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.