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Monday, January 17, 2011

The nut doesn't fall far from the tree . . . . .

My great-grandmother quilted, my grandmother made clothes, my mother was great at home-dec sewing, I quilt, and now the next generation is strutting her stuff.

Look what The Married One made for me for my birthday last week!



A beautiful Amy Butler bag from a Ralph Lauren tweed with suede handles.  And like her mother, she changed the pattern some because that's what we do.  She added the button closure and changed the pockets inside to hold this . . . . 


My new little netbook that I bought for myself for said birthday.  It's a tiny little thing that  only does internet surfing, checking email and blogging, of course.  Now I can go to my shows as a vendor and keep connected to my bloggy friends.

I'm glad it was one of my good attributes that she picked up on!!

Blessings, Cathi
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11 comments:

mariebeers said...

What a lovely gift and thoughtful daughter. Enjoy your bag.

Barb said...

Your daughter did a fantastic job, just love it.

Darlene said...

Fabulous bag, Cathi. The apple definitely didn't fall from the tree. :-) BTW, you're going to love your netbook - I love mine.

JayTee said...

she did a nice job on the bag..Happy Birthday!!

Wendy @ Ravenwood Whimzies said...

Lovely bag! Great job by your daughter - you taught her well.
Belated Happy Birthday!

Beckyjean said...

What a wonderful gift. I bet it was even better knowing that your daughter took the time to create something just for you.

Happy Belated Birthday!! It sounds like it was a good one.

Becky

soggibottom said...

I also come from a family of people who are really good with a needle. :-) Love the bag :-) Congratulations for your birthday... you never said how old you are ! :-) x x x

paulette said...

Wow!! Gorgeous bag!! I would fall over if one of my daughters sewed ANYTHING! They did not pick that gene up from me!! :o)Yours is just gorgeous!! And love the mini computer!
Paulette

Quilt Hollow said...

I just love when we gift ourselves...usually get what we really wanted right? Your daughter was so thoughtful...wonderful.

Mary @ Neat and Tidy said...

Very cute bag!

And I hope the birthday was a happy one.

Kathie said...

love your new bag, haven't thought about a little netbook but I have my eye on an I PAD to travel with...
someday! hmmm love that idea maybe I need to buy it for myself for my birthday...GREAT IDEA!
Kathie