Wednesday, 4 November 2015

Simply Neutrals Tuesday - Gorgeous Greys

We are still at the cottage in France, and the weather has been pretty unkind to us. Couldn't get much done in the garden. We managed to clear the veggie patches of most of the spent plants ( but not the weeds yet, lol ), cleared away all the bits and pieces which had decorated the garden over the summer and disposed of all the dead geraniums etc. We also worked our way through 7 seasons of The Big Bang Theory, it had us in stitches on those rainy days we had to spend inside and the long evenings. But I find it really difficult to just sit and watch tv, my fingers were itching to do some crafting. Just a teeny bit of crafting. I wanted to check on the craftavan anyway to make sure everything was wintersafe, so I wombled across to the top field the other day and spend a few minutes revising summer spent in there. And........ I found a tiny tub with bits and pieces for a little needle keep in there, which I had brought with me, oh, probably a year or two ago and totally forgotten about. Yay! So today, I finally tipped it all out, sorted out the beautiful hand dyed grey laces and embellishments and got stitching -

I have only done the cover, front and back, so far, haven't put the grey felt inside for the needles yet. Maybe I'll get that done tomorrow.

I am linking this post to Wen's wonderful Simply Neutrals Tuesday party over HERE. Sigh, so many beautiful neutrals to drool over, hop over and see for yourself!

Toodlepip xxx


Marci said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Love it.

Marci said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Love it.

Wen Sylvestre said...

Gorgeous gorgeous grey needle keep made on a grey dey, Liz! Beautiful dangling lace bits and a yummy grey flower. Hope you will have good sunny weather soon! We had some lovely sunny days here but word has it that those days will be over for a while. Wishing you a beautiful day, xx

suziqu's thread works said...

Oh this is so sweet Liz! It's amazing what you can create with the smallest bits and pieces and findings from here and there! Love it all! Lovely to see that sweet lace on the front there! I'm so glad you are enjoying yourselves with fun and laughter!
xoxox Suzy

Anonymous said...

This is delicious, love the colours!

Valerie-Jael said...

Just wonderful Liz. Enjoy your stay in France. Hugs, Valerie

Dorthe said...

Dear Liz, so sorry for you, the weather is a pain the ... -lol- here it is the same, if it can comfort you !!
Your needle keep is wonderfully beautiful, -love your pearls and sequins added ,and the beautiful grey,the sweetest little luxury pin keep to bring back home with you, to remember your wet but happy and lovely cozy days together there !!
Hugs and kiss from Dorthe !!

Rhonda said...

We JUST now have fall, sweaters and blankets! I'm loving it.
Love your needle keep!

Lace Age Girl said...

Hi Liz,
It's another grey day here, too. Misty rain. I love it - a good crafting day.
I love your misty greys and cream laces. A gorgeous tiny project.


Betsy said...

So pretty ... I love your needle keep!
Hugs , Betsy