Wednesday, 22 August 2012

A lovely surprise

Today, the postman brought me a lovely surprise from the Czech Republic. A few months ago I "met" a lovely woman from Czech Republic through Betty Busby, American Fibre Artists par excellence. If you do not know Betty's work, google her name. You are in for a treat! Betty had kindly replied to some of my queries on Reemay( see my Reemay posts) and eventually, she put my friend and me in touch with each other as she thought we would have a lot in common. We do! I have not asked my friend's permission to post this gift on my blog but I shall and I do that . I think you will be impressed by her work.

Sometimes I think North Americans think that this is the centre of the universe. Not so! All sorts of marvellous things are going on everywhere. My friend in CR made me this wee bag as a thank you gift for some materials I sent her. She cannot get anything but the bare essentials for quilting apparently and what she can get is very expensive. She got hold of some Lutradur and painted and stitched it into a gorgeous wall quilt which won first prize at a big quilt show in Prague- and won a new Bernina sewing machine ! With her new machine and a LOT of talent and not much material, look what she has created. It is tough to say but I THINK it has some painted Lutradur on top of gold satin on top of a cotton print. This bag is beautifully made - perfectly precise and so very elegant. Inside is a little pouch with a velcro closing that would hold a credit card and ID. All in all, a lovely gift and so very much appreciated. Enjoy the pictures and I will enjoy the little purse.

The front of the purse
The back

The painted Lutradur panel on the front

Detait of the painted panel
I am posting this on the needleandthreadnetwork.blogspot.com

11 comments:

  1. Lutradur looks interesting. I'd never heard of it. Looking, I found this site, you might like to see: (prepare to sit for a while)
    http://www.flickriver.com/groups/lutradur/pool/interesting/

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  2. the little bag is absolutely beautiful!

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  3. Amazing what a little thoughtful act of kindness brings. What a beautiful gift - and a prize winner to boot.

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  4. Sew great to help out others in blogland. This is such an inspiring piece.

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  5. A small world after all! Absolutely a beautiful pouch. You are a lucky gal!

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  6. It always makes one feel good about doing something for someone, and then to be surprised by a thank you gift you never thought of. A lovely little artistic bag like that can become a prized possession!

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  7. What a great little gift...so nice for someone to do things like this.

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  8. What a lovely surprise to get:)

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  9. Isn't the internet the greatest thing ever for meeting people from all over the world?

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