Type of item: Home Decor
32-ct. Vintage Examplar linen by Lakeside Linen; Soie d??Alger, Silk 'n' Colors, Needlepoint Inc. and Gloriana silks; Gloriana perles and wools; Bijoux and Kreinik metallics; beads and charms. The box was handmade by a friend of mine and is made of oak with rosewood accents.
What was your inspiration?
I'm a collector. I collect patterns from certain designers the way some people collect coins. But when I found this pattern--and when my best stitching buddy bought me the specialty thread kit--I knew it would have to go to the top of my stash.
What are you most proud of?
This piece won first place in the embellished sampler category at the 2010 Boulder County Fair--and then it won best in class for the advanced/professional category. It wasn't as big or as intricate as some of the other pieces that year, but the judge was impressed by the quality of workmanship, which had me bursting with pride. :-)
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
JUST DO IT! If you can read a chart, you can do this project. Jeannette's instructions are super easy to understand, and the stitches are charted out really nicely.