Nail biting time is over. My gift for Wendy arrived safely. For this tin, I chose part of the House on the Hill sampler by Barbara Ana. One of Wendy's favorite colors is purple, so I changed the color of the house and one of the birds to be more to her taste. This was done over one on ivory Monaco.
I find that I'm always on the lookout lately for suitable patterns for tin tops. The fixed size makes it a challenge sometimes. Over-one allows for a more detailed design in a small space, so that means designs that fit in 56X90 stitches are always on my radar. I was just lucky to spy Barbara's design and discover that the motif is just perfect. Luckily, Barbara's designs are light on fractional stitches which is critical for over-one stitching.
Wendy may decide to store a tatting shuttle in the box if one fits, but I tucked in a little scissors she can store in it if she likes.