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Janet's Little Needle Book Swap

The photo to the left is of a needle book made by Janet while she tended to her ailing kitten, Rolie Olie, pictured on the right.  It became a tribute to him instead of a swap item when he failed to pull through.  Click on the photo for more detail.  It is a lovely memorial.

This is a finished item swap for a needle book. 


No larger than 5" by 5". (Just a guideline, ask your partner!)


Any...ribbons, threads, appliqué, charms, etc.  


Participants can use a purchased pattern or make one as simple as a stitched felt book.  If you have questions about how to make a needle book, please address them to the whole list.  


Any subject.  

Participants may want to contact their partner regarding likes and dislikes concerning materials, theme or type of needle book.  Since this is planned as part of a series of swaps, make sure that you ask your partner about color and style, since the items will all be used together!


It is not expected and not recommended that you fill the needle books with needles.

Who can participate: 

This swap is open to all SRESafeHaven list members in good standing.  International swappers are VERY welcome here! Contact me by email to sign up or if you have further questions.  Let me know if you are willing to swap internationally, because International swappers are always WELCOMED!!!

How to join:

Simply send an email to Janet at the address above no later than March 31, 2002.  Make sure you let her know if you are willing to swap internationally and if you would like more than one partner.  Also, let Janet know if you are willing to substitute in case someone drops out.

Partner assignments:  

Partners will be randomly assigned on April 1, 2002. You will be contacted by email with the name and email address of your partner for this swap.  The names will also be listed here as a reference.  You will be expected to contact your partner regarding snail mail addresses and preferences.  

Deadline for completion:

The finished needle book should be in the mail by April 30, 2002.  

Drop-out Policy:

There is a "no questions asked" drop out policy.  Just let Janet know if you cannot complete the assignment once made.  

Incentives for timely completion:

Our own Nora (check out Blue Bonnet Village) has graciously donated a baggy full of supplied for SRE with a $10 value.  :-)  

All participants who complete and mail their finished item on time will be eligible to win this random drawing.  

Web resources and ideas for this swap: Bonnet Needle Book
bulletCATS Class Hardanger Needlebook
bulletCaron-Net Delicate Essentials Part I Needlecase
bulletCaron-Net Florentine Needle Case
bulletCrazy Quilted Needlecase Project Class 101
bulletCreative Needle On-line An Eye For Detial
bulletDesigns of Joy Hardanger Needle Case
bulletHoo-Ah Designs Hardanger Needlecase
bulletJoAnn in TX Bunny NeedlebookBunny Needlebook Open from the Every Bunny is Welcome Swap 
bulletLa Chatelaine Designs Needle Case Construction
bulletL'il Sewing Case (with l'il needle book)
bulletLinda Fontenot Designer Showcase 
bulletMari Akahori Needlecase and Scissor Case
bulletMary Graham's Crazy Quilt Needle Case
bulletSREDeluxe Needlebooks (eye candy)
bulletSREDeluxe Chatelaine Pattern
bulletVictorian Needle Case (eye candy)

Commercially available patterns on line:

There are several commercially available kits and patterns that would be perfect for this swap.  

bulletCharland Designs Hearts to G-d Needlecase
bulletCrazy Patchwork Needlecase
bulletFlock Together Needlecase Sampler
bulletLinda Driskell's Needlebook Designs
bulletMary Jane Collection Hedgerow Needlecase
bulletMary Jane Collection Nostalgia Needlecase (way down on the page)
bulletNeedles! Black Lace Needlecase
bulletNeedles!  Heart Needlebook
bulletNeedles!  Pulled Thread Butterfly Needlebook
bulletNeedles!  Queen Anne's Lace Needlebook
bulletNostalgic Needle Colonial Suite Needlebook
bulletNostalgic Needle Drawn-Worke Needlebook
bulletNostalgic Needle Her Majesty's Coif Needlebook
bulletNostalgic Needle Lady's Coif Needlebook
bulletNostalgic Needle Tudor Knot Needlebook
bulletSilk-N-Stiches (List Vendor) Silk Ribbon Embroidery Needle Case Kit 
bulletSREDeluxe Scissor Fob/Needlebook
bulletSREDeluxe Complete Chatelaine Pattern
bulletStitches-n-stuff Silken Leaves Needlecase
bulletToys Direct Lavender Needlecase
bulletVictorian Pleasures Silk Ribbon Needlebook Kit (about half way down the page)
bulletWhite Bear Country Clothing Pattern Page (there are a few cute needle books here)
bulletWyndham Needleworks Hearts Desire Needlecase and Scissors Fob

