Sunday, 19 April 2009

My Needlework Box

I made this pre-blogging and pre-rubber and ink days but I like it so much I thought I'd show it to you. Once I'd finished the stitching, I thought it would be nice to do something different other than framing it so had the needlework box specially made. I think what I like is the intricacy. I know I really enjoyed stitching it.

... some detail - note the little beads sewn over the ribbon

... and the finished item

13 comments:

Sue B said...

gorgeous!

Chris said...

Beautiful, Carol

joanne wardle said...

it's absolutely gorgeous. what a beautiful thing to have in your home

Suse said...

wow, what a lot of work has gone into this Carol - it's very beautiful and made into a needlework box is a real treasure.

Heather said...

What a beautiful box and a stunning design. Your stitching is perfect and you have made a family heirloom. I love beautiful things which are functional too. Your box ticks all the boxes! Thanks for that encouraging comment left on my blog - I am always nervous about using faces as a design source. I seem to do better with a needle than I do with a pencil.

Jo Capper-Sandon said...

Amazing Carol. How big is the panel? Looks about 12 x 12? Certainly was worth preserving and being made into this beautiful heirloom.

Kaz said...

WOW, Carol I stitched a tiny wee Marie Queen of Scots thing and it took me FOREVER!! LOL this is absolutely stunning, love it, it's a true treasure and was well worth getting a box made.
:)

penibear said...

Blimey, and to think I nearly keep putting my tea on it all the time!!!

Viola said...

Just gorgeous!!

Adrienne W said...

Wow, what a labour of love!
It's a credit to you and the cabinet maker!

Creative Chaos said...

Woohoo Carol , I made this design too , but I had it framed and gave it away ....
Yours looks gorgeous !!!
Patti xx

Scrapbook Sisters Blog said...

This is just gorgeous

Karin said...

That must have taken hours and hours to make. Looks really beautiful. Great idea to incorporate it into a needlework box.