How exciting it was to receive a lovely note and photos of two projects from Yuka who lives in Nagasaki, Japan!
Yuka wrote, I enjoy stitching, and I love your designs. I was able to finish my favorite two. On these two projects, I learned different ways to finish cases, and I had a lot of fun making them.
The first photos are of Yuka’s Maidens of the Sea. The photos clearly show the beautiful job she did with stitching this case and scissors weight and also with the assembly. Also notice the beautiful piece of whitework on which she has placed her pieces.
Yuka wrote, I love the color combination on this project. The queen stitches took a long time, but I had great joy when I finished.
My model for this project was based on a pocketbook I found at an antique show. I was particularly excited because the antique is in such wonderful condition. Even the original ribbon closure is still attached! Often the ribbon is partially or totally missing. My version is an adaptation of the antique--it is the same size and with the same ribbon closure as the original . I changed the thread colors, but I used a bright silk lining similar to what is on my antique. I also added an area on the inside for personalizing the pocketbook.
Yuka also wrote, I love both works. Stitch stores are very limited in Japan, so I purchase your charts and materials from an online store in the United States. I will stitch other designs, and I look forward to your new charts.
Yuka, thank you very much for sharing these photos of your beautiful work!! You can certainly be very proud of your accomplishments!!