My mom-in-law just came past to drop off a present for me.

Hilary does the most gorgeous embroidery work, she has made a fire screen, table runners, clocks, boxes, you name it she has embroidered it.  In fact she embroidered Aaron’s baby quilt. (I was sure I had a post with pictures but I cant find it so here is one).

Quite a while ago she asked me to choose a design that she would then embroider.  I chose a floral design and we looked at colours and then she got to work.

I watched as the flowers took shape and the colours came together and then she was finished and she sent it off to be set into a handmade wooden box.

Today she brought me the finished work.

Embroidery inlaid into the top of the box

Close up

The lid and base are lined in felt as is the bottom so it doesn't slide

I am so in love with this box, I am going to use it for my necklaces and other big jewelry.