Tuesday, 13 April 2010

Exchange with Annie

I fell in love with Annie's cross-stitched altoid tins and wrote her to ask if she would like to do an exchange with me. Annie kindly agreed. I tatted some small pieces of lace for her and sent it off. She made this beautiful altoid tin for me and coincidently, we posted our packages on the same day. I just wanted to share with you her beautiful work. Annie explained that she used a single strand of floss over one thread so that she could get all that detail into the space of 3.5 x 2.5 inches.

All those tiny stitches to create this beautiful scene.

Annie included a tiny pair of scissors which I am so grateful for. I could also use the tin to carry my shuttles. I could fit 3 shuttles in here. Really handy when travelling. As it is padded with felt on the inside cover, it does not rattle at all.
P/S I had to show you how 3 shuttles fit in here with the scissors.


  1. Incredible detailed work! Lucky you!

  2. I'm so glad you like it, Wendy. I wasn't sure if the shuttles would fit, so I'm glad to hear that it works for those too.

    I'm still drooling over my pretty tatted piece!

  3. What a lovely tin and the work is absolutely beautiful!!

  4. I love my new box. Yes it is beautiful!!

  5. Love the purple shuttle. :-)