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.
I finally finished my embroidery project: a small sachet bag.
The satin stitch wasn't as hard as I thought it would be, but the bullions gave me some trouble.
The bag is lined and I hand stitched the top.
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!
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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!
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!
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.
lovely! You do beautiful work!
What a beautiful gift! I'm sure she will love it! You do such lovely work.
You did a beautiful job on your gift bag. She will love it! My Show and Tell is up! Have a wonderful weekend.
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.
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.
What a nice gift for the bride! You did a beautiful job with the embroidery!
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.
Love the sachet bag. Those are my colors.
Beautiful work Kelli, I know your friend will love it. Who wouldn't! Thank you for sharing:)
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!
What a great idea for a shower
gift! You did a great job on the
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!
That is beautiful hand work! I don't know what a 'bullion' is, though.
That is beautiful. What a lucky bride to get such a sweet gift.
What a beautiful and thoughtful gift for the bride to be. I love lotion from Crabtree & Evelyn.
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Is there anything you can't do, Kelli? :-)
You are so amazingly talented. What beautiful work. :-)
The bag is gorgeous! The bride will love her gift - it's lovely...
That is very pretty. A lovely gift worth treasuring for years to come.
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.
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!
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.
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.
The bag is beautiful. You do great work. The bride to be is a lucky girl and I'm sure she will love it.
What beautiful work! Your friend is very lucky to be receiving such a lovely gift!
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!
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.
That embroidery is just gorgeous! Wonderful job! What a special way to give a present.
What a pretty gift! I'm sure that she'll love it, Kelli!
What a LOVELY sachet bag!!! You did a great job on the embroidery!
I'm sure the bride will treasure this gift. :)
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
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!
that is so pretty and a great idea too!
You did a very beautiful job, Kelli :) I'm sure your friend will treasure such a lovely gift :)
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?
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!!
Absolutely lovely! I am going to have to learn to embroider. It looks like so much fun.
Kelli it is just stunning....wow!
It's going to make a beautiful gift, what a lucky friend you have :)
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"
wow, that is the prettiest little pouch ever!
Lovely cute things !
I love it Kelli! You did an awesome job with it!!! :)
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..
Kelli, you did a really good job on the sachet bag. What a nice gift that will make.
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.
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.
what a wonderul gift. The handwork is exquisite. So thoughtful and actually, it is sublime! YAYA!
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???
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.
What a delightful gift Kelli - you are so sweet! The sachet will be a keepsake for sure!
ohh how sweet is that, & I can feel the love that went inot making that too , great job, it turned out fantastic!
What a lovely bridal shower gift! I am sure the bride to be will enjoy receiving your handmade gift bag.
That is beautiful! She will absolutely love your gift. You are so talented:)
That is such a beautiful gift especially that it is hand made. I'm sure your friend will cherish it always.
What a lucky friend to receive this beautiful bag. Your work is beautiful and oh, so delicate.
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
Kelli, this is so beautiful! I know your friend will treasure this embroideried bag..it is a wonderful keepsake from the heart. Hugs, Linda
Kelli that is beautiful. I'm sure it will be a treasured gift.
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!!!
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Have a great day.
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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.)
Its absolutely lovely, Kelli...so pretty and delicate. Crabtree and Evelyn products are wonderful.
The bride will adore it.
Your bag is absolutely gorgeous!!!!!!!!!! WoW!!!
The pansy makes a most lovely embroidery subject. It's very effective on the sachet bag - a wonderful gift.
Very pretty bag. You did a great job.
She will love her gift - especially the handmade part!
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!
I love this bag and the gifts are beautiful.
How very pretty, Kelli! It's wonderful you are giving something homemade as a gift. I think she will love it!
Great work! Complimenti!
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