While I have kept myself busy stitching on other projects, I have been thinking about what kind of embroidery and designs that I could stitch for these two little boxes.
The box on the left is a little oval Shaker Pincushion box from Sudberry House. It measures approximately 5 inches by 3 inches. It contains detailed instructions for the finishing once the stitching has been completed.
The other one on the left is also lovely. It was made in the UK by Framecraft and measures only 3 inches in circumference and small trinkets could be stored inside or anything else a person prefers. I have been contemplating some stumpwork project for it. I think the size of the box would be ideal for it as it is not too big nor too small and would showcase it nicely.
As for the oval Shaker pincushion one, I am inclined to go with some surface embroidery around the circomference of the pincushion box, leaving the middle section bare so that needles can be inserted in its center.
So for a little while now, whenever I have been having a few spare moments, I have been going through my Inspirations magazines and making note of any projects that could fit my needs. I still have quite a bit of magazines to go through before I make a final decision.
It is fun to plan little projects like that which can easily be added later on to my list of current projects. I will keep you posted once I have arrived to some decisions, but in the meantime if you have any suggestions for me, please share in the comment section. I can always use all the help I can get.
Another nasty day outside today with possible heavy thunderstorms predicted for this afternoon with the possibility of some hail and a couple of tornadoes thrown in for good measure. That should keep me fully awake (big grin).
Happy stitching to you all!