Too bad I am such a poor photographer - however here is a photo of my finish of the BBD partridge bonus chart. It was stitched with the called for Belle Soie silks - two strands so the color is vivid and rich.
I used a wonderful pre-made box I found on vacation at 3 Sisters Antiques and Needlework in Knoxville Tenn. It has stenciled colonial type designs on all 4 sides and the top which is now covered. I thought it was just perfect.
Looks like I had too much light on the subject but I could not get the designs on the box itself to show up. It has ball feet and it was a gift for DF Carol for her October birthday. I gave this to Carol when she came up for our EGA guilds workshop with Ellen Chester (more on that event in another post) and I just did not get a photo of Carol with the box. I'm sorry that opportunity slipped by me. Anyway I am "finishing" challenged so I was pretty proud of my accomplishment. I ended up pinning the piece to the mat board instead of lacing like the BBD instructions said - I just could not get that to work - of course I have zero experience in that realm so I was quick to get exasperated with it. Once I pinned it - then gluing the chenille to the box did not work for my project either - so I had to couch the chenille in place to cover the pin heads. All in all - I was very pleased with the finish.
Here is the darling little Liberty Hill Scissor Box set. It was SO wonderful and really came in handy with the partridge finishing and using all those nasty pins which needed to be corralled and contained but yet within reach. It is always fun to add to my LH collection.
Two blog posts in one week - WOW - amazing. I still can't figure out why my "followers" dont' show up on my blog any more - if anyone knows how to correct that problem - please enlighten me. Next post I hope to show a few photos from the wonderful workshop we had with Ellen Chester. Until then - happy stitching/knitting and hooking.