Here it is.....already the end of the year. I have kept my hands busy
stitching the hours away throughout 2020. As I look forward to this new "uncertain"
beginning of the year............I have more than a year's full of days
to keep my hands busy. The above photo is of a
lovey vintage dresser runner......
with much of the embroidery worn and missing.
I have many old pieces like this......they are still in good shape.......
and only need some new embroidery stitching added
and they are ready for another life of being used and loved
I also have a love for empty boxes.......
and have started making "scenes" out of
each one......making "room boxes"
most of them I make to go with vintage dolls
so that I can sell them in my shop
some doll boxes are just for collectors
and some of my scene boxes are for collectors only
but some boxes will be play boxes for little girls
as I have many little pretty vintage dolls waiting to be sold in my shop
I have many ideas for many different boxes
and some will be made for special uses........
as in the case of this lovely vintage wood box.
I have decorated the outside with vintage needlepoint and lace
when it is opened, the lid has sewing accessories
accented with vintage lace, doilies, and buttons. There is enough
room in the bottom of the box to hold the project that is being stitched on.
There will also be a handmade needle book
to hold special needles during a stitching project.
When the cold winds of January start to blow........
and the "wolf of uncertainty" comes howling at the door
I will be inside.....with warmth and a sense of peace
stitching away the worries and hours.
My prayer for you as this year ends,
is that you will not look back, but that
you will have much good and happy times to look
forward to in the new year to come.