Thursday, December 17, 2009

Happy Birthday, Mr. Poe

Only a little more time left to celebrate the year of Edgar Alan Poe's 200th birthday. I remember so many Saturday afternoons as a kid when, with all my friends in the neighborhood, we walked to the movie theater, and our parents could be free of us for several hours. Those were the days when it wasn't so risky to allow the kids to go off and do this kind of thing without parental supervision. We saw the giant cartoon show followed by a double feature. So often one of those feature films was a Vincent Price horror movie based on a Poe short story, like "The Pit and the Pendulum" and "The Fall of the House of Usher".

So, in need of another 'boy' design, always a challenge, I chose this Plum Street Samplers pattern based on "The Raven" for my last altoid box of the season. Again, over-one stitching on tea colored Monaco. And I tucked a thumb drive inside.



16 comments:

Vinniey said...

Annie, very beautiful stitching and the finishing look great! Very stylish!

Blu said...

Lovely finish! Now I want to stitch that pattern...

Pumpkin said...

Annie, that is BRILLIANT! LOL! LOVE that finish. Aren't you blind from doing all that one over one now?

Nancy said...

This is fantastic! Great idea for a gift!

nima said...

beautiful stitching...and great finishing...i wanted to try this on day

Annette said...

Another lovely tin Annie.....
Great job on it.

Here is everything white, this morning it was snowing a lot...

Miss 376 said...

What a lovely finish, very striking

Ranae said...

I love that design and the finishing is once again awesome

Jenny said...

I love it! The design and finish is beautiful - it makes the perfect gift :-)

Daffycat said...

Simply incredible, Annie! Your finishing is awesome!

Jackie said...

Very manly! I love the white zig zag as it too is very masculine but adds a touch of something extra. Nice!

Irene said...

Great finish !

Mylene said...

So neat and perfectly finishes, Annie. Congrats!

Sandra said...

Great finishing Annie! Love Edgar Allan Poe, The Raven is one of my favorites in fact!

Carol said...

What a great idea for a "boy present," Annie--I'm sure he'll love it!

Siobhan said...

What a neat finish! I love Poe--I really must stitch this up soon! Great job.