Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Embroidery Box

Several weeks ago on a beautiful Saturday, DL and I traveled north to Frye's Measure Mill  in Wilton, New Hampshire.   If you like history, you'll be interested in this place.
Arriving around 1:30PM, we were just in time for the "free" tour of the mill.  
What an adventure !   Who would've thought so much work went into those little boxes.

After the tour, we visited the gift shop, jam packed with primitive gifts; specially Shaker and Colonial boxes.     I was delighted when DL agreed to finish one of the little unfinished embroidery boxes if I would make a cushion top for it.  

As he stained and urethaned the box, I worked on 3/4" hexies.  
Today the cushion top was glued to the box.   
I am so pleased with the finished product, I just had to show you all...

What d'ya think ?
I love it.    A true labor of love...

And sew on...


  1. Love it, love it. Beautiful. Where did you find the little boxes. Are they available for order. I would love to try this one.


  2. Mary, if you live near you need to visit Frye's Measure Mill, Wilton, NH. They do not mail order. You might try Sturbridge yankee Workshop too.