Thursday, March 08, 2007

A treasured box

Something I didn't think about until I was taking off my contacts last night is a box my aunt made for me, more than 4 years ago.

I was just beginning to quilt in 2002, I think I had only two finishes for that actual year!

But she knew of my interest and used it for the theme for this wooden box.

It's lined with black velvet inside, and I use it to hold a couple pieces of earrings and my too-small ring from my husband.

I get to see this box twice every day when I get my contact case out of the bathroom cabinet and when I put my contacts away.

She also made a box for both of my sisters - I can't exactly recall the designs, but it was similar to my box, just not quilty. :)

It's pretty small - 4"x2.5"x2.5". I love the fine detail of it! Who needs a jewelry box when they have this? :)

The other news is that I'm finally on the road to recovery from my cold! I slept last night, real live deep sleep. Ahhhh. :D I think I'll take half the dosage of medicine tonight, just to ensure some zzzzzzzzzz's.

Tomorrow is also the last day of school before our Spring Break starts. We're just going to take the week easy, and I'll be going to Tucson for a little shopping. We're down to our last case of bottled water, I was drinking double the amount I usually do, to help fight the cold. Bottled water is one thing I'm really willing to pay for here, in the desert. I do NOT want to be playing games with the Arizonian heat. Plus... I think we're supposed to get a bit of a heat wave this weekend. Gonna see 90* or so. :( I hate hot weather... hard to be it was snowing about 6 weeks ago! :P

Leah

5 comments:

QuiltingFitzy said...

Will you come and visit me????

OH! I'm not there yet, lol...soon!

I love this box, she really took alot of time with it!

Sweet P said...

Your aunt has an awesome talent. That box is incredible.

I'm glad to hear you're feeling better.

Patti said...

What a treasure you have there. Your aunt is a real artist. No wonder you love the box so much. I'm eager to see the work she posts on her blog. Glad you are feeling better!

Esteemarlu said...

Wow!!!!!! Your aunt is quite an artist.I love that box what a keepsake. What a great way to know about family,through a quilt show.

Dawn said...

Oh your box your Aunt made is gorgeous! What a wonderful present!