Wednesday, September 10, 2008

PIF's make me smile ...

Is there anything more enjoyable than coming home from work and finding mail waiting for you? Not the bad mail, bills and such .. nope the good mail, like some new stash, a new ebay purchase, nor perhaps an envelope that you weren't expecting. You look at the envelope, can't remember ordering anything that size, and of course like an idiot you don't look at the return address .. you just grap the first sharp thing you can find and rip, carefully, but you rib open the envelope ... look what I found when I got to rip open a package today ...

This lovely RED bag was a PIF from Jean ... and it's perfect! And I can't wait to use it! Of course I told Jean that it was too pretty to use .. but I can't wait to use it anyway! Look how lovely the lining is! Jean is great with a sewing machine!

And here's a close up of the stitched design on the front of the bag .. it's a little pocket :)


This was Jean's first ever PIF and omgosh she did a wonderful job! Jean's new to blogging, but not to cross stitch .. go over and say hi .. she's such a nice lady, for a Buffalo Bill fan *lol* Thanks again Jean for the wonderful bag .. I'll think of you everytime I use it :)

Hope everyone is having a good week .. I'm really glad the week is almost over .. I spend way too much time wishing my life away at work .. but dammm I just have way too many things I want to be doing other than work .. but owell, it does help pay for my many additions! lol

No stitching pictures yet again, but I did get my Halloween F&S exchange done .. woo hoo! Sure is nice to cross things off the deadline list!

May your day be a peaceful one tomorrow and I hope you can take a moment and remember what happened to all of us 7 years ago .. doesn't seem like it was that long does it? heavy sigh ...

I'm off to stitch a bit before bed ...

I'm grateful for a new stitching bag and a new blogging friend ...

21 comments:

Jean said...

I'm glad to have you as a stitching pal, too! I laughed at the Buffalo Bills comment!!

Glad you like the bag! It was a pleasure!! I can't wait to finish my next PIF!! Another surprise for someone!

becca said...

WOW! What a great looking bag. I am a bag collector, LOVE them, This one looks awesome. What a great PIF jean gave you!

karen said...

great bag! love it!It screams Michele! what a wonderful surprise!

I also finished my halloween f&s the other night. woohoo! we're on a roll!

staci said...

What a wonderful bag! One can never have enough stitching bags :)

It is hard to believe 7yrs have passed, when I see the images it feels like it just happened.

Carla said...

That's a very pretty bag!!! Great PIF!

Sally said...

What a fantastic bag Michele! I can see why you love it so much.

monique said...

What a great mail day you had!!

Solstitches said...

What a wonderful bag! I love it - the red fabric , the stitching and the pretty lining.
Definitely a great PIF gift.

Margaret

StitchCat said...

What a great surprise Michele...Can I ask what a PIF is - I feel like Im the only one that doesnt know :)

Sonda in OR said...

What a wonderful bag! Thanks for the earlier post with movie recommendations...I added those to my Netflix queue.

I like that Trilogy design!

Karen said...

Your red bag is gorgeous!! Jean did a great job!

Shelleen said...

I love the bag and am also a Bills fan :-)

stitcherw said...

What a gorgeous bag, that would be a fun surprise to come home too. Your Summer Tree in your previous post was lovely too, glad it finally got to its destination.
Sue

Michele B. said...

What a fantastic PIF gift! It will make the perfect project bag. You are so lucky to be the first recipient of something from a very talented stitcher. Thanks for mentioning Shakespeare's Peddler - they are new to me and I love what I've seen on their website.

Nancy said...

Such a pretty red bag! I love the big sunflower on your blog!

Old Yankee Stitcher said...

What a terrific PIF, Jean did a great job. CJ(ok;-)

Ruth said...

lol Now, now, be nice to Bills fans! Especially ones that give you AWESOME BAGS!!!!!!!!!!! You luck ole dog. Maybe you'll bring it to Pals? We could have you model????

Dani - tkdchick said...

Wow that's gorgeous!!!!

Dragonflymystic said...

Hi Michelle,
Just wanted to say hi... I am a sister stitcher from the fair and square group and I clicked on your link :) I live in the woods of Snohomish :) Wa.
Happy Stitching
Laura
who is hoping to make it to Anacortez to the stitch shop soon.
Wouldnt it be nice if there were more lns :)

Barbara said...

That is such a fabulous bag! :D

Solstitches said...

That's a lovely bag. What a great PIF gift to receive.