embroidered Duftin bags I have in my stash, so last week I suspended other stitching activity to cross-stitch another of these.
I chose a flowered one in black.
These are easy projects to carry around - no instructions needed. The bags are pre-made, very strong, grosgrain fabric, and the thread, scissors and needle go inside the bag for convenient carriage - a take anywhere project. The thread comes in long precut lengths, so you can even manage without scissors if you are taking it on a plane, as I in fact did.
The challenge is to keep the thread going in a direction that will not involve cutting as the pattern twists and turns.
As simple as it is, the design is lovely, cleverly exploiting the spaces created between the cross and the back stitch.
My friend was delighted with her bag and used it for her many purchases in Adelaide over the weekend. I got the pleasure of making it, and of seeing it used. Very satisfying.