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Box making and my work in progress for this week.

Hi everyone, I am currently working on a couple of boxes, the first is covered in white silk dupion, I used this embroidery to cover the top of the box. Here are a couple of sneak previews of the work in progress, I will show you the box and contents in a couple of weeks when it is finished completely.
Here is a  close up of the spider web roses, I think the colours are beautiful.  
I have also been working on my Little House Neighbourhood, here are the latest photographs.  
I have also been working on a box tutorial for my tutorials blog here, I decided to make the box (below)  I had previously made for Hazel from the Quietly Stitching blog. I know you have seen this photo before but if you would like to see the instructions how to make it you can pop over and see part one on my tutorials blog.
Talking of tutorials, Lei B sent me a lovely photograph of the little pillows that she stitched using my tutorials, you can see Leis blog here , they are so beautifully stitched Lei!
If anyone else has used my tutorials or patterns I would love to see them and would be happy to show them on my blog here, just send me the photo with your blog details.
Thankyou for the lovely birthday wishes on my last post they were really appreciated.
Happy stitching everyone and welcome to all of my new followers!
Best Wishes and Happy Stitching.
Lynn B


  1. April 17, 2011 / 9:26 pm

    That stitched rose is so pretty! Nice progress on LHN Neighborhood! Love the box you are working on!

  2. April 17, 2011 / 9:26 pm

    ooooooo 🙂 love what I can sneak peak sooo far 🙂 the colours are just perfect for me 😉 hehehe .. lovely progress on the LHN neighbourhood .. thats on my to do next list once done the crazies :)love mouse xxxx

  3. April 17, 2011 / 9:26 pm

    You always do the most wonderful finishing! Your stitching is pretty spectacular too! Wonderful! I've never used a tutorial of yours. I would like to someday though!

  4. April 17, 2011 / 9:26 pm

    The new boxes look lovely Lynn. You always do such nice work. x

  5. April 17, 2011 / 9:26 pm

    Can't wait to see your finished box! Such detailed work! Bravo!

  6. April 17, 2011 / 9:26 pm

    Your WIP are so pretty Lynn! I love the spider web roses. Thank you so much for the tutorial. I hope to give this finish a try once I'm done work and have more time on my hands.
    LHN neighbourhood is coming along nicely as well.

  7. April 17, 2011 / 10:29 pm

    Love all your atitching!!! Looks wonderful!! Especially love your Little House neighborhoos piece!!

  8. April 18, 2011 / 7:15 am

    Your new box is going to be so pretty, Lynn–love those spider web roses. Thank you so much for your very helpful tutorials, too–we all really appreciate the time you put into making them 🙂

  9. April 18, 2011 / 7:15 am

    Hi Lynn,

    It is the end of a busy, rainy, snowy weekend
    here in Canada and it feels like DH and I were
    running here, running there, and then running
    back over here again without stopping. So
    I've come to visit your blog and relax by
    enjoying your wonderful stitching, photos and

    The sneak peeks at the boxes that you are
    currently working on are very tantalizing
    and have piqued my curiosity. Those woven
    roses that you make are so sweet and add a
    nice bit of depth to your designs. The
    pretty colors of the threads and the little
    bits of bling (jewels) that you're also
    using look fabulous together.

    You are making great progress on LHN
    Neighborhood. I love this neighborhood
    in part because of all the great trees
    that grow there. Trees really make a
    neighborhood extra special and welcoming,
    don't you think??

    Those little pillows that Lei (and you)
    have made are so cute and the tutorial
    that you posted showing how they are
    made is so easy to follow I can't wait
    to gather the supplies and make my own

    A belated Happy Birthday is in order
    here as I seem to have somehow missed
    a post or two here, including your
    birthday post. Don't know how that
    happened, but I'm here now and sending
    you more best wishes for this special
    occasion. You received some wonderful
    stash from your family which is always
    a treat. Ooh La La is especially cute.
    And as a confirmed chocoholic I too
    love that Chocolate Shoppe design.

    Have a great week Lynn!


  10. April 18, 2011 / 3:33 pm

    I am fascinated with your box idea – so beautiful. Your spider web roses are calling my name – must give them a try. Hope you have a wonderful week.

  11. April 18, 2011 / 3:33 pm

    Your box is going to be beautiful, the salmon and aqua shades are lovely together

  12. Anonymous
    April 19, 2011 / 6:53 am

    I'm so glad you've posted your box tutorial! I've admired your beautiful creations for quite some time now. I'm looking forward to trying it.

  13. April 20, 2011 / 11:25 am

    Looking forward to seeing your finished box. Lovely progress on your LHN.

    Thank you for the box tutorial!

  14. April 21, 2011 / 8:06 am

    Your box is beautiful and I have saved the page for future reference. Great progress on the LHN piece too!

  15. April 24, 2011 / 9:35 am

    Wow, everything of yours looks so good. I could never put together a box. I'm so hopeless with finishing, it's terrible. I just frame everything, lol.

  16. April 25, 2011 / 3:08 pm

    All your proyects are fantastic Lynn! I like it so much! hugs and regards!

  17. April 27, 2011 / 8:08 am

    Great Wips. Love all of them. Neighborhood is also in my stash-to-do list.
    And how great your tutorial is. Love it. I do make boxes and other things myself too and tried once to make a tutorial, but that is more difficult then it seems. Pictures are not the problem but I lack finding the right words…lol. There for I admire a good tutorial even more – and your's are good.

  18. Anonymous
    April 29, 2011 / 12:46 pm

    Lynn, I love the pictures you posted of your Little House Neighbourhood progress. It looks wonderful. I also wanted to thank you for posting pictures of my finishes. You are just too sweet!

  19. March 24, 2013 / 7:27 am

    Nie sądziłam że zieleń może się tak pięknie wkomponować:)coraz wiecej znalezionych w necie inspiracji kusi mnie by połączyć ten kolor z bielą w mojej kuchni!świetne zestawienie!!