finished the Chocolate Box and I'm really pleased with it. I did make a few fun changes. Instead of french knots, I used beads and I put my initial in the bottom middle candy. This was my niece Jennifer's idea and I thought how fun...my own special piece of candy. Tomorrow I'm going to Joann's for the cube and all the finishing material and trim. I'm kind of nervous about putting it together but it's suppose to be pretty easy...hope so. Look at the wonderful gift I received in the mail yesterday. I had mentioned in a comment to Jane that I had a small collection of tomato pin cushions and she had these ...
and would I like them.? Yes....I'd love them! Well, they arrived yesterday and they are so sweet....thank you Jane. Stop by and meet Jane...she has a super blog I know you'd enjoy. I have no idea where my love of these little pretties comes from but I adore them. Did you know in the 1800's the tomato was a symbol for prosperity and placed on the mantle. Certain times of the year tomatoes were hard to come by and little balls of red wool were made, and filled with sand or sawdust.....they were the first tomato pin cushions and have evolved into the ones we now enjoy and collect. I think I'll put a little tomato pin cushion on a pretty plate and put it on my hall tree....I like the sentiment and we all wish for prosperity. To read more interesting facts you can go here.
Well, I think I'll take Lily Bean for a walk before her dinner.
Have a nice evening, I plan to stitch and watch The Good Wife....my new favorite TV program....hugs, Linda