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meg
09-04-2006, 07:38 PM
Hi everyone! :heart: Its been ages since i have been on. I plan on changing that! Alot has been happening...(im pregnant for starters!) :happydance:

anyway, btwn work and being so tired, i havent been knitting as much. but i finally have a FO. about 9 months ago our very close family friend Charles died from lung cancer. his wife was/is devastated. i made her a purse last spring to surprise her with a little something nice around Easter, b/c. it was her first one without Charles and im sure, hard.

She loved it and asked if i could make her a bag she can take to school to carry some notebooks and stuff to and from (she is a teacher.) she said she wanted bright, cheery and unique. So here is what i came up with. What do you think?

sixtyspink
09-04-2006, 08:22 PM
I love it!

I hope she does too.

I love the flower and the polka dot handles are a nice contrast.

kimmie
09-04-2006, 08:34 PM
That is SO cute! You are so clever.

kimmie

rebecca
09-04-2006, 08:37 PM
:cheering: I love it!!! I love the colors, they are so bright, you smile when you see them! Perfect :cheering:

janelanespaintbrush
09-04-2006, 08:46 PM
Your friend is going to love it. You not only got bright and cheery, but unique too. I wouldn't be surprised if you started getting "orders" after she's carried it around a bit. :wink:

P.S. Congratulations on your pregnancy!

Amber
09-04-2006, 09:20 PM
How beautiful! Your friend will love it!

gardenmommy
09-04-2006, 09:50 PM
I love it! Did you make up the pattern for the flowers yourself?

meg
09-04-2006, 09:57 PM
thank you so much!! :heart: :heart: :heart:

the petals are a basic standard petal (Nicki Epstein has a book about them and these petals are sort of done like hers ) i added more stitches and decreased differently though for these flowers. The the center is just an I-Cord i twisted and sewed together. :)

callmesusan
09-04-2006, 11:31 PM
That bag is aDORable! It is wonderful that you are able to be there for her. I'm sure you bring her much comfort and now joy.

Pink Dandelion
09-04-2006, 11:44 PM
:inlove: It's adorable!! I love the colors. And those flowers!! Me thinks I should get that book...

Jan in CA
09-04-2006, 11:54 PM
That is beautiful! Your friend will love it I'm sure and be the envy of all next year!

Andrea
09-05-2006, 12:17 AM
What a great gift! You are so sweet to make that for her! :heart:

Great job! :cheering:

CurlyBrunette
09-05-2006, 01:41 AM
I love it also. Is it from a design that you made or a pattern?

kblue
09-05-2006, 05:18 AM
That so beautiful!!! i love the colors but most of all i really like the handles :thumbsup: . That really gives the bag a "unique" touch.

Oh and congrats on being pregnant :balloons:

Sue Madelin
09-05-2006, 06:23 AM
That is gorgeous - no one can fail to feel uplifted by looking at those beautiful bright colours. You are a very kind friend - not to mention talented. :hug:

eeyore
09-05-2006, 07:10 AM
wow! :cheering:

Shandeh
09-05-2006, 07:42 AM
So nice! I'm sure your friend will love it. If she doesn't, just give it to me! :teehee:

Mo0nAngel
09-05-2006, 08:01 AM
awww Congrats!!! :D:D
as for the bag its lovely!! and those flowers are beautiful!! very nice :D :cheering: :cheering:

KnittyKitty
09-05-2006, 09:21 AM
WOW! That is gorgeous! She will love it! Great job! You're a good friend.

meg
09-05-2006, 10:12 AM
thanks again ladies! :heart: I have never made a bright piece like this. (I'm a natural kind of girls - hehe) so i was a little nervous about it!

I designed the bag pattern myself, the handles came from a Trim store online and the flowers are derived from a N.Epstein design.

sunnyreflections
09-05-2006, 01:43 PM
I think it is so very cute! Congrats on your pg too!

jamadian75
09-05-2006, 01:52 PM
Now that bag fits the request to a T! Well done!! :cheering:

And congratulations mommy!!

psammeadred
09-05-2006, 07:58 PM
What a thoughtful, cheerfully-colored gift! Great work!

knitaddict
09-05-2006, 08:03 PM
That is just fantastic!! Beautiful colors, beautiful pattern and it felted up so nicely. Your friend won't be able to help smiling when she's carrying that bag. :heart:

mks22300
09-05-2006, 08:07 PM
That's sure to brighten anyones day!