Thursday, September 25, 2008

Belated Birthday Present TO Nancy

I received a lovely e-mail from Nancy to let me know that she received the parcel from me safely!
I'm so happy and relieved to hear that she loves it.

Here is what I made for her, as belated (too late!) Birthday gift.

I made her a tote bag with her Initial "N".
This combination of fabrics is how I image about Nancy. <--- sorry for my poor English... ;0
When I think about Nancy, deep red colour comes out in my mind, so I chose these fabrics for her!

I added crochet flower and lace at the side as tag, and stitched her Initial in pink on raw linen.
I also added light brown leather handles for it, and I think it turned out elegant, and it became just for Nancy!

As I mentioned that I'm not good with a sewing machine, so it took too much time.
Sorry Nancy, but I wanted to make this for your birthday!

Nancy has more pics of this on her blog!

Anyway, before I move, I wanted to take some photos of my favourite place in my house, but forgot to take them before I packed...
Here is only one photo of my shelf where stitching smalls (my works and gifts from friends) were.

I loved this house except mold thing, because there were many shelves that I could display smalls, but there is no shelf in the next house.

So we are planning to have some antique furniture in the near future, but just still planning, though! :)

Some friends asked me about my next PIF.

I will write about my PIF "Part 2" in the next post, so please sign up for it in the next post, if you are still interested in!

Thank you!

I must go now, have to prepare for lunch!

Take care and thank you for visiting!
Till next time, happy stitching!

From : "Charted Monograms for Needlepoint and Cross-Stitch"


Theresa said...

This is such a beautiful bag!!!! Much nicer then the one I made~ LOL

And your display closet is nice, too!! I'm sure with your good taste, your new home will be beautiful~~

Charlene said...

Beautiful. Another great idea in putting the crochet flower and lace at the side.

Charlene said...

Beautiful. Another great idea in putting the crochet flower and lace at the side.

Jurga said...

This bag is just wonderful! I like combination of colors and fabric and your needlework very much!

vEr0n!c@ said...

You said you're not good with the sewing machine... I don't believe you ^.^ That bag looks perfect!

Ele said...

Dear Yuko,
the bag for your friend looks great, it's perfect!
A wonderful little place, so romantic in your house, thanks for showing us.

Have a nice time and take care
Gabriele, with her FIRST pinkeep on the blog...:o)

Caro said...

I'm sure that Nancy is very happy with this bag !
It's funny, I have exactly the same little cat's head hanging at my stitching room's door, it was the first gift that I recceived from an internet friend :-)

Annie said...

That's a beautiful bag. You did a really good job on it.

I love your display of smalls. I'm sure you'll come up with a an equally attractive display in your new home.

Nancy said...

I love my bag Yuko! Everything about it is beautiful, and it is very special because it is from you. And, your sewing machine work is perfect. Thank you again so much!

I love your shelf area with all of your smalls. It is very pretty. I am sure your new home will be lovely and comfortable for you!

Carla said...

The bag is gorgeous!!!

Tammy said...

Yuko, you do beautiful work. That bag is just lovely!

Marie said...

your work is beautiful !!
i won't be at home this week end.. so, won't be able to add my name for the PIF... it will be perhaps too late when i will come back on sunday night :-((
will write you more next week, when i will come back !

staci said...

Another gorgeous bag Yuko! Love your shelves full of stitched smalls. And congrats on receiving such a cute PS exchange. Good luck with the move!

Cindy said...

Hi Yuko,

The bag is very beautiful!

Your stitching shelf looks wonderful :)

Joei said...

Another pretty bag you've made Yuko. Nancy must be so delighted to have it, same feeling I felt when I had received your pretty bag.

Olenka's Stitches said...

The bag is absolutely pretty! And I love your display shelf too.

Ginte said...

What a wonderful bag! I am speacheless:)

angelasweby said...

Oh Yuko, your bags really are beautiful. Each one is made so lovingly and just right for the good friend who is receiving it. You are right, those colours are perfect for nancy. No wonder she is overjoyed. i love the pretty crochet flower, it makes it look vintage. I know nancy will treasure it.

Your display is so pretty. I love lots of little pieces of stitching. There is always something different to see. I am sure you will make your new house very special as you are artistic and very creative :>)
Warm hugs, Angela

Dani - tkdchick said...

Yuko, you made a lovely and unique gift for Nancy!

niniepatch said...

your bag is so beautiful, i love it