Monday, January 5, 2009
The Altoid TIn
As some of you might recall I was given a million (ok, not a million, but a bunch) of Altoid tins from my boss. I had never done an Altoid tin so this was a wonderful opportunity for me to do one.
I did this one for my boss, who was a Navy Pilot during the Vietnam war. I did another one for one of my other directors who is ex-Military also. They make nice business card holders for their desks.
In my Yahoo group, Cross Stitch Addiction, this is the January FAL challenge. I actually stitched and finished them the very end of December for a late Christmas gift for both. They turned out nice, but I definitely need to work on this finishing technique.
I used a heavy weight card stock to wrap the stitching around. I think I needed to use something with a little more weight to it. And getting the trim just right around it was a little challenge.
But all in all I am pleased and both men were thrilled with their gifts!