Block 4 completed – Pandora Box Project


I shared with you at the end of January that I had embarked on a new, yes another one, embroidery project – Pandora’s Box.

The project is supported by a Facebook group which is how I first came across it and on the first day of each month another block is released.  The block is essentially another row of 5 boxes.  I have spent the last month catching up so now I am ready for the next block to be released on the 1st March.  That will be the final row of boxes and then the following four months instructions will be to fill in longer boxes around the edges – I think.

I have really enjoyed the limited colour palette and how with a very small range of stitch – cross stitch and back stitch – you can create all sorts of effects.  My pull work (the all white squares) is improving as I get more assertive with pulling the threads.

To answer the inevitable question about what I plan to do with the finished project – I think I will have it framed and it might well go up in the spare bedroom which has a bit of a red theme in it.

While I wait for the next block to be released I shall go back to my oriental cross stitch project. So now you know why I haven’t been on social media much lately.


6 Comments Add yours

  1. It sounds as though your nose is being kept to the grindstone.The pulled work will continue to improve – it takes a while to get over the knowledge that Pulling Too Tight Is Wrong, and to tell yourself that this time It is Required!

  2. Yvonne Ryan says:

    My great-aunt Molly taught me to embroider buy not carried it on. I more of a knitter and must get some more baby wool to start knitting for my no 3 great-grandson who is due in mid June.

  3. Renee says:

    That bottom right block is very complex looking! I’m impressed by your creativity with so few colors. I hope we get to see the final product?

  4. Do I see a spider? That’s clever!

    1. Helen Johnstone says:

      There are some snails as well 🙂

  5. Looks lovely. I especially like the pulled thread boxes!

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