Wednesday, June 18, 2008

From Me To My Friends!

Today I met my online friends again! This time we gathered and went to one of our friend's house to stitch together!
One of them has a boy who is the same age as my son, so we took our sons to there, too!
They (her son and my son) got along well together, so we could chat, eat, and stitch a lot and could have fun very much!!

By the way, the last time my friends gave me some presents, so this time I made this (photo below) for them in return.
I made this sewing case totally 7 pieces, 5 for my friends who I met today, 1 for my mum and one for my another friend.

I tried to make many kinds of things as presents experimentally, but I failed every time when I've tried to make, then finally I've decided to make this sewing case for them.
I copied Gwen's sewing case which I've received as HoE freebie exchange, because this is very lovely and I loved this wonderful idea and shape very much!

Here is when it is opened, it's like flower, isn't it!
I stitched a girl motif (freebie © Casa Mia), and I added a heart shaped coconut button on the back.

Here is the inside of sewing case. I added red gingham small flower and also some pins, and printed tags as something extra.

Here are close up photos of additional stuffs.
I like this small red gingham flower very much, and my friends also liked it!

I was quite anxious to give this to them, because they all are very talented ladies...

But I'm so glad that they were very happy to received this!
Their lovely words for this sewing case was well worth making very hard in short time!

My friend's house was so wonderful and she has so many cross stitch books! and we could see so many wonderful works of her today, they all feasted my eyes very much!!

Anyway, we had great time! We will plan to gather again, maybe in the next month!
I'm looking forward to seeing them again!

By the way, some of them brought presents as well, and they all are so great!
I will take photos on a sunny day (from tomorrow, it will rain, though...) and share their photos on the next post!

Design : Freebie ©
Casa Mia
Fabric : 32ct Belfast Linen (Ivory)
Thread : DMC
Finished as : Sewing case


angie said...

The presents you have sewn are lovely. These meetings are fantastic. You're very lucky to have some friends near and to be able to share your time stitching while your sons are playing.

Nancy said...

The sewing case is very pretty, and I am sure it made your friends very happy! I also love the red gingham flower. It's very sweet and so is the coconut heart button.

It is wonderful that you get to meet with your friends and stitch. These are very special moments!

Anonymous said...

What a kind friend you are!! The sewing case is so pretty!!

Pam said...

How fun to get to meet with your stitching friends- and what lovely gifts you made for them.
They are just beautiful.

Carol R said...

Sounds like you had great fun with your friends Yuko. I love the sewing case that you made for them. The red gingham flower is so cute and the pins are pretty too. Your friends are really lucky to have these gifts from you. Can't wait to see what they made for you :o)

Julie said...

What a special gift for your stitching friends. Looking forward to seeing what they made for you.

Margaret said...

Yuko san
Your friends must have been very delighted with your kindness. Your gifts are superb. Looking forward to photos of what you received. Have a good day
Margaret S

samplerlover said...

Hi Yuko, its lovely that you have a stitching friends whose company you enjoy and also your little boy has someone to play with also.
I love your needlebook. As usual it is superb. I always liked the other Yuko's "freebies", I also love the way it opens out into a flower. I will have to have a go at making one. - Sabdra.

Jessie said...

Hi Yuko,
your sewing case for ur friends are absolutely sweet and beautiful!I'm sure they will certainly loves it!

Sandra Evertson said...

Love the sewing case!
Sandra Evertson

Sally said...

What a beautiful gift Yuko. Your stitching and finishing are just gorgeous.

I showed my eldest DD Naotaro Moriyama and we both now love the song Niji:) She also listened to several of his other songs and liked them too:) She likes Gahkt ( not sure of spelling!) and has two of his CDs.

Olenka's Stitches said...

Sounds like you had a great time together. I love the sewing bags you made for your friends - lovely stitching and finishing!

Nicola said...

What lovely gifts you made Yuko. It's always great to get together with stitching friends.

Joei said...

Oh, the sewing case you made for your friends is just so pretty. Hanging out with friends is always fun and exciting. I'm sure you all had a great time.

Anonymous said...

It's amazing present for stitching friends and so beautiful! :)

Susimac said...

They are lovely gifts for your friends, No wonder they were delighted your stitching and finishing is always perfect and beautiful.

Teri said...

Yuko, you are amazing! These sewing cases are lovely!

Marie-P said...

It must be so fun to meet up with your internet friends! How very thoughtful to stitch them such a lovely gift.

Charlene said...

You're such a talented stitcher. I love all your stitching work and the way you finished them all. Well done !!

Ruth Rachel Vendsel said...

Lovely work, Yuko!

Faby said...

How very pretty!!!

Sikozu said...

Hi Yuko
Your sewing case are beautiful. So lovely !

Andrea said...

Your friends might be talented but so are you Yuko. Your sewing cases are wonderful.

Carla said...

What a beautiful sewing case you made for your mom and friends!! They must be really happy to receive such a lovely gift :)

Solstitches said...

The needle case is very pretty.
What a great time you must have had with your friends.

staci said...

You've made some lovely gifts Yuko! The extra little touches are wonderful!

tkdchick said...

Wow what a fantastic gift! You finishing skills are superb!

Gwen said...

Yuko, your case is wonderful. You have done a great job. I am sure that your friends will treasure their case.

petitescroixetbidouilles said...

What a lovely present for your friends ! congrats ! as usual you've made a wonderful job !

Have a nice week-end !


angelasweby said...

Oh Yuko,
I am so glad you had such a lovely time meeting up with your stitching friends again and your son enjoyed it too!

The flower shaped needlecases are really pretty, that fabric and the little gingham rose and coconut button are really sweet. These lovely little touches make your gifts very special. It gives them the Yuko magic!!.

It's always such a wonderful visit when I call by your blog :>)
Hugs, Angela

belinda said...

Nice work.Hugs Lidia