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Friday, February 13, 2015


No cross stitching was done yesterday.   I worked on the finishing of  Eleonora's Box all day.  I am very happy with how it is turning out.  It looks nice and neat.  I'm changing how things are done here and there.

 I wasn't crazy about the lining.  It was (gasp) polyester.  I really prefer to line stitching with silk dupioni.  I have a stash of dupioni from when my BFF and I went to this place in Minnesota that has a ton of silk dupioni.  So I went through my stash to see if I had something that went with the box color-wise.  I found a lovely color that matched the linen color.  Luckily I had enough to line the box.

I have replaced the gluing with lacing and sewing.

 I have needed the help of pliers.  It helps pull my needle through some tight places like when I'm joining the sides of the box.

The lid is done and I have to sew the hinge to the inside of the box.

 Then the lining can be sewn all around the top edge.  I still have to figure out where to tack the box lid stays - that's the cording that holds the lid up when it is open.  Then I'll be done done done!

I'm very proud of this box.  I worked really hard to get it done.  There is actually a needle book yet to do but I'm not doing that right now.

Jackie DuPlessis's facebook page today shows models two of her classes for Williamsburg this year.  I am loving her projects.


  1. WOW! Absolutely gorgeous! It looks perfect Amy!
    love Annette

  2. Congrats on your finishing of Eleonore's box, looks really lovely! I shall see you in Williamsburg!

  3. It really is stunning! You're doing as beautiful a job putting it together as you did stitching it!

  4. That is lovely. You should teach finishing classes.

  5. the box and your lining choice is stunning. Great work on the stitching and finishing - I enjoyed the journey. Mel

  6. Love, love, LOVE your box! Great job!