It was a lot of fun, I have a few oops in it, but I read once that the Japanese artists intentionally make a mistake in their work since only God it perfect. I find I do not have to do this on purpose, it just happens!! My needlebook is such the case, but I love it none the less!! Already considering making more, but we will see. For some background information you can visit my previous post on the subject.
Here it is all tied up in it's finished glory!! For the flower centers, I did not have the felt balls called for so I used a fabric covered shank button from my stash. I was able to stitch into the button fabric and the flower fabric to make a nice flower.
Below is look at the inside with the pages fanned (and you see I have needles in it already). The right accent edge gave me a bit of trouble and I was a bit off in some spacing, but it is mine, so that is ok.
Notice the blue striped fabric? I decided to use some fabric from my mom's dresses that I kept after she died. When she died (in 1996) I thought one day I might make a pillow or wall hanging with the dress fabric for my brother and me. I still may, but I thought this was the perfect use since she was my craft/sewing/needlework inspiration!
This is the outside of my book.
It was GREAT fun and Susan may do the class again if she gets enough interest. So, if you are interested go to her page and let her know!