Commercially available patterns in print:

There are several commercially available kits and patterns that would be perfect for this swap.  

bulletQuilting Arts Magazine, Premier Issue, CQ Needlebook
bulletVolume 3, Number 6.  "White Cats Needlework Set" Appliquéd needlebook, pincushion, scissors case with tassel. (pp. 78)
bulletEmbroidery and Cross Stitch.  Express Publications.  Australia.
bulletVolume 3, Number 6.  "White Cats Needlework Set" Appliquéd needlebook, pincushion, scissors case with tassel. (pp. 78)
bulletVolume 4, Number 1.  "Leura Garden Needlecase" heart shaped (pp. 22)
bulletVolume 5, Number 5.  "Silken Chatelaine" cover (pp. 40)
bulletVolume 6, Number 2.  "Bonnet Hatpin Cushion and Needlecase" Helen Gibb.  (pp. 36) and "The Berry Harvest" Scissor case and needle keeper in SRE with beads.  (pp. 50)
bulletInspirations. Country Bumpkin Publications. Australia.
bulletIssue 8 Needle Case
bulletIssue 20 "Pins & Needle" Wool Embroidered Needle Case
bulletIssue 23 "The Creative Needle" Needle Case
bulletIssue 26 "Nimble Fingers" Needle Case
bulletIssue 29 "The Beehive" Needle Case
bulletIssue 31 "Golden Threads" Needle Book
bulletMcCall's Needlework.  McCall's Publishing.  USA.
bulletDecember 1994.  Ribbon Embroidered Needlecase by Linda Stirratt.  Photo: p 18. Instructions: p 69.
bulletEmbroidery and Cross Stitch Inspirational Embroidery "A Leura Garden Needle Case". 
bulletEmbroidery and Cross Stitch Embroidered Heirlooms Needle Book 
bulletDriskell Linda.  Victorian Elegance: Heirloom Pulled Thread Sewing Accessories.  Book 21.
bulletDriskell Linda.  Victorian Floral Heart: Sewing Accessories and Alphabet.  Book 37.
bulletDriskell Linda.  Victorian Hardanger Sewing Accessories: A Basic Hardanger Course.  Book 25.
bulletZeiman, Nancy.  Sewing with Nancy: Silk Ribbon Gift Gallery.  


If your name does not appear here and you have signed up, or if it is here by mistake, please send me an email so that I can correct the list!

Sending Swap Partner: Receiving Swap Partner: Thumbnail of project:
Janet in CA Ruth in AZ

Sandra in CA (I) Jan in BC Canada

Nancy in WV (I) Amy in CA

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Rita in AR  Gladys in VA

Rita in AR Shay in TX

Nora in TX (I) Janis in CA

Amy in CA (I) Kathleen in IL

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Jean in TX Rita in AR**

BarbE in TX (I) Nancy in CA

Alanna in WY (I) Maggie in IL

Ruth in AZ Janet in CA

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Janis in CA Rissa in MS

Joan in PA Nora in TX

Rissa in MS Jean in TX

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Mary in TX Tracey in PA

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Karen in TX Kimber in NJ

Jan in BC, Canada Janie in AL

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Kathleen in IL (I) Rita in AR

JoAnn in TX Alanna in WY

Kimber in NJ JoAnn in TX

Janie in AL BarbE in TX

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Tracey in PA Mary in TX

Nancy in CA Joan in PA

Gladys in VA Nancy in WV

Shay in TX Karen in TX

Maggie in MI Sandra in CA Incomplete
Elizabeth in TX* Debbie in GA*

Debbie in GA* Elizabeth in TX*

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(I) - will exchange internationally

* late entrants assigned as partners so they could participate

** partners reassigned due to drop out


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Last edited: 12/28/2003