Finished beading the last needle case a few weeks ago but didn't want to spoil the surprise in case one of my sisters or friend happened to look at my blog so waited until now to show you them all in a row. Changed the post date of this blog so it would be posted after I left for Paducah - hope I am having fun!
You can see all the beaded dogwood items I made together. I used Delica beads and the Peyote stitch to make them all. The three smaller in diameter containers are wooden needle cases that I beaded around and will go to my two sisters and one niece. The two larger containers are what I call Pill Keepers. They are also wooden and beaded in the round just like the needle cases. They are for my friend and her mother in law, our hostess in Paducah. Neither of these ladies are sewers so didn't think they would get much use out of a needle case so beaded these larger wooden cases for them to use to put a few pills in - maybe they will want to carry them in their purse.
I still like beading but am glad to not make any more of this design for a while, even though the dogwood design is perfect for Paducah and the AQS show.