I cannot count my day complete
'Til needle, thread and fabric meet.
~Author Unknown

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Saturday, December 26, 2020

The end of the year....... looking forward and ahead

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.
































9 comments:

The Merry Olde Dame, Holly said...

"In the bleak midwinter..." there is beauty, handmade and nature-made! Blessings!

Prims By The Water said...

You always do such fine embroidery! Hope you had a nice Christmas. Janice

Prairie Primitive Stitches said...

You saved a vintage linen! How wonderful and it looks so much better. Your room boxes are so creative; lucky for the little one's or grown-up collector to enjoy. The box with the needlepoint and sewing items inside is very nice. I especially love the needle-book that you tucked inside...the stitching on the cover is beautiful with all the detailed flowers!

SIRVIENDO AL SEÑOR said...

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Debra said...

Oh my! I love the boxes made into scenes and rooms. My favorite is the one with the 2 dolls and two chairs! Your embroidery is amazing. I have collected a box full of little boxes, thinking I would make some things like you have....Maybe with little animals. Winter is a good time for projects like that! God bless you my friend!

R's Rue said...

Love it.

Gina E. said...

Love your pretty boxes cleverly made into little rooms! I have a collection of pretty boxes and tins, I can't resist them. I usually try to find a purpose for them, keeping bits and pieces in them.
Your vintage embroideries have come up well after you have restitched the old bits. I once had many like that but in recent years have either given them away or cut them up for use in craft projects because I'll never have time to fix them, and I have so many other projects to do without spending time on old ones! My vintage linen collection is now only pristine linens that I can relax and enjoy without worrying about fixing anything :-)

handmade by amalia said...

I've so enjoyed seeing all your clever boxes and the beautiful embroidery. They are sure to bring so much joy. Happy new year!
Amalia
xo

Faith said...

Oh my I love the little boxes, just beautiful. Have a very Happy New Year.