Friday, January 18, 2013

Grow your blog party

I started this blog in August of 2012 to have a record of the stitching projects I completed. At the time (and even now) there are few people near me that I can share my obsession passion hobby with. I found that not only do I have a place to share my progress but I also found a large group of friends that encourage me to continue stitching on the days that are filled with the madness that is life in my zoo. Thank you for my current followers and any new ones that may start after/during this party.

Now onto the part we all enjoy...finishes.

This latest finish is not a cross stitch piece but I enjoyed making it none the less. This one was made for a former co-worker. She is classic and distinguished and this particular fabric called her name. She also loves boxes and funky jewelry.


I painted a plain wood box black, put a coat of polyurethane and then put a piece of fabric in the bottom and on the top then filled it with goodies. Today was the first chance I had to see her since before Christmas. I received a message from her a little while ago and was told that she loved every bit of it. I already have a top ready for the next box, I just need to decide on a color for the box. This time I think I am going to go with a stain instead of paint. Another gift for the present box. Maybe this way I will be ahead of the game on gifts for 2013.

I also completed my exchange gift (no pictures yet) and will be mailing that out tomorrow. I am working on another snowflake from STNA and a different snowflake for WOCS. Hope everyone has a wonderful weekend filled with lots of stitching.

Ta Ta for now,
Angela the Crazy Cat Lady (as my daughter calls me).


Emma/Itzy said...

The box is just lovely, have a great stitchy weekend x

Loretta said...

You did a lovely job with the box. Have a great weekend!!!!

Charlene S said...

I just love your creation!

Sara said...

That box is lovely, no wonder your friend love it:)

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

Happy Partying, the box is gorgeous, love the fabric.

Jessica @ A Humble Creation said...

Hi Angela,
You've done some lovely work! Thanks for sharing it with all of us.

Thearica said...

I love that box! There are so many creative ways to use fabric!

Sue H said...

Hi, lovely to meet you, via the GYB 'hop'!

I'm impressed by what I've seen on a quick visit here - I'll be back to explore further! ;-)

Thanks for dropping by my blog earlier, too!

SueH The Knitting Assassin!
Twitter – @Librarymaid

mybearsnme said...

Gorgeous box! I'm wading through the blog party list slowwwly lol.. I'm over at