|FRONT - or BACK - OF BOX|
The box, which originally held tea, measures approximately 7"x 9" and is made of probably balsa wood. Too nice to toss out so perfect fodder for covering with crazy quilting.
Most of you will have noticed that I have signed up to take Kathy Shaw's beginner crazy quilting class. Now, before you go getting all bent out of shape by my taking a 'beginner' course and telling me that it's not something I should be doing...I am self taught and I know there are lots of things that I am doing either the hard way or completely wrong and I know I will learn a LOT from Kathy. She also teaches Intermediate classes and one of the pre-requisites to take those is to have completed a beginners class. I completely agree with her!
Anyway....my point (and I do have one, believe it or not) is to show you this....
Kathy advocates using a hoop when crazy quilting. It's not something I've ever done, so I'm happy to try it. She has come up with her own design for an embroidery stand (clever lady!!) made from simple PVC plumbers pipe and fittings and has the instructions on her blog HERE. The stand is useable in three different ways, either on a table or in your lap, with a working surface of either 12x12" (as you can see in the above picture) or 9x12". With the help of DH I now have a great frame! It requires ordering clamps from Amazon (Snap Clamp for 3/4" Pipe) and they're on the way - probably via slow boat and mule train and a lengthy sojourn in customs.
Today the quote is from Benjamin Franklin.... "Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn"