I've had this little embroidered bag for years, I picked it up at an antique fair for about £8. I've always thought it was pretty but it's only since I've tried working in goldwork I can appreciate just how lovely it is.
The goldwork wires are all laid down so neatly- no little jagged bits sticking up at all and I love the stylised detail on the tail. There are loads of small pieces of check purl stitched down like in the leaf above which catch the light. I don't know anything about this bag- I don't think it's particularly old or valuable but to me it's a bit special.