Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Sturbridge Box Progress

Last Saturday was the second installment of the Sturbridge Box Stitcherama with Thea of Victoria Sampler.  The above picture is my progress before class started and the picture below is what I have finished so far.  I really concentrated on the webcast because it went over the finishing of this lovely box. 
I found all of it a little overwhelming and lost my stitching mojo on this project for a couple of days.  But I am forging forward because I DO NOT want another WIP/UFO in my stitching basket.  I have french knots to add to the vine and the box top is done.  There are four sides to the box to stitch and a scissor keep and fob.  If I have enough thread left I will stitch a small pincushion with the quilt motifs you see on the cover.
I did make a small change.  The top had a partial alphabet and I am not fond of using partial alphabets, as much as I love an alphabet on a sampler.  I changed it to read Sturbridge Village and I like the way it turned out.  It will give people some idea of what the design is although it does look like a typical New England town.


I enjoyed the Stitcherama.  It's the perfect setting for learning something new when you can't sneak away to a retreat.  Thanks for visiting and I hope you have a wonderful day! Happy Stitching!

29 comments:

Wagapapa said...

Lovely stitching!

Nicola said...

Thea's designs are so very beautiful, I will definietly be stitching this when the pattern is released for sale.

Please. please don't stop I really want to see this finished.

Carol B said...

Your top looks beautiful. I love that you replaced the partial alphabet with Sturbridge Village. It looks great. I'm lagging behind you a bit, but seeing yours motivates me to get back to work on it :-)

MoonBeam said...

Beautiful. I love New England scene designs.

Kruissteekies said...

beautiful stitches

Vonna Pfeiffer said...

What a very pretty design! I'll be anxiously awaiting the final finish!

Lesleyanne said...

A lovely finish.

pam said...

Hate those partial alphabets as well. It is looking lovely.

Mouse said...

love your changes to it and I think it suits it very well ... well done on persevering with it too when your mojo went for a wee stroll ..... can't wait to see it all made up :) love mouse xxxxx

D@isy said...

The result is beautiful.
congratulations

Laura said...

Good for you for forging ahead even when you lost your mojo!!!! The piece is absolutely stunning!!!! You are going to end up with a masterpiece!

Teresa said...

Love your little village. I hope you will be able to get it all finished. My next goal is to finish Thea's project from retreat.
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Peggy Lee said...

Wow this one really catches my eye. Such beautiful stitching and I really like how you changed up the alphabet to your liking.
VERY nice!!

Nancy said...

Lovely stitching! Changing the partial alphabet to Sturbridge Village looks good! Looking forward to your next installment!

Lynn said...

This is a really lovely design Nataly! I love how you've swapped out the alphabet with the village name. Perfect!

BrendaS said...

Very nice piece. Isn't it fun taking a class from Thea over the web? I've done her last two and had a wonderful time:)

Keep going it will be GORGEOUS when it's all finished!

Anne said...

Such a sweet design! Wouldn't you love to live in that village?! I know I would!!

Jackie said...

I really like the change you made! Looking forward to seeing the finished box. It's going to be beautiful!

Faye said...

I love the New England feel of this piece and the quilt blocks on the top right....Great colors...I don't like partial alphabets either so I salute you making the change...Its perfect.

butterfly said...

What a lovely Village so pretty, I really love this one.
What a lovely stitcher you are.

Margaret said...

It's so gorgeous! I just love it and love to see it progressing under your needle.

Shirlee said...

Very nice! I like how you made the project your own by replacing the partial alphabet : ) Blessings, Shirlee

Topcho said...

Beautiful stitching! I love how you changed the alphabet for the village name

Maggee said...

Very nice piece! Looking forward to seeing more! Hugs!

Catherine said...

Love it! Can't wait for the finish! Keep going!!

Carol said...

Oh, it is just darling, Nataly! My husband and I spent the second night of our honeymoon at Sturbridge Village enroute to our final destination in Maine. I just remember it was pouring cats and dogs that day so we couldn't get a really good look at it. Hopefully, some day we'll get up there again :)

Veronica said...

I hope you found your mojo again because I gotta say, your Sturbridge Box is gorgeous! Absolutely beautiful stitching. I'll be here cheering you on.

Hugs,
Veronica.

Sally said...

It is beautiful Nataly.

CJ in OK ;-) said...

Beautiful and I think your Title rather than alphabet is great and will make this all your own. CJ in OK ;-)