The Tale of the Little Red Box

February 22, 2009 at 11:56 am | Posted in Patchwork, quilt | 1 Comment

Once upon a time, there was a little red box:

Little Red Box

The little box was very sad, because she turned out to be just a tiny little bit too small for the beautiful dress that was made especially for her:

Too Small Box

So her big sister got to wear the dress instead, and she was left with nothing at all to wear. 😦 The woman who had created the little box felt responsible for the sadness of the box, and started to think about what to do about it. Then she remembered the big box of fabric scraps that she had collected over the years and showed the contents to the little box, to see if there’s anything there that would strike her fancy. Together they came up with the parts of a dress for the little box:

Lid for Little Box

Sides for Little Box

The little box really liked the bright reds and yellows that fit so well with her red coverings, and she was very happy with the result. But a few minutes later, she became sad again. The woman who made her didn’t want to see her so sad and asked her what the problem is. It turned out that she was envious of all the pretty embroidery threads and beads on her big sister’s dress. “Don’t worry, little box,” said the woman, “you’re going to be a crazy quilt box,” and she showed her the boxes full of embroidery thread and beads and lace trimmings she had collected over time. Now the little box was smiling again, and went to sleep dreaming of the sparkly dress she was to wear one day.

To Be Continued…


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  1. Now THIS is a good story…can’t wait for the ending (LOL)

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