First off, we had to finish our boxes. The paint was dry and we had to scuff up the box with sandpaper so that it was a bit "distressed". Then we took the boxes outside and sprayed them with polyurethane, just a light coating. They had to dry for a little while. Next we could glue the linen sewn to wool on the top of the box and the smaller piece inside the box. I really like how mine turned out.
It is also fun to see stuff other stitchers bring. I loved Pat's Abigail Colby basket and accessories. They are all stitched on 40 count. I want to stitch several of them. (There are better photos on Cathy's blog, With Needle and Thread).
It was also interesting to see what lights and magnifiers people brought.
Some people work like crazy on the design and get quite far along. Some people don't feel comfortable stitching in such a group. Some people were working on the pre-stitching for the box. Some people, (like LuAnne) take pictures of each table. I'm afraid she has some incriminating photos of me.
Saturday was a fun day to stitch and chat and eat. It will all be over too soon! It is nice to have the box project all done.