Thursday, July 24, 2008

Show and Tell Friday!


Welcome to “Show and Tell Friday!” Do you have something special to share with us? It could be a trinket from grade school, a piece of jewelry, or a treasured collection. Look around your home for something to share; dig through those boxes in your closet if you have to! Share photos and the story that goes with your special item.


Bag
I finally finished my embroidery project: a small sachet bag.

Embroidery
The satin stitch wasn't as hard as I thought it would be, but the bullions gave me some trouble.

Embroidery

Embroidery
White lattice.

Bag
The bag is lined and I hand stitched the top.

Gifts
A good friend of mine is getting married in a few weeks and the bag, along with these Crabtree and Evelyn lotions and soaps will be her bridal shower gift.

Thank you for looking at my show and tell!

Please read the Show and Tell Guidelines for step-by-step instructions on how to participate.

If you would like to join in, please leave your *permalink* below, along with your first name (this makes the list easier to read). If your link has been removed from Mr. Linky, please re-read over the guidelines before re-posting. Have fun!

76 comments:

Capturing Today said...

Oh, Kelli, it is lovely and so dainty! What a beautiful job you did and your friend will be so thrilled with such a special and personal gift. I love Crabtree and Evelyn - I used to travel every day for my job before I had children and most of the nicer hotels I stayed in had these products - brings back memories! Great show and tell!

Dawn said...

I haven't embroidered for a long time - the sack is very pretty. I wish I didn't have major allergy problems with lovely scents!

Kathi~Lavender, Lace and Thyme said...

That is incredible stitch work Kelli, what a wonderful wedding gift that will be. Your gift will be cherished forever. You are so talented, thank you for sharing.

Julian said...

lovely! You do beautiful work!
Love, Christina

Charity said...

What a beautiful gift! I'm sure she will love it! You do such lovely work.

ceekay said...

You did a beautiful job on your gift bag. She will love it! My Show and Tell is up! Have a wonderful weekend.

Danielle said...

Kelli, you are so talented! You are the next Martha Stewart, sans the jail time of course.
It feels good to be back doing show and tell after a few weeks of camera mishaps.

MyJourneyBack said...

Oh Kelli what a lovely gift. You did such a wondeful job. I am sure she will be thrilled.
What a lovely Show and Tell.
Smiles,
Sherry

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

What a nice gift for the bride! You did a beautiful job with the embroidery!

Katherine

Mam said...

Kelli, I can't tell you how amazing this is! The embroidery is impeccable and I love the lining. You have become a really fine seamstress.
Nancy

Charlotte said...

Love the sachet bag. Those are my colors.

Teresa said...

Beautiful work Kelli, I know your friend will love it. Who wouldn't! Thank you for sharing:)

MightyMom said...

beautiful work!!

GinnyBerry said...

I love the lovely bag that you made! You are inspiring me to embroider again. It's been years, so I have to try something very simple.


Your friend will be happy to receive this gift!

GinnyBerry

Jewelgirl said...

What a great idea for a shower
gift! You did a great job on the
needlework!

Dianne said...

You did a wonderful stitching job! The more you do, the more it will be a snap to do! I do mostly cross stitch, but ribbon embroidery looks interesting to me. Love Crabtree and Evelyn-been in a few of their stores and they are yummy!

Muum said...

That is beautiful hand work! I don't know what a 'bullion' is, though.

Anne Fannie said...

That is beautiful. What a lucky bride to get such a sweet gift.

Berry Family said...

What a beautiful and thoughtful gift for the bride to be. I love lotion from Crabtree & Evelyn.

Brandee :-)

Elizabeth G. said...

Hi, Kelli!
I just tagged you for a Meme (where did that word come from?)! Visit my blog at
homemusings.blogspot.com for info on how to play. I understand that the object is to introduce more people to your blog.

Take care,
Elizabeth

Karla ~ Ainsley's Mom said...

Is there anything you can't do, Kelli? :-)

You are so amazingly talented. What beautiful work. :-)

Kathy said...

The bag is gorgeous! The bride will love her gift - it's lovely...
Kathy (mimisgarden.blogspot.com)

Hadias said...

