This is a finish that I’ve actually done almost 2 month ago. I had to wait to reveal it cause it was a birthday gift. This was also the reason I asked for help on a previous post. Thanks for all the great tips on attaching the cording. At the end I just did what Nina suggested and twist the ends to make it look right. There is still room for improvement, but it’s actually not too bad.
Pattern: Carole Dieffenbacher “Spiralbre”
Thread: The Thread Gatherer Silk ‘n Colors 975 “Meadow Grass”
Fabric: 28ct Cashel Linen in Lilac
Stitch Size: 3.75” x 3.75”
Completion Date: 10-02-2011
The design was from this blog Carole Dieffenbacher, if you haven’t already, you should go check out her wonderful designs of trees and birds!! This is also the first time I used silk threads from the Thread Gatherer. I think the color variation is so gorgeous~
I even made a matching needle minder with the same fabric and thread. Since the gift receiver is a bird lover, I stitched a little birdie on it~
I lined the box with some pink fabric, and the size of the box is perfect for storing stitching goods~ There’s actually a little secret behind the cover lining… There’s actually a sheet of magnet behind it, because I originally want it to be able to stick needles on it. It worked when I tested before hand, but for some reason it failed after I glued the lining on… So sad… I’ll need to use a stronger magnet next time.
All in all it was quite a success!!! This is so much fin to make, I will need to stock up on wood boxes on my next trips to the craft store~~
To all of you who are in the States, Happy Thanksgiving!!!