Thursday, 24 January 2019

The Octagonal Box is finito - well almost

Today I had a half day off work to escort the DBEM to the cardiologist.   This also allowed time to do a quick grocery shop, a brisk 5km walk, to complete construction on The Octagonal Box and to sleep through the TV weather report!   Just as well the DBEM was awake and could listen to the report of today's temperature - I have stitched the little square to signify today=24 degrees celsius.
The Octagonal Box is complete bar hinges and fastening.   The lid is currently pinned with glass headed pins while I decide how I am going to do the hinges and while I search through my bead box for a front fastener.   I do have a sterling silver anchor charm which I thought might be suitable for the fastening but this box suits gold more than silver!  What is certain is that I don't have the inspiration at the moment so this will go in the cupboard as "half done" while I complete the hardanger doily.
We have next Monday a public holiday in Auckland and I have a long To Do List which will hopefully involve some sewing.   I'm trying to tweak a trouser pattern to get a good fit as I want to make some navy wool gaberdine lined trousers for this winter.  It is hard to generate the required enthusiasm for that in these high temperatures:-)

13 comments:

  1. Ooh, I've been waiting for this! It looks lovely. Well Done You!

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    1. Thank you. I am pleased with it and once th hardanger is done will make the needlecase etc to go inside.

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    1. Thank you. The DBEM has been admiring it too.

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    1. Thanks. I don't feel the finish is totally professional and construction usually is my bête noire!

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  4. Oh Margaret, the box is beautiful... just
    so colorful and elegant. You are special.

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  5. Thanks. I'm looking forward to filling it with the various needlework tools. But will finish the hardanger first:-)

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  6. You accomplished quite a lot in half a day!
    Your box is so beautiful, it looks amazing.

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    1. Some days I get more done than others - don't we all!

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  7. The box looks wonderful. I do hope you can work out a good way to hinge and fasten it.

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  8. I'm still thinking about it but a cuff link type with toning beads may be the way to go.

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  9. The box looks lovely finish! I'm sure inspiration will strike eventually to get it fully finished.

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