That is very pretty. A lovely gift worth treasuring for years to come.

DeNiece Barnes said...

Kelli I love your show and tell it is wonderful. Your friend is going to really love it because it was made with love. I also love the smell of rose water, you have a very lucky friend why, because she has you as a dear friend.

Dawn said...

Lovely....

I have no show and tell today...only a new granddaughter...born last night!

I guess that doesn't qualify for your S&T, does it?

Happy weekend, Kelli!

judicreations said...

That is such a delicate and beautiful sachet bag. Your embroidery is so pretty. Did you use a hankie to make it or what type of material did you use. Maybe I need to do some more reading in your blog to find out. She is going to be so happy with all the lovely products too.

Hootin' Anni said...

Fabulous stitchery Kelli!! You did a wonderful job of work.

My show n tell this week isn't what I had planned to do since the hurricane dolly prevented me from being online much -when I was online it was blogging storm updates mostly, so I opted to show off some trinkets I have in the master bath...photos I had stored on my computer already. I hope to get back to doing my planned show n tell next week.

Have a super weekend.

A Hint of Home said...

The bag is beautiful. You do great work. The bride to be is a lucky girl and I'm sure she will love it.

LBP said...

What beautiful work! Your friend is very lucky to be receiving such a lovely gift!

Blessings

Linda

picketfencemom said...

Kelli,
That is beautiful...you did a lovely job! You've inspired me to get my embroidery project out and work on it! Thanks for sharing!
Hugs,
Amy O.
picketfencemom

Dawn said...

Kelli,
I changed my mind and decided to link my post from yesterday in hopes that others will consider posting their house numbers on their blog.

Just for fun.

Again...happy weekend!
xoxo

Barbara H. said...

That embroidery is just gorgeous! Wonderful job! What a special way to give a present.

Tracy said...

What a pretty gift! I'm sure that she'll love it, Kelli!

Sharon said...

What a LOVELY sachet bag!!! You did a great job on the embroidery!

I'm sure the bride will treasure this gift. :)

Melissa Wertz said...

You did a beautiful job on the bag. I wish I could make satin stitches that pretty. Bullions are tricky. I have made thousands of them. And still cannot make them as pretty as Southern Matriarch's. (If you go to my blog, see my blog roll, she is on my blog list. Martha is a SAGA friend of mine (Smocking Arts Guild of America) and she has a few bullion tutorials on her blog.) But they take practice and everytime you use a different type of thread, you have to practice again... ;-) But my favorite stitch. What you can do with a bullion!

Your friend will be thrilled with the gift. It is just exquisite!h

Christy Lee said...

I just got into crochceting so I don't think I'm ready for embroidery yet, but you certainly did a beautiful job. I hope to try it some day. She's a lucky bride to get a handmade gift!

Thru Pink Curtains said...

that is so pretty and a great idea too!

Michelle said...

You did a very beautiful job, Kelli :) I'm sure your friend will treasure such a lovely gift :)

Jessica said...

This is perhaps my favorite of all your S&T's. Your handwork is beautiful. Maybe you could come for a visit and give lessons?

Patty H. said...

Hi, how lovely! I use to do some embroidery, havent' in along time. Your stitches are well done.
This is my first time participating in the show and tell!!
Blessings
Patty H.

crystal said...

Absolutely lovely! I am going to have to learn to embroider. It looks like so much fun.

Blessings
Crystal

Sandra said...

Kelli it is just stunning....wow!

It's going to make a beautiful gift, what a lucky friend you have :)

Hugs,
Sandra

Spurgeon Family said...

I love the gift you made. It turned out beautifully!! I am sure she will love it even more knowing that it is handmade! Thanks so much for hosting - it has been ages since I have been able to do a S&T and it feels nice to be "back"

Blessings,
~Martie

O. said...

loooovely!!!
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Amy said...

wow, that is the prettiest little pouch ever!

Gattina said...

Lovely cute things !

Katy said...

I love it Kelli! You did an awesome job with it!!! :)

Baba's Blog .. Babies Are Special said...

Hi Kelli, you do such great needle work... I love your handwork and the bride will love it too...you are so crafty..have a good day..

Betty said...

