But also for this very reason, giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue, to virtue knowledge, to knowledge self-control, to self-control perseverance, to perseverance godliness, to godliness brotherly kindness, and to brotherly kindness love. For if these things are yours and abound, you will be neither barren nor unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. 2Peter 1:5-8

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. :-)

√Čva 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