Thursday, 11 October 2012

Busy Needle finished

Well I have finally 'finished' finished my Busy Needle.  I have never finished a box top before and apart from the design not being quite straight I am really happy with it.  Rachael thinks I should line the top of the inside too.  What do you think?  I decided not to treat the box in any way.  I couldn't find the 'right' stain for it and actually really like the grain of the wood as it is.





If you have any comments on how I could improve it next time please let me know!!!

21 comments:

Mii Stitch said...

Wow, this box is really nice! I personnally wouldn't change anything, it is perfect as it is ☺ Well done!!!

Faith... said...

Looks wonderful! I would leave it like it is too, no improvemnt necessary! Congrats on the wonderful finish...

Shirlee said...

What an amazing project! It looks great!

stitcheranon said...

I think it is lovely. I would leave it as it is...you cant improve on perfection!

Cathy Pavlovich said...

It's wonderful! Everything from the stitching to the little bow. Love it!
Cathy

Claudette497 said...

What a great finish! The measuring tape bow is genius. Congratulations on such a cute finish!

Mrs. GraceWorks said...

Oh! This is just beautiful!! I have yet to finish the Busy Needle that I stitched. I need to get a move on!! : )

Rhona said...

Looks fabulous as it is - the colour of the box goes really well with your stitching. Congrats on a great finish!

Honeybee (Melissa) said...

Beautiful! I agree with everyone else, no "improvements" needed! Wonderful job!

Nicola said...

Well done. I think that it would be nice either way.

geeky Heather said...

Ooo, it's lovely!! The measuring tape ribbon is too cute! It looks fantastic to me!!

Donna said...

It looks fabulous !!! I LOVE it !!!

Donna

SoCal Debbie said...

Beautiful finish! The measuring tape bow is the perfect touch!

Joysze said...

I agree with everyone. It looks great just the way it is. :)

Minnie said...

I think it is perfect just the way it is. I have that same little bow just nothing to use it on yet.

Akila said...

Ooh, this is gorgeous. It's very pretty as it is.

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

Love your box! The outside is perfect but I would add something on the inside lid (lone voice added to Rachel's!)

Maybe a little dedication or label with the design details and finishing date?

Mindi said...

Gorgeous finish, great job! Sometimes unstained wood is just what a piece needs. I've done that a few times, and just used clear furniture wax for a layer of protection.

Jane Kazim said...

Hi,
I absolutely love this! It's so pretty and certainly doesn't need any improvements! Can you tell me who the designer is, please? Did you buy it as a kit with the box included and if so from where?
Jane x

Denise said...

Your project is perfect just the way it is. I have loved this stitched piece since I first seen it but it has been discontinued and I have been unable to find one to buy.
By the way I am a new follower and I think all your stitching looks super.
Happy Stitching
Denise

Valentina said...

I really like your finishing, you've done great!