Thursday, February 21, 2008

Blackbird's Tulips and Stars



I finished this Blackbird treasure and just love how it came out. This box I found at a yard sale awhile back, I paid no more then $1.00 for it. I knew it was a treasure, it had a little knick inside and the cover on it was very worn but I just knew that someday I would find a use for it. Tulips and Stars were perfect for it. I laced it to the cover and voila. I love how it came out. The colors are just so pretty. While looking at the box I realized it has kind of antique hardware inside, the hinge is a very old hinge. I wonder how old it is. I like to think it belonged to some nice lady who enjoyed keeping her special things inside and that she would be happy with how I covered it. Now I will keep my things inside and maybe someday my granddaughter will enjoy it.

14 comments:

Nicole said...

Sharon, it's gorgeous! The box is perfect for the design! Congrats on a great finish! :)

Jeanne said...

Wow, Sharon, that is beautiful. You are really cranking them out.

Irene said...

WOW That is georgous !!

Wendy said...

WOW! How gorgeous! That box you found is perfect for this design and the two were just meant to be together. How funny too, because I was just looking at this pattern this afternoon and thinking I should stitch it up!

Joanne said...

Sharon, the Blackbird design is beautiful and I love the box. You certainly got a treasure when you found it!!
Joanne

Sachiko said...

Very beautiful box!!!

Pumpkin said...

Just GORGEOUS Sharon! I love the material you used because that just adds to the antique look :o) You did a lovely job and I'm sure it will become an heirloom.

anna said...

Wow, Sharon, that's soooo beautiful!!!!

Milly~ said...

absolutely fabulous!!!! what great use of an old treasure!

Dixie said...

Great finish Sharon! This will be a family hierloom for sure. Thanks for the inspiration!

Melissa said...

Sharon--your box is gorgeous! Your finishing is WOWing me!

A said...

Oh my gosh, Sharon! This is just gorgeous!! I love it on the beautiful box...the colors are just so pretty and your stitching is perfect!
Congratulations on such a wonderful job!

Peaceful Valley said...

This is indeed a treasure! It's beautiful! You are so talented!! Susan in SC

Margaret said...

Oh how beautiful! What a wonderful box to show off your stitching.