Jan 22, 2013

Flossy's box

Greetings!  This will be short.  My wrist acts up and my husband needs to yank it to stop the pain and allow movement.  That's not working tonight and typing isn't easy.  But I wanted to show my box and my next project.
My mom called me Flossy, not to be confused with Floosie, when I was young.  So I present to you, Flossy's box!
I attached elastic to the lid for holding my DMC color guides and a few incidentals.  We added a lid support to hold it open which is definitely needed.


A close-up of the paint finish.
   I just received the last of my R&R (Dyeing to Stitch) order today from Homespun Samplar, and I was thrilled.  Why?  Because instead of going through all those charts to choose the next project, the US postal service decided for me. 


Mary Moseley it is. Another sweet and simple marking sampler.
And finally - Blogger fixed the glitch and I can upload photos in compose mode.  Thank you Blogger.  It's about time.

Miss Faye stitched my Sandy Hook Remembrance chart and I will show you her wonderful finish soon.
To those I need to email, please allow a few more days until typing is easier. Until then, stay warm, stay safe.
Welcome to new followers and thank you to everyone for visiting. 
I truly appreciate and value your support and friendship.
  Thank you.
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45 comments:

Kate said...

That box is gorgeous. My Mum used to call me Flossy too ~ it seems ever such a long time ago, thanks for bringing that memory back to me.

Patty C. said...

Love it ;) sorry you are having so much trouble with your wrist! Feel better ;)

Faye said...

Ouch on the wrists..... And yes, the stitchies complete and the final finish should be done very soon.... A perfect sentiment...... When you and the Mister go in the biz of the Flossie boxes, remember, my names at the top of the list!!!! LOVE IT!!!!

Melissa said...

Flossy, love your box! I hope your wrist feels better soon. I have the pain further up my arm (forearm). It's the down side of getting older!

Take care, Marly!

Rugs and Pugs said...

Flossy's box looks wonderful! I am VERY impressed. Great finish.
Hope your wrist feels better soon.
Hugs :)
Lauren

samplerlover said...

Wow, love your box. It is really lovely. Bummer with the sore wrists. I know how you feel with those. Hope they are feeling better soon. - Sandra.

Jackie said...

Your box is stunning! And I love the use of the elastic. You've finished this beautifully!

Ellen said...

Gorgeous box, just love it! Hope your wrist is better now! I am loving your next start! I am i!nto alphabets and samplers now ha ha!

Hugs,

Cricket-bug Corner said...

Floosie is fun too Ü Love love love the box - I am so impressed!! Hope you feel better soon!

Margaret said...

Love your box! Love your next sampler choice too -- those colors are great!

MJ Hunt said...

Outstanding box Marly!!!!!

Rebecca said...

Your box is stunning. All your hard work has made you the envey of all your followers. Love the idea of storing your floss color guides. I know I am always having to hunt for mine. I could use a great idea like that. Thanks.

I hope your wrists are better soon.

Barb said...

Marly, that box is amazing. Sometime when your hand is better, I'd love to know how you got such a great finish. I want to do some frames but just don't seem to be able to get the antiquing right. Take care of that wrist!

Ginny said...

Your box is absolutely wonderful! Hope your wrist feels better soon. (And I'm glad Blogger is working again.)

Carole said...

Your box is wonderful, Marly.....you are so talented! Take care of that wrist!

Lynda (Granny K) said...

What a wonderful box, it's perfect!

Sorry to hear that your wrist is playing up. Hope it is better soon.

Chris said...

THat box is just gorgeous!! The finish is such a great color and amount of distressing.
Lovey new project.
I hope that your wrist improves!

Siobhán said...

Oh my gosh, the box is so fantastic! Great color for it. Love the new project, too.

I hope your wrist starts feeling better soon!

P.J. said...

Love your grouping in your header picture!! Wonderful display. Flossy's box turned out terrific, like there was ever a doubt. Nice job. Have a wonderful Wednesday!

moosecraft said...

