Jan 16, 2013

Box progress

Hi everyone.  First off, for those of you interested in rusty jingle bells, a reader was kind enough to pass on a link to an online source.  They can be found at Consumer Crafts website http://www.consumercrafts.com, just search for rusty jingle bells. 
Lots of goodies on this site.  I can't seem to add the link with HTML and I'm getting really tired of all the problems with Blogger lately.


Now for the box.  It took a while to decide on final colors and I ended up with my favorite.  Barn red undercoat
with a soft black topcoat. 
I'm looking for a old rusty plate from a mortised box lock or maybe just a hook and latch in iron for the front.  I've only done the back since I'm still trying distressing methods.   There are so many painting instructions on Pinterest and blogs for different finishes and they all work. 

Take a look at these Bosc pears. I'd never seen them this tall and thin! Stems are gone so I will need to add them but I'm curious as to the dried shape of these. Now I'm on a hunt at every store to find more. Most this year have been very short and fat and I still have a few bottles of cloves left.


Speaking of pears, I finally have next month's design worked up thanks to the help of a friend.  Her opinion allowed me to chose between two completely different ideas.  That's what I've been working on for days and I started stitching it last night. 
I just had to order a few more samplers from Etsy and also this new design from Nan (Threadwork Primitives).  I had all that saffron linen and dyed it!  What a putz.
I've been in a reckless mood so I'm taking a chance and ordering a bunch of linen colors.  No idea other than the lying computer screen as to tone.  Just hope none have a pinkish or reddish cast.
I see that Stacy Nash released a new design and I need to get that also.







 
It's a damn shame that we have an addiction like this.  We all say that we could never stitch everything we have, yet we continue adding to the stash.  Maybe we should pass on one chart we've lost interest in for every new one we like more.  Sounds like a plan.  Put that on the list.
Thanks for visiting! 
I appreciate and thank each and every one of you and welcome to new followers.
Stay safe and stitch happy.
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30 comments:

Charlene ♥ SC said...

The tall one looks like Santa wants to escape...especially the photo in your hand.

samplerlover said...

Love your box Marly and those pears. They will look wonderful when they are covered in cloves.

Glenna said...

Oh, gee, thanks a BUNCH for sharing a picture of another darned chart that I'm going to have to buy (the Stacy Nash lovely mustard house and pracing horse. LOL at "Sounds like a plan. Put that on the list." I could do that, but then I always lose my lists.

Kaisievic said...

Love your finished work and the box is looking great.

hugs, Kaye

MJ Hunt said...

I think we ALL just keep buying charts!!! There is no way I'll live long enough to stitch them! Now will that keep me from buying more? NOOOOOOOOOO I do have them all on an EXCEL spreadsheet does that count?

Sweet Sue said...

Barn red, my fave too, great box! Blogger won't let me add a hyperlink either...

Peggy Lee said...

I really like what you've done with the paint. Can't wait to see it all done.
I ordered that new design from Nan too!

My goodness those pears are an odd shape. Very cool looking though!

Primitive Stars said...

Wonderful box, love the red......beautiful pears, they turned out great, Blessings Francine.

Margaret said...

I just love how your box came out. Gorgeous! You're so right about this addiction. It's hard keeping up with the releases. I so need both those designs too. Sigh.

P.J. said...

Dang it, everything that has been coming lately from many of the designers are very desirable! Stash Nash is a must have in my stash, her latest is Very lovely indeed.

Barb said...

Your box looks wonderful!! I agree with your idea of rotating our stash around!

Judy said...

The box is looking great! Isn't it all about having the stash than stitching the stash?? yes, what is that all about? I just can't help myself, so I have to keep looking for more places to put "the stash". Someday, my daughter will be able to have her own antique and stich store--with just the stuff I have. Oh my, that sounds like alot!!

Judy heartland stitcher

Deb said...

Your box looks really good!! It's nice that there are so many places on the internet that we can go looking for instructions to do things.

Had to laugh about the comments about buying things and probably never stitching a lot of them. I spent the weekend cleaning out my craft room and have decided it's time to off some things. If I stitch it's gone, and if I don't like it, it's gone. Cleaning out a craft room can be a huge shock when you actually see what you have.

Rachel said...

That box is drool worthy :-) Love the pears! All of ours have been short and fat...LOL. What color did you dye the linen? I actually just went through every pattern, magazine and kit I have and I have a rather large box I am ready to part with...I just can't seem to figure out what to do with it, LOL, didn't think about that before I went to the work of sorting it out.

Faye said...

Your box is spot on! I love the color combo.... And all these new releases..... Wow!

Cricket-bug Corner said...

Love your box! I do try to avoid looking at new patterns but I always end up seeing something I HAVE to have!! So many cute things - so little time!!

butterfly said...

What a great box , looking so good.
Very nice charts.

moosecraft said...

Oh I LOVE that box! Great color choices!

Yes... I know I have have more patterns than I have time to stitch them all... but, I did purchase both of the ones you have shown here! :-) Funny thing is... I haven't lost interest in any of the ones I have... and continue to hope that I will one day stitch them all... lol!

SG said...

Just want to thank you one of your gorgeous freebes, that I've just stitched and blogged about! THANK YOU!

Carla said...

The box looks wonderful! I love it!

Carol said...

I think the color you've chosen for your magnificent box is perfect, Marly. Really--it is so, so beautiful!!

Yes, stitching and stashing is an addiction--but there are a lot worse ones out there :)

Lanie said...

Oh*my*goodness, Marley! I LOVE YOUR BOX! If you decide to reproduce it, sign me up for one...make it two!

Saw the new Stacy Nash the other day...love that too! I justify ordering her smaller projects because I "need" some take-along stitching...I'll never stitch all the designs I have!

Bertie said...

Marly you do make me smile, no laugh! I am sure the linen you want to use for Nan's sampler will be lovely. I saw it too on Etsy but have to many charts now, although both designs are for having haha.
You certainly do wonders with the box, fabulous. I love your new display banner!
Have a lovely weekend, we have lots of snow so a great excuse for just stitching:))

Dianne said...

Beautiful box for your floss! Found your blog through Pinterest and just love all your samplers and ornaments...and of course your sense of humor. well, you seem to still have one despite the 'menomoods!' I've made one of your pear samplers--thank you so much for the work you do and share with us!!

Meg said...

Hello

Just found your blog.
The box is lovely and your stitching is beautiful.
I have never seen pears like that before.

Anne said...

Love pears. I don't know if I've told you this before but I really do adore them!! Stacy Nash also rocks my world!!

Siobhán said...

Love that new box! The new Stacy Nash is gorgeous, too. Love love love. I can so relate to the why we constantly need to add to the stash. I've been better about not buying stuff lately but ask me about how much time is spent checking out new things on the internet. Oy.

ginnyt said...

your box turned out beautiful; by the way you can get rusty bells on E-bay, the prices are very reasonable.

Suzanne said...

I love the finish on the box, it's a lovely colour. I am in love with the Stacy Nash piece as well, it's a pretty design.

Solstitches said...

You are the Queen of the Pears Marly :)
Oh my, I had not seen that new Stacy Nash. I love it!

Margaret

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