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Sunday, July 6, 2014

The Gorgeous Ort Box

Hi friends! Beautiful day here. We had a wonderful Fourth. :) I received the most fantastic gift in the mail all the way from New Zealand yesterday. Our friend Lee had giveaways celebrating her 5 years of blogging. She had chosen my name for week three. I leave her lots of comments, and she chose a frequent commenter that week. :)

I had always "planned" to make an ort box. Never got around to it. Now I do not ever have to. Look at this lovely ort box Lee made just for me. =)
 Lee tells me that "the little ladies round the sides have been adapted from a Victoria Sampler freebie design- 'Angela' angel ornament."
This one above may be my favorite. It is so hard to choose. Although she is in pink and has brown hair and all. ;)
Which one is your favorite? Aren't the ladies just superb? Are you seeing the teensy, tiny stitches? And their precious, little bullion stitched curls? FANTASTIC! Thank you so much Lee. I will definitely be using this collapsing, hexagon shaped ort box.

I am finishing the second 'American Strawberry'. Just a tiny bit left to stitch. I knew I would not get them made into strawberries before the Fourth. That is okay with me. I am glad to have two of them finally stitched up. I will make them up shortly. Hey, I am still hearing fireworks going off in the neighborhood, in the evenings when I am stitching on it! ;)

I made up a little gift for my mom I will share with you next time.

I am also still working on the french knot Henry a bit too. I am almost out of the main color of Anchor floss. It looks like I may have to get it online. The closest LNS I purchased my Anchor floss from closed last year. I called the next closest LNS to me, and they have closed. I called a small craft store in a town we used to live in, not all that far away, and yes, they too have gone out of business. Sad.

Well, I am off to pray and prepare for church this morning. Then we are all going to a family reunion and picnic at a park in West Allis where I grew up. =) The weather is great and I look forward to time with cousins I do not see often.

Have a great day in the Lord my friends. Thanks for stopping by.

Stitching and praying,
Vickie

29 comments:

butterfly said...

Wow Vickie what a lovely box , how sweet of Lee.

Hope you have a happy day with your family .

Jacquie Morris said...

Goodness what a lovely gift... very pretty indeed.
Oooh yes cannot wait to see your progress on things and the little stitch you made your mum.
Enjoy your Sunday with loved ones..
Smiles :)
xx

Mii Stitch said...

This is a beautiful handmade gift, this box is fantastic :)

Giovanna said...

What a sweet gift, and so beautifully stitched - good for you!

gracie said...

Those Angels are lovely and Lee is as usual, lovely too.

Brigitte said...

Oh my, what a wonderful gift you received. Impossible to choose a favourite among the ladies. I love them all.

Have a great day at the family reunion today!

Cindy's Stitching said...

How pretty vickie.

cucki said...

So sweet xxx

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

What a gorgeous little box, you are so lucky. I can't believe the work that went into the bullion knot curls!

It's funny that you are stitching strawberries because that is what Lee sent me as my prize, a gorgeous little beaded strawberry!

If you can't source the Anchor thread I have some skeins, just let me know the colour.

moreofhim said...

What a gorgeous gift! Like you, I like the dark haired one in pink. :) I hope you have a wonderful time with your family today. Those are always precious times.

Blessings - Julie

KimM said...

What a stunning gift! Beautiful - Lee is amazing, isn't she?
Can hardly wait to see Henry complete.
xxx

Maggee said...

That's a great Orts Box from Lee! Congrats on the win! I hope the reunion was fantastic! Sort of had one here, with my oldest daughter and family here for the weekend... Hugs!

Annie said...

A gift from Leee is always a special treasure. That is just perfect little box for you. Enjoy it!

Kaisievic said...

That is such a special gift - I am sure that you will treasure it for years.

Margaret said...

What a lovely gift! I'm loving it! You must be so pleased!

Julie said...

A gorgeous gift, so lovely.

Dani - tkdchick said...

OMG that's amazing and perfect the hands join beautifully!!!!

Carol said...

Lee's work is incredible, Vickie. I was lucky enough to win a giveaway from her a few years back, too... Can see why you love it so much :)

I look forward to seeing your finished PS strawberries! Glad to hear you had a fun 4th of July.

Annette-California said...

A gorgeous gift from Lee! I love that she stitched angels for you and one over one - Beautiful!
love Annette

Beth said...

A perfect RAK for you! Wait until you see what I got!

Irmeli said...

You received beautiful gift. It's difficult to choose, I like all of them.

Michelle said...

Oh my what a beautiful gift x

Jennifer said...

What a FABULOUS giveaway! Absolutely beautiful. And you know I am partial to those redheaded angels. :-)

Éva said...

What a lovely box!

Penny said...

Lee did a beautiful job on the ort box! All the little ladies are so sweet, I don't think I could pick a favorite. :) Hope you enjoyed your family reunion/picnic.

Lillie said...

Congrats on your win Vickie.

Lillie said...

Congrats on your win Vickie.

Melanie said...

Delightful little box. Her work is impeccable. Congrats on winning!

Eugenia Maru http://lulurulitos.blogspot.com said...

Hermoso todo, me encanta tu blog.
Un abrazo
Maru
Chile