Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Fabulous Felted Bag

Several months ago I visited my long time friend, Donna, in Pennsylvania. Donna and I started stitching about the same time - believe it or not - about 20 years ago. When I visited her this time, however, I discovered that she'd mastered knitting and had made herself a lovely knitted and felted bag. I had never been able to knit and I really coveted that bag. It was a lovely green and has some really cool fringey stuff at the top. When I returned home, I toyed with the idea of learning how to knit just so I could make one of those bags but I abandoned that idea when I saw them for sale in different shops. The ones I saw were not nearly as nice, they were not the right color, they were not the right size or shape, and they were hideously expensive. So, I just kept looking.

Soon I got a message from Donna telling me to look for a package in the mail. When it arrived, I was so surprised to see the most gorgeous knitted and felted bag. Made with the most beautiful wools, it is a very generous size. Had I picked out the fibers myself, I would have picked the same ones! I could not believe how generous Donna was to make it for me and I simply can't wait for it to be cold enough for me to start carrying it. Isn't it nice to have such a talented and thoughtful friend?


Gina E. said...

Hi Cici,
Is it my computer or yours? Can't find a photo relating to this post. Just biff me on the head if I'm missing something! Can we see some more of your needlework? Your profile has whetted my appetite for photos of your projects.

Stash Queen said...

It was my computer. I could not get the picture to upload. Have done so now!

Gina E. said...

You are indeed lucky to have such a friend! Only a few of my friends are 'crafty' and have made articles for me that I treasure. Thank you for your comment on my blog regarding the item I thought was Madeira work. The Internet is such a great way of learning from other people's expertise.

Lelia said...

WOW! Cici, the bag is fantastic!

And ditto Gina E's comment -- more of your needlework - PLEASE