Thursday, August 23, 2007

My First Box Finish and a SAL



I have been wanting to mount some of my needlework on a box. So since I was off this week, I got my chance. After some advice from the lovely Vonna, I proceeded to stain my box with a cherry like varnish. I had already decided to use this JABCO pattern that I had stitched in January of 2006. It's called open a new box daily. It is very colorful and best of all the pattern would fit on the top of the box. I think the hardest part for me was fitting the fabric on the inside of the box. As you can see I used an orange cheetah patterned fabric. I turned to one of Vonna's tutorials for help with that. I think it turned out pretty good IMHO.

In other stitchy news, I have finish finished my seasonal exchange and I hope to have that in the mail by Monday. I joined a sal with Lizzy and Ranae for Salem Sisters and here is a brief progress picture. Not to much done on it. I am using a conversion done by Terri because I really liked the one she stitched so much. I hope you don't mind Terri. It is done on Silkweaver's days gone by linen and converted to VC silks.


That's all for me. We survived the first week of school! Yay! Now, I can sleep in this weekend-looking forward to that. Hope you all have a great weekend and lots of stitching.

PS: Jamillah, if you are reading this, I have tried to contact you but I need an email address so hopefully I can answer your questions.

33 comments:

Barbara said...

The box is so lovely and the stitched piece makes me feel happy! :)

With a teacher like Vonna you can't go wrong ;) You great work on the box!

The WIP is coming along nicely :)

Leena said...

The box is so lovely, congratulations!! It's a great finish and the design is perfect :)

Little Grey Cat said...

You've done a brilliant job of your box. It looks great! Well done.

Hazel said...

Your box is brilliant! Well done. xx

xstitch.nl said...

That looks amazing, Sharon!! A beautiful design and wonderful finishing!!

cathymk said...

Your box looks fabulous Sharon! Congratulations!

Arthemise said...

Your box came out great! I'll have to try that some day.

jymisgurl said...

Your box looks great! I love Open A New Box Daily! I never thought to put it on a box though!

Dawn said...

The box is gorgeous!! Awesome job:) Your SAL look great, too.

Michelle-ozark crafter said...

I just love that box Sharon! Cute, cute, cute. Your other stitching is nice too!

Vonna said...

It turned out SUPER Sharon! Hurray for you!!!!
:)

Iris said...

your box is beautiful,and I like your SAL already !! ;-)

Ranae said...

Super-Duper job in the box. SS is looking good. I went and looked at Terri's and like them colors so much more, so I AM going to change my color for the saying.

Becky K in OK said...

Your box is wonderful. Congratulations on your first of many.

BeckySC said...

It looks GREAT, Sharon :) Aren;t boxes such a fun way to finish?? I am hooked on them :)
Congratulations on wonderful finish :)

J Rae said...

Sharon, your box looks great! Good job! That piece is perfect for the box!

Love the fabric for the Salem Sisters.

monique said...

What a cool box, Sharon!

Shelleen said...

Love the box and you did a wonderful job on it.

Annemarie said...

Wowzer, that is quite an impressive piece of art, Sharon! What a lovely idea. Shoot. Just when I thought I knew all the tricks I needed to know...
Also love your Salem Sisters SAL. I can't wait to see your progress on this one!

stitcherw said...

Your box looks great, you did a wonderful job on finishing it. Your new project is looking lovely too, great fabric. It should be fun doing it as a SAL, do you have a picture of what the finished piece will look like?
Sue

Mindi said...

Lovely finish on the box, it looks great. You picked one of my favorite linens for Salem Sisters, looking forward to seeing more update pictures.

Lillie said...

What a beauty!!

sylvie said...

Your box is gorgeous!

Michelle said...

Congrats on your box finish - it turned out great! Love the colors for Salem Sisters too!

Cathy said...

Sharon, your box looks fantastic - great job!

You've been a busy stitcher lately - good for you!

Cheryl said...

The box is great Sharon! Good job!
Love the new start

Myrna said...

That box turned out great! Now I will have two people to count on when I am ready to do a box...

Salem Sisters will look great! I had not seen that chart before.

Yay, for school! Becca starts on the fourth... I can't wait!!!

Hope everyone is doing great...

Hugs, GF!

Meari said...

Nice finish with the box. Where did you get the box?

sugardoll said...

My goodness I love your box!!! Whatcha gonna put in it? You did a terrific job! Woohoo

your progress on SAL looks cute. I wonder what it looks like. Keep it up!

Lauren said...

I love the box! I'm glad the first week of school went well!

Jenna said...

Fabulous job, Sharon! It looks beautiful. :)

Kajsa said...

That box looks great!

Von said...

You did a first-rate job on that box, Sharon! :D