Friday, January 11, 2013

inspired delights .. ♦

Inspired by a vintage strip of needle point found at a thrift shop in Anchorage, Alaska. I've been holding on to it for quite awhile .. 
not know quite what to do with it. 
It came wrapped neatly in a bag with a few more odds and ends 
obviously from the same person. Included was a receipt for the burgundy wool yarn dated 1956 .. well AK wasn't even a state until 1959! Pretty cool, eh?

Groove on the Move Messenger Bag

The moment I saw this fabulous piece of art I knew I needed to preserve all the wonderful work that went into it ... as it was sitting on the shelf at the Senior Center Thrift Shop in Wenatchee Washington framed in a seriously too yellow frame. 
I bought this lovely, took it home, dismantlement it and carefully cleaned this glorious piece of nostalgic needlework.
What came out... 
a messenger bag that will be sure to delight! 

fun fun fun

~ enjoy ~


Dawn of LaTouchables said...

Your bags (and the stories that go with them) are drool-worthy. And that Ursula Leguin quote says it all!

Love that piece of embroidery on your masterpiece!

Valerie Boersma said...

It is one of the most delightful bags I've ever seen!! I love the story behind the needle point too-it is cool!

Have a great weekend, Lisa! :)

Louise said...

What can I say Lisa - this is just fantastic!! I love it, you've outdone yourself. :)

andrea creates said...

what a great idea! love your bags~
have a super weekend :)

Lisa Graham said...

Wow ...both of these bags are really something special and the stories behind them as well!

Love that quote...I've seen that before and have always loved it.

windrock studio said...

It's always such a thrill to see each new bag ~ the inside is so carefully & beautifully finished and I love that!

Anonymous said...

I love that much detail...and oh so yummy vintage! Great find.

ciao bella
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