What is the Workbox?

This is my stash of to-be and on-the-go projects, UFO's, magazines, books, wish-lists, ramblings, favourite links, and even (ha ha) completed projects.

There are also three sister sites at The Workbox Library (stitching-related magazines, books, etc.), The Workbox Cupboard (the contents of my personal stash), and The Workbox Lighthouse (since my blog reading list has expanded exponetially... ;-) , as well as an index of my blogs (with brief descriptions) at CamBlogs.

If you have any comments, suggestions, complaints, queries, etc., feel free to drop me a line!

And now I have to walk the dog and go to work...unfortunately (sigh) ;-)


Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Cough, cough, sniffle, sneeze...ugh!

I've been fighting a flu bug since Sunday, and all I want to do is curl up and sleep (but instead, I wake up every two hours with blocked sinuses and a raw throat...). I went to work on Monday (since I not only had to open, but I also had programs all morning), but only made it until noon.

I had the bright idea that, since I was home, I would get a start on the Grand Abecedaire SAL. (Ha ha!) Three unsuccessful starts later (grrr), I've dropped the linen floss and have decided to go with regular DMC (grey and pink). On the other hand, my jar for the Totally Useless SAL, is nice and packed...

Do Halls wrappers count... ; -)

Nothing too interesting in here - mostly thread bits (lots of linen thread bits, though!), bits of aida and fabric scraps from the mini heart cushion and "Time for tea -with Max and me" (which I still haven't stuffed - eek!), some floss wrappers - oh, and a bent needle (I'm very hard on needles...) I wonder what next month will look like...? ;-)

One down, one to go...

Design: free pattern from Gazette94
Fabric: 18-count ecru aida from DMC
Floss: DMC 4200 (red/pink variegated)
Dimensions: 2.5" x 2.5 "

I finished up, except for a bit of backstitching, the NOEL ornament. I've never used the variegated floss before, but I'm nevertheless quite happy with how this one turned out. I'm planning to stitch a second one in green variegated floss, and then stitch the two of them together, maybe with some Christmas fabric as a small border? I haven't quite thought out all the logistics yet, I still have to pick up some green floss - and since I'm stuck at home with this bug, that's not going to happen any time soon...



  1. Love your Totally Useless SAL jar. I'm with you on the needles - my jar has 3 broken needles already.

  2. Bent needle - I think I'll have one soon also. :) Looks very harmonic, I like the colors!

  3. You made great progress on the TU SAL. Congrats!!!

    Love the "Noel" piece!!!!!!!!!! Should look neat when it is all finished.

  4. Feel better soon---your ornie looks so pretty!

  5. Oh I'm so sorry your ABC SAL started out so badly. I hope it goes well from here on. I did that Noel piece from Gazette94 too, I love it you did a lovely job on it.

    I'm not sure if Halls wrapper's count????? Maybe we should take a poll....but then, ya know, if it helps your stitching (LOL)...........Great progress on your Totally Useless SAL.


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