Tuesday, June 23, 2015

A Lady's Worke Box by Ellen Chester

Hello beautiful friends! I have a finished project to share with you. I had taken a class taught by the beautiful & talented Ellen Chester 2 years ago. Finally it's completed. I know I didn't share all my stitching progress in the making but I blame it on the heat we've been having! We've had some very hot days and more are coming this week. Triple digits!
I just love how Ellen's charts are so detailed & gives excellent instructions on all specialty stitches and for assembling all the pieces which makes it so easy for completing. Of course getting to take a class with Ellen she teaches & explains everything in person was the icing on the cake.

 For those of you who are not familiar with this project designed by Ellen, this was a class through "Bay Area Sampler Guild". Ellen had the beautiful painted wood box handcrafted specially for this project. All the needlework is stitched with silk threads.


The smalls for the work box include a 3 sided scissor weight, wooden hornbook thread holder, needlecase (made in Jacob's Ladder style) and a lovely double sided pincushion trimmed with silk ribbon.



 The inside of the box is covered in duponi silk with many pockets for storing needlework accessories.
I absolutely love my Lady's Worke Box. Every piece is something very special because of all the specialty stitches that adds so much texture to the look and feel. If you have the opportunity to take a class with Ellen I promise you will not be disappointed!!! Thank you Ellen!
With my appreciation and love - Annette



32 comments:

Barb said...

what a wonderful project and you did a terrific job! Just beautiful stitching and finishing!

Cathy B said...

Beautiful job!

EvalinaMaria said...

Awesome! Well done Annette.

Lee said...

Just love it and you have made a really good job of putting the box and all the pieces together.
Yes being able to take a class with Ellen is special.

Jackie said...

Congratulations on your beautiful finish! You did a superb job putting this together. I hope I do half as well! x0x0

Clare said...

What a delightful box. This is a treasure for you to have and use. I would love to take Ellen`s class in this project box. I hope next time she does a class in NZ it will be `A Lady`s Work Box`.Happy Stitching.

Ranae Ehmen said...

Beautiful piece, sure to be cherished

Beth said...

Annette, how fun to take a class with Ellen. Your box is glorious!

Justine said...

Wow Annette you have really done justice to this beautiful work box! I wish you many happy years of use from it. It's sure to become an heirloom.

Marilyn said...

Wow, this is a true treasure.
You did a great job on it.
I hope it brings many happy memories for you.
Marilyn

Vickie said...

There you are! I had wondered several times what you were up to. Now we know. So beautiful Annette. What a treasure you have created. Lovely.

Cindy's Stitching said...

They are all just beautiful. What a nice treasure

The Inspired Stitcher said...

Simply a work of art, dear friend! Congratulations!

gracie said...

A real treasure. Magnificent work.We too are in the dreaded triple digits....hot hot hot!

Dani - tkdchick said...

One word : stunning!

KimM said...

Absolutely GORGEOUS!! What a treasure.
xxx

Teresa S. said...

So beautiful, Annette! Ellen is coming up to the Northwest on October 3 & 4 to teach this class and one of her beautiful samplers. Can't wait to take it!

Linda said...

Congrats on all of the gorgeous finishes Annette.

Linda

Le trame della Galaverna said...

WOW
so beautiful great great job
absolutely wonderful

Frances N said...

So beautiful!! You are so talented!

Hilda said...

Oh how beautiful! These pieces are gorgeous treasures and I am really admiring this precious work! Perfectly done, Annette!

Hugs
Hilda

Hooked on Stitches said...

Absolutely and positively gorgeous!

Chris said...

Oh Annette! How gorgeous. Your finishing and stitching are so lovely!

Margaret said...

What an absolutely gorgeous finish! You did such a great job with it! I'm in love -- how fantastic! Congratulations!

Rita Brightly said...

OH MY GOSH Annette!!!!
Amazing. Gorgeous! Ever so PROFESSIONAL. What a fantastic finish you did on that. Wow, I'm soooooooooooooo in awe! <3

Weronika said...

It's just perfect! Lovely work Annette!

Weronika said...

It's just perfect! Lovely work Annette!

Chris said...

Absolutely amazing, so beautiful.

Vic said...

Wow, it is just amazing work! I love it!

Faith... said...

What a beautiful box! It is gorgeous and you did an amazing job!

Brigitte said...

The wooden box with all the stitching accessories - everything is so beautiful, a real treasure. And I agree with you, Ellen Chester's charts are all very detailed and the instructions so easy to understand that it's a lot of fun to finish her projects.

nwredhead.com said...

beautiful piece! I've been looking at this one and Kindred Spirits and wishing they were being taught closer to home for me to attend :)