Because of the overwhelming response, I ran out of the first batch that I had printed so I called the printer on Friday to ask that he print up a second run. As soon as he called yesterday to say that they were ready, Mr. Painted Quilt and I went to town to pick them up, brought them home and immediately started to assemble the packets.
A short while later we delivered them to the Post Mistress at our local, very tiny post office but they won't be sent out until today because...
We were too late for yesterday's pick up which happens to be at 2 p.m.
Who knew? *sigh*
If you'd like to order your personal copy, they're available again in my Etsy shop HERE.
In the meantime, I finished my wool crazy needlecase. I absolutely LOVE working on these and to watch them take on their own personality as I add each new element.
Here is what it looks like when it's fully open.
In the true crazy quilt style, anything goes when it comes to fabric choices and embellishments.
Virtually all of the Victorian crazy quilts that I have seen have some kind of bug or flying creature depicted on them so in keeping with the tradition, I added some bumble bees, a spider spinning it's web and a couple of lady bugs for good luck. And there's a rooster as well whose main job is to keep the bugs in check, of course.
This is what the inside looks like with three pockets to hold sewing needfuls and a needle and pin keep at the top.
The next few pictures show how it looks as it is folded up.
The back when it is completely folded.
And the front, when folded.
I could have kept on going but decided that I had to stop somewhere!
Now I'm faced with the decision of should I sell it or should I add it to my ever-growing needlecase collection?