MY Oh MY Oh MY, that truly is a fabulous gift to receive Maureen and Margareet what an awesome job in creativity and CQing!!! Now I wonder how big this item is? A very very lovely idea for a basic type of present! WOW!!!

  11. Magnificent!

  12. Hi dear Maureen

    Two wonderful works!! I like them!
    You are a lucky woman

    Hugs
    Maria del Valle


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