Thursday, November 02, 2006

First Christmas Present

Just finished my first present for this Christmas. Mark it on the calendar, it is just November 2nd and one present is completed!!! This is a Hi Tech Tote for college daughter, I used her sorority colors and embroidered her Greek letters. I am very pleased with it. I need to buy a tassel, as recommended by the pattern. I believe it needs the tassel to add the correct proportions between the zipper and the embroidery. I did put the embroidery in the spot recommended by the pattern. I think if you are going to omit the tassel, the embroidery should be moved up. I sure hope she likes it. I am planning on making Amy Butler's Weekender Bag from this fabric for her, too. Here's a couple of pictures. If you want more information on the Hi-Tech tote please see an earlier post on the tote for myself.

It has not been a great couple of weeks here at our house but all is much better now. God has answered many prayers, which we are very thankful. I am hoping to get back to some regular posts on my blog now.


  1. Anonymous6:13 AM

    Sorry to hear you had a bad couple of weeks and so glad your prayers were answered and things are better. Your daughter will love her Christmas present. You do such a beatiful job.

  2. Anonymous7:29 AM

    I'm glad to see you back!

    Your tote is wonderful and I can't wait to see the matching weekender bag - your daughter will love them.

  3. Anonymous8:09 AM

    the laptop bag is gorgeous. be ready to get lots of requests from her friends. i do agree about the emb placement. besides, a tassel would make it just so luxurious.


  4. Wow, I am impressed with tech tote and that you have one Christmas present complete. Congrats!

  5. Anonymous6:05 AM

    What a great idea for your daughter's tote and it looks beautiful. She'll be the envy of her friends!

  6. Anonymous12:48 PM

    Hi Lori, When I tried to post comments this weekend, blogger wouldn't let here they come!

    Your bag is so professional-looking. Nice, nice job. The embroidery adds a lot as well. I'm sure it feels great to have one gift marked off of your list. I just got the "bug" today - really wanting to get all my Christmas shopping/sewing done *right now*.

    I don't usually share much personal stuff on my blog, so I understand you not sharing too much, but I'm glad that your family is doing better and I'm glad you're back. God is GOOD - even in the midst of the craziness. :o)