Anyway, here is her bag:
Isn't it pretty? Those shades of blue and green are her favorites. I'm not sure how durable embroidered batik will be for a tote bag, but she is thrilled.
Then, since I had the sewing stuff out, I decided to sew another tote bag that I've been wanting to make for a friend. This one is Alicia Paulson's Jane Market Bag. It's fun to select fabrics for these bags. I made a bunch of them a few years ago when the pattern first came out, which you can see in my needlework set on Flickr. I like the brown and pink color combination in this one.
Five hours on two tote bags yesterday made the day earn the title Tote Bag Tuesday. It was 100 degrees here yesterday, so it was nice to have an excuse to sit inside and keep cool.