A couple of months ago I lent my sewing machine to a friend of mine. Yesterday I went to get it back and was surprised that she had a gift for me: A beautiful quilted bag which she had hand embroidered. She had seen an idea in one of my books so thought she'd give it a go. She's stitched over the top of the flower outlines.
I was really touched by her kindness. She knows I hardly ever sew for myself these days and I certainly would not be able to do the hand stitching. The bag is almost too beautiful to use.