Monday, September 16, 2013

Stitchy Gifts

Since my sister started quilting I've benefited from the fruits of her labor, especially around birthdays and Christmas time.  Each gift is equally as wonderful as the previous gift.  This summer's birthday gift was no exception.

made especially for me
Michelle broke her own "I don't SEW" vow by making Elizabeth Hartman's Sewing Circle Tote bag
A - MAZE - ING! 

I believe this picture was taken before my morning cup of coffee
I think she must love me more than a little bit, because this bag has zippers, elastic pockets, lining, QAYG technique and other Michelle-no-no's! 

got to have some Kaffe
very spacious inside
Look at the cute button fabric used for the pocket lining!  The inside bag fabric was purchased during one of our shopping trips together.  Love it!

gorgeous fabrics
close up
another peacock
There's some lovely scraps of Verna and Cuzco by Kate Spain as well as some Anna Maria Horner fabrics.  That peacock is the bomb!

Happy Birthday to me!
I  am not sure I would have given this one away, but my sister is much more generous.  She did such a great job it's hard to believe this was her first time installing zippers, making pockets or using fusibles.  I am not surprised, but I am very proud.

Love my sister
 Thank you so much Michelle!  The best gift was celebrating together this year!!!

If this were Instagram, I'd use the hashtag latergram....


  1. What a special gift! And made all the more special because you got to celebrate together!

  2. This is just wonderful! I mean, the tote is gorgeous, and obviously a lot of work, but the affection behind it is powerful. You two are so blessed! You know, you make the rest of us extremely envious. Continue to enjoy and appreciate one another's company. And a belated happy birthday, René!