Nov 3, 2009

a new "what's in the box"


Boy, it's hard to believe... November already, time past by fast!
Again time to show some pretty drawings from the calendar by Lot van den Akker.
And besides these drawings, so sweet don't you think,
I have no other subject for this post....

calendar calendar
calendar calender

So lets do another "what's in the box".
a) Because I don't have anything else to show here and
b) because I have many, I mean many boxes stuffed with WIP's.
Lifting the lid once in a while reminds me there's still work waiting! 
Big question to myself; why always start new projects???


But I must be honest with you The contents of this box is not mine.
It's not my WIP. It's mom's.
It ended up in my craftsroom because mom didn't felt like finish it anymore.
I said maybe I would but I'm not sure.


When finished it should look something like this.
Sorry for the blurry picture, it was taken from another picture.

wall hanging

The different shapes and figures are glued to the background fabric
by using double Sided iron on stabilizer.
And then sew buttonhole stitches all around.
I love mom's color choices

It realy looks lovely and it would probably be a lovely work to do also,
but you know how things work with WIP's.
Usualy they sit for a long time in a dark box are a closet
waiting for someone who comes along and kindly helps them to a good ending.
Today it's just not this wip's time.

So the lid is back on, the box is closed.
Maybe this wip has more luck next time!


Brenda @Cozy Little House said...

The box itself is lovely to look at! All things come in good time, someone said.

Celestial Charms said...

Whenever you get to finish it, it is lovely already. Beautiful colors.

Gina said...

Beautiful box.

I love the spiders on your calender

Love and hugs Gina xxx

LiLi M. said...

En ik maar denken dat ik de enige ben met WIPS, gelukkig heb jij ze niet, maar je moeder ;-)!

Wipso said...

It looks well worth finishing. Very pretty. I'm sure the right day will come. A x

Karin said...

Hahahaa, voor alles komt een tijd..... of niet....

Ravenhill said...

It is always fun to dream about how to do a project, whether it is yours or someone elses!
~Emily xoxo

Ely said...

wowwww beautiful book :-) huks Ely

Tabiboo said...

When finished that will be wonderful and I too love the colours.

Your calender is beautiful as always,

Nina x

Eileen said...

Lovely calendar pictures.. except for the spider.. eeek!

I know what you mean about projects in a box. I think we all have too many of those! Hopefully they don't end up in a sale or something. You have your work all cut out for you to finish that one.. maybe after the holidays. :-)

my confirmation word is "numple". So funny!

Julie said...

Oh it is so cute! Someday you will feel like finishing it!

Heather said...

It certainly looks like a project worth finishing. Can't wait to see it

Hi! My name is erica. Would you be my friend? said...

I love the 'what's in the box' thing! Yes, that'll be very nice when finished!

I actually pulled out 2 WIP this past week and worked a tiny bit on each... I don't know what came over me!

I don't have a calendar this year. Actually, that reminds me of another WIP...a perpetual calendar that I'm cross stitching. That'll be nice when it's finished too...

lifeinredshoes said...

Corry, it's easy to see where you get your talent from!
Thank you for your nice comment, it's always good to hear from you!

Bottega Veneta said...


grey rabbit said...

I love the "what's in the box" posts! Its good to know I'm not the only one who tires of a project that seemed a good idea at the time. i wonder if it would be possible to make several smaller things from that quilt ? You seem to be very good at that Corry.
I have a half finished quilt that I have tired of but people seem to like, I'm thinking log cabin cushions as Christmas presents this year !
Your Mum's quilt is lovely but I would have said not in your own style but i bet you could make something really nice from it. Susan

Creative Breathing said...

Dear Corry, I have missed so much in these last few busy days, but I just knew I would be treated to a new page of your lovely calendar! Your WIP are beautiful just as WIP's! You are a fabric Wonder Woman! Have a lovely weekend. Elizabeth

Corrie said...

oh wow so pretty and colourful. We don't need to talk about WIPs do we...I have a shameful few spots in my craft room and scattered around the house with knitting, sewing, stitching, crochet projects to finish...then there was the mosaic mirror, the scrapbooking!
Ok I totally outed are so excused from putting it back in the tin


nicolette said...

The exact the same box is on my shelf, but the contents is very different.

The unfinished project looks so wonderful! There will be a day for you to finish it and you will love it!

animal print gal said...

I love all this patchwork projects. The box is a treat!

lifeinredshoes said...

Hi Corry!
The illustrtions are beautiful and so is the quilt.
I am posing a question on my blog and would like you to participate.
Thank you

Katy said...

I was tidying my bedroom today and found myself with some empty hat boxes and two bags full of wool and unfinished projects. I remembered this post and now have a box of wool and a box of 'wip's! Thank you so much for the inspiration ♥

Guðrún said...

You are so funny, that WISP may have some more luck next time *LOL*

Moorea said...

Corry,this is so close to being done! It is adorable and so different from the first one. I think it would look lovely at Christmas time. I like the "What's in the box" posts!

Anonymous said...

I love the quilt and made one myself! I should drag it out and share it on the blog. ~Kelly

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