Thursday, October 15, 2009

A Wicked Accident

The cute Halloween chart that I won from Aury was perfect for a 'teachable moment' to use the current vernacular. I had never successfully covered an Altoid tin. My gluing skills leave a lot to be desired. But I wanted to try again. This design was a little large for the purpose, so I stitched with one strand over one thread on tea colored Monaco, 28 ct. I usually don't like to do over-one because it's hard on the eyes. I'm not sure if I would have attempted it if I had considered how much black I would be doing, but it worked out pretty well. The spider is my addition. The broom was stitched in DMC variations 4140 on the diagonal (sort of like doing the needlepoint basketweave stitch but doing x's instead of just half-x's) to give it the striped look that Aury's sample had. I had the Halloween ribbon in my stash for the border. And I lined the box in orange felt.






27 comments:

Nancy said...

Your tin is just beautiful! I love this design.

Olenka's Stitches said...

I love your over one stitching and the tin looks great!

Ranae said...

Fantastic job on the tin. The witches legs sticking up cracks me up. I have never seen it before

Aury said...

Dear Anne,

Your Altoids tin looks Fantastic!!
I'm so glad that you stitched the chart so fast!!! Great job!!

Aury
www.aurytm.com

Kirsten said...

This looks very pretty!
Congratulations to the successful gluing job.

Siobhan said...

Oh, too flippin' cute!! Great job.

Miss 376 said...

What a lovely finish. The ribbon is perfect for pulling it altogether

Robin said...

WAY TOO CUTE! You did a great job finishing. I want to try a tin also, but I'm like you, my gluing skills just ain't what they need to be LOL!!
robinpich.blogspot.com

staci said...

This looks fantastic! Great job stitching over 1 and the finishing is superb, congrats!

Terri(TerriBoog) said...

Great job on the tin! It is wonderful!

Irene said...

I love it, it looks wonderful !

mainely stitching said...

Annie, what a fabulous finish!!

Daffycat said...

Adorable finish, Annie! Your finishing on the tin looks amazing!

mbroider said...

Looks GREAT!! I am loving it, and the spider is just perfect!

Annette said...

What a lovely design, and so a beautifull finish

Carol said...

Your tin looks perfect, Annie! I'll have to get up my nerve and try to finish one, too...

tintocktap said...

Well dont on your tin finish - it's fantastic!

Pumpkin said...

Brilliant Annie! You did a great job :o)

Barbara said...

Your stitching is just awesome, Annie & the tin turned out lovely. Nice job!!!
Barb in TX

Jenny said...

That looks great Annie! What a great job you did with the pattern and tin :-)

Melanie said...

Beautiful tin ... and you did a fantastic job stitching/finishing!

Liz said...

What a great pattern! It looks perfect on that tin, but I agree that stitching over one is a pain. You did a wonderful job!

zoomcity said...

Annie! I love it! I loved the design the first time I saw it, Aury is so clever with her Quaker adaptations. Congratulations to you for not giving up, for going to the scary over-one land so successfully, and your beautiful finish. Well done.

Mylene said...

wow! Perfectly finish, Annie. Congrats!

Lhassa said...

J'adore ta tin box !

Julianne said...

You did an EXCELLENT job on this! It's a real treasure.

Little Rabbit Miniatures said...

Great finishing, lovely!!!!