and strangely, I love boxes or containers.
This little box is an antique shop find.
It measures 9" across by 3 1/2 " wide,
and 2 1/2" tall.
I decided to decorate it with a little
folk art sunflower needlepunch topper.
I used 6-strand floss,
punched over weaver's cloth.
For the leaves however, I used a special
3-strand Valdani thread, which was
in varigated greens.
I tinted it with walnut stain,
and attached wool with linen thread
around the border.
The inside of the box needed some TLC!
So I applied a golden herringbone wool
with some modge podge.
An improvement, but not the final look
I had in mind. But it will do.
This is how nasty it looked.
I tried to search online for the age
of this box, which I assume held
a special No 50 Keystone Syringe.
The results of my search yielded
so many different types of syringes,
it sort of was too weird for me,
so I lost interest in knowing it's age.
I think I can live with the crusty wool instead.