Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Putting a lid on the box

The lid insert for my little Sudberry House box is finished! I must say, it was a fun AND quick project!

Within a 3-1/2 inch circle, I managed to use four shades of blue, three shades of pink, and white and green DMC cotton floss; three colors of Kreinik metallic thread; and Petite Very Velvet velour thread. Stitches included Scotch, gobelin, mosaic, framed mosaic, satin, cashmere and Smyrna cross, with a little basketweave thrown in for good measure.

I'm pleased with the finished product: balancing the light and dark areas within the circle was my biggest challenge, but I think I've accomplished this. Too bad I don't have another box--I could see this design worked in a number of colorways. As I mentioned to a friend the other day, this project was super-easy to stitch because I was using my favorite colors--unfortunately for me, I'm giving it away! I'll try to take a photo when the box is assembled.


NCPat said...

It is lovely....what a great gift!

Possibilities, Etc. said...

Oh Good! It must be my present to welcome me when I visit Brewster. It is really really pretty - I love the way you chose colors to make a soft, feminine color scheme not look icky. That's not easy with pink and blue. I'd love to see another color scheme, same design!

Love to Stitch 99 said...

Very pleasant to the eyes. Should be lovely inside a box.

I see that someone has already claimed it, too bad :-(

Pierrette =^..^=

Possibilities, Etc. said...

Well, I had to get there to claim it before Jane did.

Cool City Stitcher said...

I agree with everyone's comment.. it is a lovely gift.

I can see the box on a dressing table with favorite trinkets tucked inside. Very nice!

Cyn said...

Hi Anne,

Very pretty and it will be a lovely gift!

Please share a picture when it's mounted in the box?

Love the colors that you selected. :-)

Windy Meadow