I was so excited to get this photo from Denette of her completed A Lady's Worke Box. Denette was in the premier of this class in May and certainly has been busy with her stitching and finishing!
I love what Denette wrote about the project. As can probably imagine, her comments make me smile!
Denette wrote, I just had to write you and tell you how exited I am that I finished my first “big girl” project. I say that this is my first big girl project because I have never stitched or finished a project like this. I was one to always work on stitching pictures. Thanks for helping me step out of my box.
Your patterns make it very easy to follow every step of the way making it simple to stitch and finish. No one should be afraid to stitch one of your projects (like I was prior to this project) Matter of fact, it inspired me to work on my first teaching project that I was too uneasy to finish--"Call of the Sea".
I plan on taking "Call of the Sea" with me on our family’s beach vacation to hopefully finish it while I am there. It will be a lasting memory of the trip. I did purchase fabric, linen and thread to start the "Quaker Needlework Box" after I am done with the "Call of the Sea". I just love your patterns!
I now know why Dee loves to finish projects. I think the worke box taught me some very needed patience when finishing. I am one that wants to just get it done. I could not rush though the finishing if I wanted it straight (and to look nice). My mom could not believe the inside of the box. She thought it came that way.
Thanks for helping me step out of my box to stitch something other than a picture. I love, love, love it! Thanks again for bringing out my creativity!
Denette, I'm so proud of you! You did a fantastic job on this project! Now I think you have the confidence to assemble other projects. Right?
Have a great time and the beach! I'm looking forward to seeing your Call of the Sea project soon. You will find the assembly a "piece of cake" after having completed A Lady's Worke Box".
A Lady's Worke Box is a teaching project and will be offered twice this coming October--first in LaPorte, Indiana and later in Eau Claire, Wisconsin.