Wednesday, April 10, 2013

My new sewing box....

Did you see Julie's sewing box
recently on her blog?
Oh my goodness.... I just had to have one.
Right then.
I headed to Hobby Lobby with coupon in
hand to pick out a box and the rest is history.
My new sewing box.....
I decided to paint mine black with a little
distressing and wax to finish it off.
BBD Birds and Berries
from A Stitcher's Journey
stitched on 40ct Wake n' Bake linen
w/ Victorian Motto
I decided to stitch in purples and lavenders
to match a fabric I had on hand.
 I love the finished design.
Like Julie, I covered the mirror with a somewhat
tufted insert.  I used fabric to also cover
the bottom of the box and little compartments.
Now...I have a great little sewing box.
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We attended Tartan Day South, a wonderful
new Celtic festival, Saturday and I was happy to see
a lady selling Scottish and Irish cross stitch designs.
She owns a shop in Charlotte, Stitch Traders,
and I told her I was happy to see another
shop not too far away from me.   She asked that
I "spread the word" that there is a shop in
Charlotte so if you are ever in the area,
you will have to visit.   She had some
wonderful celtic designs.
I did pick up this needle minder.  
I just love thistles and knew it would the
 perfect decoration in my new sewing box!
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Here are a few more pics from the day.....

Cutthroat Shamrock.... one of my favorite bands!
My hubby knows that I am in love
with the bass player....
maybe its the dreads!

Gotta love rockin' music that includes
a bagpipe...and a kilt!

Saw a lot of kilts....

Highland games are hard work even for the birds.
A hawk from the birds of prey exhibition
decided to relax awhile during the caber toss. 
Nice break in the competition for everyone.
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Thanks for visiting and happy stitching!


  1. Loooove your sewing box!!! Wow! So beautiful! What fun to see all the festivities and kilts and bagpipes! Love it!

  2. The sewing box is lovely - your riff on Birds and Berries is wonderful. The Celtic festival looks like really good fun!

  3. Wow the sewing box is fab, you have done such a wonderful job, hugs.

  4. LOVE your sewing box!!!!!! It's gorgeous!!!!

  5. Stunning box, such pretty fabric and colours you have chosen Karen.

  6. Gorgeous sewing box, congrats!

  7. Be still my heart...your sewing box is perfection! I feel certain that it shall serve you well, and provide you with many hours of peaceful stitching.
    Sending hugs...

  8. Your box is gorgeous!
    Thanks for the heads up on the shop in Charlotte!

  9. oh it's beautiful,your colors are fantastic. I see a lot of sewing boxes about to be born in the next few weeks, lol.

  10. Karen, that box is a real Wowser. Love the pattern you chose and the colors. What beautiful handwork. I know you will enjoy it.
    Hugs, Nan

  11. I LOVE your box! You did a fantastic job with it! I didn't know about Julie's blog so I'm following her now too as well.

  12. Love your box!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I did see Julie's and saved the picture :-). Fun little Scottish outing too!!!!

  13. Beautiful! GREAT job. And fun times!

  14. Awesome seeing box! You did a fantastic job on it. The Celtic festival looks like so much fun!

  15. Oh Karen, what a wonderful post with my two favorite things, beautiful stitching projects AND men in kilts! I love the way you finished the box...great job!

  16. Your new sewing box is GORGEOUS! Well done!

  17. Isn't Julie's box gorgeous, and now you have one of your very own that is just as lovely! Like you, I ran right out and bought it too...only I grabbed the last two they had, one for me and one for an exchange, LOL. Hope mine turns out as perfectly as yours and Julie's...fingers crossed.

    Loved your exchange and gift finishes from last post too.

  18. Your box is great! Kind of like the one we are doing in our Guild this year. Yours is inspiring my finish :)

  19. It's beautiful! Looks like fun times at the festival!

  20. Your sewing box came out so nice!! You did a wonderful job on it!

  21. Great post!
    The box is wonderful and the stitching on top too.
    Makes me want to head on down to Hobby Lobby since one just opened locally last month.

    And the band-so cute and funny. What's not to like about kilts?

  22. Love your box and the festival looks fun. Since my grandmother was a Dalrymple, I should check out the Scottish games/day.

  23. Your box is very beautiful,,nice the embroider !

  24. Your sewing box turned out beautiful. Nice work.

  25. Great work on your sewing box. The festival look like a lot of fun.

  26. Love your sewing box it looks beautiful. Sounds like you had a great day enjoying the Highland Games.

  27. You did a GREAT job on the box! Sure makes me want to give it a try!! Actually, I am going to try smaller first... Looks like lots of strapping Scots at that festival! Fun! Hugs!

  28. Absolutely gorgeous sewing box! Not I want one....RIGHT NOW :-)
    Take care!

  29. I love your sewing box Karen!! I will need to check my local Hobby Lobby myself!! lol Get pictures! Love the men in Kilts.

  30. I love your new sewing box! It is beautiful.

  31. What a gorgeous sewing box! I love the colours and the black really makes it pop! Well done! That thistle needle minder I've been eyeing up too!

  32. Pretty, pretty! The sewing box that is...not the guys is skirts.

  33. I'm swooning here over your box finish!!!! Love, love, love!!!!!
    The festival looks like a lot of fun!

  34. Gorgeous box Karen! Love your choice of design on the box.

  35. Really lovely new box, Karen!! Great job on the whole thing!! Men in kilts--gotta love them :)

  36. Oh, Karen, that is a beautiful sewing box! You've done an outstanding job!!

    So does your hubby call him the dreaded bass player? LoL

  37. The way you finished the box is beautiful. I love the color of the fabric you chose to use. Great stitching.

  38. Your sewing box looks amazing! Fantastic job!

  39. What a fabulous sewing box! I love the colors you picked out.


  40. Your sewing box is beautiful Karen - I love the colours you chose. :o)

  41. Your box is beautiful. I'd love to know how you did the tufted part.

  42. WOW!! The transition of both boxes is amazing.


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