Friday, January 28, 2011

Snippet Roll

Carole (from New Zealand) made the QB5ers a "snippet roll" for Christmas.
It's suspended from what I call a thread spool and some people in other lands call a cotton reel.
(a cotton reel sounds to this Texas girl like a cross between the Cotton-Eyed Joe and Virginia Reel.... those are dances)
...but I digress....

Isn't it pretty? It has fabric, lace, paper, etc....

all those things we love are stitched together.

I can leave it as is and suspend it somewhere... or roll it up...

but I may use it as a closure on a future Remains of the Day book!!!

What do you think?

...and my thanks to Margaret (in Switzerland) for the use of her photo (top one). I've been waiting for it.

*****Carole has a tutorial for snippet rolls on her blog right now!

16 comments:

~*~Patty S said...

you gals are showing it off so pretty!

it is fun to look at as you keep finding little surprises

oxo

bad penny said...

I love what Carole has made here - it would be nice to bind a book. Have loved seeing what you Q5 ladies have been making

Margaret said...

fab!

Debe said...

That is such a lovely idea. You have so many pretties! Are you going to do a Remains journal? I love mine!!

Dogwood said...

I love love the fabric snippet roll. I want to make one.
Currently, I am sewing paper heart garlands. Lots of fun.

carole brungar said...

Your's looks very pretty! I think you could do a reel and a fling with it! LOL (then roll it up nicely for next time, hahaha)

Ragamuffin Gal said...

This thrills me to my toe tips Linda, I would love to try and make one ~ how wonderful my dear! <3 Katie

Nathalie Thompson said...

I am dying to make mine into a cuff. it is too pretty to keep rolled up! MUST be displayed! A book closure is an excellent idea!

Jeanie said...

That's a wonderful idea! Like your photos, too. Someday maybe I'll try that one -- looks fun!

Dawn said...

Hey Linda!
I had to do one of the snippet rolls...
After one, I know I NEED to do more!
Thanks for the inspiration!
Dawn @ 4:53 am

Sue@MyArtsDesire said...

Oh I love these. And so fun to see them popping up all over blogland. I adore that idea of using it as a closure on a Remains of the Day journal. BRILLIANT.

A good giggle on your cotton reel sense of humor too. Love a sense of humor with just enough warpness woven into the fabric...and you got it going on. XO

Diane said...

I love this idea. I found it posted on Pinterest. What a fun way to use up usually tossed scraps!

:-)

Diane

Dawn said...

Perfect idea for a RoD journal closure!!!
Must do this.
Saw it on Pinterest, BTW...

Linda said...

I had to post a comment for this beauty. Thanks so much. This is succulent, indeed. Linda

twosucculentsisters.blogspot.com/

NancyL said...

Love this and plan to make some. Thanks for the inspiration.

Nancy Lannom
Buttonsandstitching.com

Studio Susanne said...

Hello Linda,
Thank you for posting this lovely idea along with the link to Carole's tutorial. I'm looking forward to having a go at making some of this pretty 'snippets' ribbon to use in some of my projects, I' m thinking it will work well with the fabric books that I love to make, and also looking forward to reading more of your posts too.
Warmest best wishes from across the miles here in France.
Susanne