Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Birthday Present FOR Nancy!

Hi, I've received a sweet e-mail from Nancy that my Birthday Present for her has arrived safely to her!
And fortunately, it has arrived on her Birthday!!
Happy Birthday dear Nancy!

This is what I made for her Birthday, when I saw this design, Nancy's face came into my mind, and so I decided to stitch this for her Birthday!
I stitched this and made it into a basket lid.

I had a nice white painted basket in my stash, so I checked stitch count, it was perfect, so I added stitched piece to this basket!
And added organza lace around the edge, it's quite neat and clean, isn't it?

Here is back of the lid and inside.
When I think about Nancy, always dark red comes into my mind, and so this was stitched red and white, so I used this dark red rosy fabric for the back of lid.
And I added my favourite SAKURANBO (cherry) tea from Lupicia in it!

I also added beads on the stitched piece, but I was hurry to send it out, so forgot to take close up photos...
I'm so happy that Nancy told me that she loves this and another goodies that I added, too.
I hope you had a wonderful dinner with your family, Nancy!

Take care and thanks for your visit!

Happy Stitching!

Design : Guirlande Tasses rouges © Tralala
Fabric : 32ct Belfast Linen
Thread : DMC

Finished as : Basket lid


Nina said...

Happy Birthday to your friend!
Yuko, this is amazing gift! I really love this basket, so beautiful with your stitching on it :)


hazel said...

You choose such a perfect design and colour for Nancy, I know how she loves reddy colours. It is a lovely idea and so well stitched and made.
Good wishes,
Hazel (UK)

Akila said...

Lucky Nancy!!! The basket is adorable with the pretty lacing and the very pretty design. Love your choice of colours.

Dovilė said...

I like this Tralala cup:) and your finish very beautiful|:)

Cari said...

What a beautiful basket - how very generous of you to make this for Nancy. Your work is always so very lovely.


Anonymous said...

Very sweet.

DonnaTN said...

You do such beautiful work and your finishing is wonderful!

MAYUMI said...

えっ?待ちきれない?? もうちょっとがんばってみます(笑)

Nancy said...

Hi Yuko! I feel so special to have received this gift from you. I love it! Your work is even more beautiful in person, and you take so much care with everything you do. Thank you so much for thinking of me on my birthday. Hugs to you!

Margaret said...

So pretty, Yuko! You always make such wonderful things. I tried to comment on your last post but for some reason couldn't get through. I love reading your blog!

Carol R said...

I saw this on Nancy's blog - it's stunning!

Cindy F. said...

Such a beautiful gift Yuko!!

grace said...

So very beautiful! :) I love the lace!

samplerlover said...

Hi Yuko,
What a beautiful gift for Nancy. I bet she was so pleased to receive such a special gift from you.
Sorry I haven't been by lately but I have been so busy with this project that I am doing at the moment. Thank goodness the end is in sight.
Hope you are going ok. Sweetie is growing into such a lovely little boy. - Take care - Sandra.

Rachel said...

Yuko, that is a beautiful gift! I loved how you finished the stitched piece! I'm sure Nancy is loving that basket.


Anna said...

Whats a beautiful basket

Hugs , Anna

angelasweby said...

You could not have made a more perfect gift for Nancy. It's really beautifully made and finished. Baskets are always a real treat especially ones that have embroidered lids. I love my little round pink one :>)
Warm hugs Angela

Elisa said...

Beautiful and exquisite as always make the most delicious things.

I am glad also to be able to read your blog again some nasty gremlin has stopped me reading your news for a long while...

flom said...

oh, it's beautifull, it's a lovely gift for your friend
a bientôt

Andrea said...

A beautiful basket, very pretty.

ugne said...

Very nice work :)

CindyMae said...

What a gorgeous gift you made!!

Anonymous said...

It's so beautiful gift, Yuko! Great combination of stitched piece and basket, all together they look amazing :)

Solstitches said...

Hi Yukoa,
I've already admired the gift on Nancy's blog but wanted to tell you how lovely I think it is.
You did a beautiful job stitching and finishing this basket.
It was the perfect choice for Nancy.