Yeah! I have my very first cross stitch finish for 2009! I decided to get back into stitching by doing a small project--a free SAL by Dyan Allaire from Kustom Krafts--offered on her Yahoo group. Dyan's intention was for the design to be finished into a gift bag.
However, once I got the design stitched, I decided to go in a little different direction with it. I decided to stitch it onto the side of a tote bag so I could carry my current stitch project in the tote. One thing led to another, as I was putting borders around the design, I thought, "Ok, what if I lined the stitching and made it into a pocket on the outside of the tote bag?" This is what I came up with: