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Saturday, April 12, 2014

Three Years

Three years ago I signed up for Cabinet of Curiosities online class.  I have always wanted to make one of those boxes (caskets) covered with embroidery.  This class offered the opportunity to eventually get one of those caskets.  A little over a year ago I paid the money to buy a double casket.  It finally was made and arrived at my house yesterday.  Please may I not die before I get it done.
I knew it was coming and had been waiting for it all day.  About 6 p.m. the UPS man finally showed up.

It was packaged very well:

 A box within a box.

The hinges aren't attached yet so the box is held together with drafting tape which is less sticky than masking tape.  This is the very top which has a tray in it.

 The feet for the casket are in the bag:
 The really fun part was the hunt for the secret drawers.
 There is a tassel kit for the key.  I'm not sure how to do it.  Maybe we will get instructions
 This is the bottom drawer:
 One of the hidden drawers:
 Another hidden drawer:

Just wait until this is all covered with stitching.

 There is a lot of hardware to be put on the box.
My head is swirling with ideas of what to stitch for this box.


  1. Very challenging ! Can't wait to see how you will personalise your treasure.

  2. How exciting. Now the REAL fun begins!

  3. WOW!
    What a beautiful piece.
    Can't wait to see what you add.
    Have fun deciding!

  4. Its going to be stunning when your done stitching and covering it. So exciting!
    Love the secret drawers.
    love Annette

  5. How exciting to receive your casket, I am hoping to collect mine in October when I am in Boston. I look forward to watching your embroidery decisions.

  6. Thanks for sharing! What a delight to see you open it step by step. Silver key tassel?! Who knew? I love surprises. Mine should be coming soon. I'll enjoy yours for now.

  7. What a beauty. I'm looking forward to seeing how you are going to personalise it.