Kelli, you did a really good job on the sachet bag. What a nice gift that will make.

The Passionate Housewife said...

Wow, that is beautiful!
I wish I had the attention span to make something like that, but alas I don't! :)
I did however go to a pretty bridal shower and take lots of pictures so I have signed up today to show them off! Enjoy.

onthecreek said...

Such pretty needle work. My Granny did all kinds of needle work. I need to try my hand at it. It will make such a pretty gift. Handmade things are always so special.
I enjoy your blogging.
Donna

Schotzy said...

what a wonderul gift. The handwork is exquisite. So thoughtful and actually, it is sublime! YAYA!

Mrs. U said...

Kelli!! That is SO very pretty!!! I haven't done any embroidery since I was a small girl and my grandma would sit with me and teach me. Oh how I wish I had paid attention more!!!

Are there any books on beginner embroidery that you recommend? Or do you suggest starting with a kit???

His,
Mrs. U

Simply Heart And Home said...

Kelli,

Your little sachet bag is darling! Your needlework makes it not only beautiful but special. She will love it! Thank you for sharing this with us.

Gina

Heather said...

What a delightful gift Kelli - you are so sweet! The sachet will be a keepsake for sure!

Nanna said...

ohh how sweet is that, & I can feel the love that went inot making that too , great job, it turned out fantastic!
Helen

Carrie said...

What a lovely bridal shower gift! I am sure the bride to be will enjoy receiving your handmade gift bag.

Brenda Jean said...

That is beautiful! She will absolutely love your gift. You are so talented:)

Love Bears All Things said...

That is such a beautiful gift especially that it is hand made. I'm sure your friend will cherish it always.
Mama Bear

Cookie Sunshine said...

What a lucky friend to receive this beautiful bag. Your work is beautiful and oh, so delicate.

PEA said...

I'm always in awe of your craft work!! Kelli, the little bag is so gorgeous and I've no doubt the recipient will just love it!! Beautiful work! xoxo

Linda said...

Kelli, this is so beautiful! I know your friend will treasure this embroideried bag..it is a wonderful keepsake from the heart. Hugs, Linda

Lisa Ann said...

Kelli that is beautiful. I'm sure it will be a treasured gift.

Julieann said...

Kelli, you did such a beautiful job--if you had trouble it sure does not show:) Your friend is just going to adore her gifts!!!

Julieann

MyJourneyBack said...

Good morning,
I am posting now about the two Daisy's. We sleep late on Sat.
Have a great day.
Smiles,
Sherry

MyJourneyBack said...

Dear Daisy,
Ask your mommy to come by and visit me at my mommies blog.
Love,
Your Doggie Friend Daisy

Charlotte said...

Hi Kelli. Another comment. My goodness, how do you find time to read them all?
Ginger of Enchanting Cottage and I have started a new blog called Spiritual Sundays. It will be a place something like your S & T but it will be for Sundays. When you get the time I hope you will stop back by my blog to find out more about it. I'm still trying to figure out how to post the code to the sidebar picture for others to use. Everytime I try it, the picture pops up again. I know there is a way. Maybe you can help us with this. (Since you don't have anything else to do. Ha.)

Artsy said...

Its absolutely lovely, Kelli...so pretty and delicate. Crabtree and Evelyn products are wonderful.
The bride will adore it.

Heather said...

Kelli,

Your bag is absolutely gorgeous!!!!!!!!!! WoW!!!

Love, Heather

Kalianne@BygoneBeauty said...

The pansy makes a most lovely embroidery subject. It's very effective on the sachet bag - a wonderful gift.

Lori said...

Very pretty bag. You did a great job.

Julie said...

She will love her gift - especially the handmade part!

Teeny Tiny cabin said...

Lovely handwork!
I would love to receive and cherish such a thoughtful, and pretty gift--the gift bag embellished by your own hand!
So very special!
Blessings to You, Kelli!
Claudia O.

Angela said...

I love this bag and the gifts are beautiful.

Angela

Farrah said...

How very pretty, Kelli! It's wonderful you are giving something homemade as a gift. I think she will love it!

KRIS FOTO said...

Great work! Complimenti!