Saturday, February 24, 2007

My beautiful Box...




I just received the most wonderful package in the mail! It is the finished Japanese Octagonal Box designed by Martina Weber of ©Chatelaine Designs. It was professionally finished by Judy Odell of ©Just a Thought who also designed the finishing technique of this box. It was stitched on Ice Blue Belfast using a variety of silk fibers, Petite Treasure Braid, Delics Beads, Swarovski Crystals and Cultured Pearls sent to me from Thailand by a special friend while she was over there. Thank you, Becky for these treasures. The finishing is done using Black Dupioni Silk and includes the box itself, a scissors case for my sewing scissors and a scissors fob for my embroidery scissors. I enjoyed stitching this so much (I also stitched Martina's Model for this box.) but I was totally unprepared for just how beautiful it is. The photos do not do this justice. I am still dancing around the room and cannot take my eyes off it! I hope you enjoy looking at it also.

4 comments:

cathymk said...

Wow!! Just stunning, Kathy!

I'm looking forward to doing the finishing on mine (with a little trepidation mixed in - but I know I'll be fine, Judy does such great instructions.)

Love your Quaker models too. Very pretty.

Suzanne said...

oh my GOODNESS Kathy, that is just stunningly GORGEOUS. I know you will treasure it for years to come!!! WOW

Leslie aka zoeandcooper said...

Congrats on such a stunning piece! You stitched it beautifully and Judy did an amazing job finishing it!

Linda said...

The box is BEAUTIFUL !!