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Box for Christmas Ornaments, Tatting, RAK for Lizzie and an exchange.

Gosh, I have had a busy week this week with cross stitch, I have finished a Christmas Ornament box for my sister and filled it with ornament’s that I have been stitching since last January, I found the image for the top of the box from The Graphics Fairy blog here, under the Christmas section.
I have also just heard that Lizzie from A Stitching Fairy’s Rambling Under The Willow Tree has received my random act of kindness, and I have received a lovely tatting gift and an exchange in the mail.
Here are the contents of the box above, I gave it to my sister today and she was thrilled with it.
The box is covered and lined with silk.I have made a tutorial to show how I covered the box, you can see it here.
I received a lovely surprise in the mail this week, it was a tatting gift from Kate, she saw that I liked the idea of learning to tatt and she kindly offered to send me these goodies, needless to say I was thrilled with them, thankyou Kate.
Here is my first attempt at tatting, only trouble is I  feel another addiction coming on! lol
Here is the lovely exchange I received from Sharlotte in the Hooked on Exchanging Group, thankyou Sharlotte, it is now hanging proudly on my fireplace!
I will show the pictures of my random act of kindness to Lizzie in my next post, for some reason I am struggling to upload the photograph’s to my blog for this.
Thankyou for all of the lovely comments in my last post!
Happy Stitching everyone.
Best Wishes and Happy Stitching.
Lynn B


  1. December 14, 2009 / 8:41 pm

    What an absolutely lovely gift for your sister! Wow! She must have gasped when she opened the present! And tatting — what fun! I've always been fascinated by that and also bobbin lace.

  2. December 14, 2009 / 8:42 pm

    Beautiful box and ornies! I love your first attempt at tatting. It's lovely. I've always wanted to learn but already have a hard time juggling the stitching and occasional knitting! lol

  3. December 14, 2009 / 10:12 pm

    WOW! What a beautiful box filled with lovely ornaments! Great job, Lynn!

  4. December 14, 2009 / 10:12 pm

    wow…gorgeous box and the ornaments…

    oh…you are learning to tat…can i join you to tat along…i'm still in the beginner stage…lost my mojo….

  5. December 15, 2009 / 9:20 am

    Oh my, what a beautiful box!!!! And so many lovely ornaments inside, I can only imagine how thrilled your sister is going to be with this wonderful gift! Thanks so much for sharing your lovely creation with us on "Brag Monday"!

  6. December 15, 2009 / 9:40 am

    Oh my goodness Lynn. What a dream come true for your sister and the loveliest gift ever. I know my sister would adore a gift like this and I'm going to begin one for her in the new year to give her next Christmas. I will be relying on you to keep me to it..haha! You are always full of such great ideas.
    Your exchange piece from Sharlotte really is pretty and just right for the fireplace.
    I love the tatting and am not surprized you fear an addiction coming on.
    Warm wishes Angela :>)

  7. December 15, 2009 / 9:44 am

    What a beautiful gift for your sister! And you did such a good job on your first tatting attempt. It's so pretty 🙂 I'm tempted to learn tatting too, but if I pick up one more hobby I'll have to quit my job, and then I won't be able to afford it!! lol

  8. December 15, 2009 / 9:46 am

    What a neat idea for your sister. I look forward to seeing yout tutorial.

  9. December 15, 2009 / 9:51 am

    Your tatting gift is super fabulous! Lucky you! Kate sounds like a fabulous friend! I look forward to seeing your posts with tatting in them! 😉 😉

  10. December 15, 2009 / 9:51 am

    I have the book one and book two needle tatting books and they are very good. I love them. Hope you find them useful too!

  11. December 15, 2009 / 6:44 pm

    Perfect..I would love to know how you finished the box..looking forward to it lol

  12. December 16, 2009 / 8:35 am

    Truly gorgeous gift for your sister!

  13. December 16, 2009 / 8:36 am

    I love that image on the box and you did a fantastic job as well on the ornaments!

  14. December 17, 2009 / 11:24 pm

    Obrigada pela visita e estão lindos os seus trabalhos,
    Beijos.Sandra Coatti