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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.
A

7 comments:

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

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  2. How exciting. Now the REAL fun begins!

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

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

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  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.
    Grace

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  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.

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

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