Wanderer's to the Cabin

Monday, December 07, 2009

Baby It's Cold Outside & A Finish

"Baby It's Cold Outside" the old song goes and it's so true for today.
The temp reads somewhere around +2 so it's a wood stove heating day and there's snow all around. Yes, I'm not very fond of winter, but it's what life in Montana brings.
I tried my hand at crackle painting and distressing the wood box I bought at Michael's the other weekend and I liked it for the most part, so I designed an Autumn themed/colored insert for the top. I'm thinking of designing some stitching smalls to match the box, maybe a needle case, scissor fob and small biscornu.

Design: "Autumn Hardanger" with distressed box
Designer: Sandy In Montana
Stitched on 32ct. linen hand-dyed by me using Wildflowers in Raspberry Sherbet and DMC threads, Mill Hill petite beads in Ginger and Jesse James Co. buttons for the box corners. The Hardanger is lined with dark green satin.

Take Care & Happy Stitching Everyone


  1. Congrats on another finish, Sandy! You're just a busy little bee. Stay warm!

  2. Very pretty - love how you finished it!

  3. Wow , that is truly beautiful , well done .

  4. Beautiful design and I love what you did with the box.

  5. That is very pretty and love the way you finished it.


  6. Precioso el hardanger es mi debilidad.Besos.Olga.

  7. Great job! Looks like Montana, very rustic and pretty. Bundle up!

  8. Congrats on another great finish. I love how the fabric goes so well with the box.

  9. Very lovely finish. I like how you did the box as well. I can't wait to see the small collection.

  10. Looks wonderful . I love all the colors you choose.

  11. Loved surffing your blog. I'm sure you are hooked on small's like most of the rest of us. Autumn Hardanger is a beautiful.
    Merry Stitching

  12. I like the old touch of your work, very nice!


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