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Saturday, 29 January 2011
Blue Ribbon Work Box and a sign of Spring!

Blue Ribbon Work Box

Open Box


Closed Box

I have signed up for a class in April 2012 - yes I said 2012. It seems so far ahead but it does give me a chance, not only to save up for it but to complete the pre-stitching! The class is for the gorgeous Blue Ribbon Work Box by Sherri Jones of Patrick's Woods which is being hosted by Hanging By a Thread *here*

"This handsome sewing box is an exquisitely crafted and engineered adaption of an antique sewing box. It is handcrafted of fine cherry wood and measures approximately 6¼" x 4¾" (with legs) and 3½" deep. Both sides of the box open wide for access. The interior is finished with two silk lined panels that have stitched slip pockets which are embellished with hemstitching, ribbon weaving and embroidered floral sprays. The bottom of the box is fitted with a silk lined too pad and a removable mattress style pin pillow. Smalls include a needle book, pin keep and a berry scissors ornament. Stitches include hemstitch, long arm cross stitch, overlap stitch, stem stitch, tent stitch and cross stitch over one. The linen is 32ct antique white. Class time will focus on finishing the interior of the box. Pre-stitching kits will be sent when registration is received. Scrimshaw pieces shown in the pictures are not included in the class kit, but can be ordered separately. Scissors shown in the picture are not included."

There are still places available for this class so if you are interested please contact Susan via the above link.

Despite the garden looking a mess, as it usually does at this time of the year, there is a sign of Spring. All around the borders the bulbs have pushed up through the cold earth and soon we shall have a lovely display of snowdrops, crocus and daffodils. And after Spring comes Summer, my favourite time of the year.

Next week Kirby and I will be travelling to Paris for the AEF and meeting up with old friends and new. Apart from the AEF we have plans to visit the open evening at the AVAS warehouse, the Christian Lacroix exhibition as well as the usual tourist spots - we are so excited!

On the stitching front I have been working on Jane Rees and I have nearly completed another page but I need to take an update picture.

Not much else to report so ...

... thanks for visiting
Take care

Photobucket posted by Carol R at 12:06 | Permalink | Photobucket


  • On 29 January 2011 at 13:16, Blogger Katrina

    Wow Carol, what a gorgeous project!!!! And Susan puts on the best retreats :-).

    Have fun in Paris too!!!

  • On 29 January 2011 at 13:41, Blogger Susan

    Wow - what a stunning project! I'm so envious!

    I'm also envious that you will be going to Paris! I would love to go there just to look at their monogrammed linens.

  • On 29 January 2011 at 14:46, Blogger Maggee

    What a terrific project to look forward to--it will just shine wherever you put it! Have fun in Paris! Hugs!

  • On 29 January 2011 at 15:09, Blogger Roberta

    Hi Carol, this project is just incredible, it is being taught here in Georgia this coming June. Unfortunately, it is beyond my price range, but Sherri is also teaching the "Lounging Hare" at the same time so I am signed up for that.

    Last year Sherri came and taught us Hare Pyns - a terrific project, but soooo much stitching.

    Have a great time in Paris. Would love to have been able to go!!

  • On 29 January 2011 at 16:12, Blogger Kathy A.

    Wow that is just stunning. Look forward to seeing this one stitched up.

  • On 29 January 2011 at 17:03, Blogger Natasha

    What a beautiful project! Looks like tons of fun :) Have a great time in Paris. and I hope those bulds pushing up mean warmer weather
    Take Care

  • On 29 January 2011 at 19:22, Blogger Carla

    What a precious project! Hope you enjoy the class and your visit to Paris!

  • On 30 January 2011 at 01:45, Blogger valerie

    What a beautiful project! Too bad it takes place so far away! lol I hope that you have a fantastic time n your trip to Paris.

  • On 30 January 2011 at 11:34, Blogger Simone

    Wow, that box is gorgeous!!! A real treasure.... And so nice to look forward to...

  • On 30 January 2011 at 15:24, Blogger Sally

    Oh wow I love the look of the work box Carol. I'm rather jealous!

  • On 31 January 2011 at 17:35, Blogger Andrea

    Oh how wonderful. April 2012 will be here before you know it!

    Have a great trip too.

  • On 5 February 2011 at 00:00, Blogger All things beautiful

    WOW! The sewing box is just too awesome, especially when it is shown all done up. Love it! Have a great time at class & in Paris.

  • On 7 February 2011 at 17:56, Blogger Meari

    Ahhhh :) Spring photos. We're still in the dead of winter, here. *sigh*

    That box looks gorgeous!