Monday, September 26, 2011


Some time ago six wool skeins flew over land and sea into my home. They came from Norway as a present from a dear friend. She had masterly dyed them with plant material into beautiful shades of pastel greens and yellows. I was so pleased with it! Since my hands can never be without something creative to do, I took the wool and a crochet hook with me on our vacation to Montenegro with a  bag in my mind.
We had hired a room at the beach in Kumbor, a sobe, for the last three days. Since I forgot to bring a button with me I dared to ask the woman of the villa if she might have one. She brought out a very old and tattered sewing basket and rummaged around. Then smiling she presented me with the most beautiful big brown wooden button! Hvala - thank you - Vesna!
Voila - I could finish the bag and I used it happily for the remaining days!
Photographed patiently (most of the time!) :-) by my husband Uri Eshkar.


zsazsazsu said...

waw, beautiful wool, gorgeous bags ... and these views ... and a good chair and a good drink ... what at life !

Dawn of LaTouchables said...

Yael, that is one of the most beautiful bags I've ever seen--and the button matches perfectly. That is a bag to love and carry and have the most wonderful feelings of the holiday built into it--and you look gorgeous on that water!

Hilde said...

You made a lovely bag, Yael, and the button is perfect!
Love the scenery, what a beautiful place.
You seem to have enjoyed your vacation :)

Irmi said...

What a beautiful bag! Ih bin so neidisch, liebe Yael.
Liebe Grüße

Eva said...

Wie schön, der Effekt der zwei Farbtöne! Und der Knopf ist ja ein Knaller. Ich werde aus dem Foto nicht so ganz schlau. Was mag das für ein Holz sein? Ein ganz bemerkenswertes Stück von einem Knopf!
Schönen Urlaub weiterhin!

Eva said...

Vesna means "spring", doesn't it?

Bob Bushell said...

That bag is truly amazing, you must have been very relaxed.

Yael said...

Yes, it is true Eva,

Vesna means "spring" - Vesna is the ancient goddess of spring according to Slavic mythology.

Jutta said...

Liebe Yael,

ganz toll sieht Deine Tasche aus. Da warst Du ja super fleißig.

Liebe Grüße

glazedOver Pottery said...

Wow, absolutely beautiful! Perfect design, perfect balance, perfect button. My heart is going pitter patter. And I love the kismet of how the bag navigated it's way to it's button. Truly meant to be!

Pesky Cat Designs said...

Yael, you know I can not resist a good bag story!

I love everything about that bag from the color, shape and lovely button.
You are so talented my friend!

rachel awes said...

this whole story is gift!
gorgeous flying skeins! XOXOO

Annuk said...

What a wonderful bag, born in beautiful places and carrying the memories of those moments forever! The button is a little treasure!
And I always love the way you and Uri make your creations part of a landscape... a real treat for the eyes!

art spirit said...

what a lovely story and beautiful bag! Can't believe that you made the whole thing on your trip! Perfect button added a sweet memory too.

Faxi Nadu said...

amazing bag!!!