Flossy's box is fabulous!!! And now that you have the technique down pat... you can start cranking them out and selling them! :-) I know i'd LOVE to own one! ;-) I hope your wrist gets back to normal quick... nothing like having an injury to hold you back from doing stuff you enjoy... The PO delivered Nan's Ohio sampler yesterday... can't wait to get started on it!

Jeanne said...

Nice job on the box! Wanta make one for me ???!! I could use one. :)

CarolG said...

Wow! Love the box - it is really my style and I love the finish.

Shirlee said...

Great stuff! Hope your wrist is feeling better soon!

Dan said...

I love the box!!!! It is wonderful! I am sure the sampler will be wonderful when you finish it! I hope you have a great week and that your wrist gets better soon!

~Dan~

Erica said...

What a wonderful box!
Quite the treasure!

Rita said...

I LOVE your box!!!

Nicole May said...

The box came out beautiful :) I hope your wrist is better soon. Owie :( Stay warm- I think my freezer is warmer today than outside, brrrrr!

Vickie said...

Your husband and you are quite talented. Great job! I am praying for you.♥

Peggy Lee said...

I hope there isn't any bruising where my lower jaw just hit the desk. I am in awe of Flossy's Box! Absolutely gorgeous. Maybe I missed it in a previous post, I'll go look...but how did you get the paint to look like that?
WOW!!

Deb said...

Your floss box is perfect!! I really is nice! Perfect place for all your floss. Hope that your wrist is feeling better soon!

Barbara Shores ~ Village Folk Art said...

Well Flossy, The box is to die for...Where can I get one? I know you made it, but there has got to be someone out there that can, (with your permission) replicate it. I love the finish and the black over barn red is my favorite too. This part I can do.

Mary Moseley is a lovely choice. I am awaiting for Nan's new pattern for my next attempt. I love the way they showed it finished ... perfectly primitive.

Thanks so much for again sharing, I always enjoy my visits.

Peace & Blessings, Barb

Solstitches said...

Oh my goodness Marly that box is divine.
Great name you picked for it too :)
I love the paint finish and what you have done with the inside.
Another great sampler design to add to your collection.

Margaret

Barbara Shores ~ Village Folk Art said...

Hi again ... I just had an after thought ... Do you make these boxes?
Hope you are feeling better too.
Barb

susanc said...

"Flossy" looks beautiful! I love how you attached the DMC guides. Have you seen the new ones? They only have "photos" of the floss and not the snippets of actual floss in them. So glad I've got the "original" ones!

I hope your wrist feels better. I've been dealing with de Quarvain's tendonitis for a couple of years now ~ not fun. I hope you get some relief from yours.

Thank you for sharing such a beautiful box ~ very inspiring!

Ann said...

The box turned out beautiful! Thanks for sharing along the way from start to finish. I sure hope your wrist gets to feeling better. ~Ann

Carol said...

I'm in awe, Marly--the box looks like a lovely antique that has been around for a hundred years or more! You should be so proud of your husband and your efforts!!

Good grief--your wrist problem sounds very annoying and painful. Can't imagine how you're getting any stitching done. Hope it gets better very soon...

Judy said...

The floss box is fantastic--looks like a piece of furniture! Ho lucky you are to be able to create such a nice piece.

Sorry the wrist is acting up again (or still). Hope it will be better soon.

Judy heartland stitcher

Melanie said...

Gorgeous box!!! And functional? LOVING IT. :)

Hope your wrist feels better soon!!!

DianeM said...

Wow...your box came out beautifully! I alove it :) I hope your wrist is feeling better soon.
Smiles, DianeM

Lanie said...

Oh my goodness, Marly! I absolutely LOVE your box! The paint finish...perfect! Very clever idea adding the elastic bands to hold your charts, etc.

I'll say it again...whenever you decide to go into business ........

Amy said...

I just found your blog. I have stitched for years and love samplers. I will enjoy following you.
I hope you feel better real soon.

MarchAnn said...

The box is beautiful and is a great way to store your floss. Beautiful work.

Pamela said...

I love the floss box!

CJ said...

That is a great looking floss box. Congrats on getting it finished.

CJ

Samplings from Spring Creek said...

Your Floss box is awesome--I am envious.

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