What a wonderful weekend! I woke up on Thrusday morning almost squealing with delight over the fact that a four-day holiday weekend was beginning. Our day was lazy and divine–one of the best Thanksgiving’s ever. We had our meal at 6:30 in the evening at my son’s home so I did not have to worry about hosting this year. I watched the Thanksgiving Day parade while I made my Cauliflower & Broccoli salad. Later on in the afternoon, I made a pan of baked corn casserole. There were three gluten-sensitive people in attendance so all the food was prepared gluten free and it was all soo good.
Friday and Saturday consisted of cleaning the house, putting the tree up and decorating for Christmas. There was another get-together at my husband’s house Saturday evening and church and grocery shopping on Sunday. It is unbelievable but I am ready to jump back into the routine!
I have been working on a purse type tote this past month and wanted to post a quick pic of it:
It is quite a bit deeper that I anticipated. Of course–I messed up quite early in the construction process by not paying attention when I cut my corners out when assembling the bottom of the bag but once you have cut, there is no going back! It is suppose to be wider than taller. This is a quilted bag. About three years ago, Moda had a fabric line called JAVA by Deb Strain and the wonderful people at Lolly’s Fabrics in Shipshewana took my two favorite pieces from the line and quilted them for me. As I had the coffee shop at the time, it just seemed appropo.
Here is a side view of the bag with its little tab and button detail at the top.
Here is an inside view of the bag and the contrasting side of the fabric and inside pocket. The other challenge I faced with this pattern is that in addition to cutting it wrong in step #1, I was using quilted fabric which the pattern does not call for, so I had to make several adjustments.
Here is the pattern that I used by “Me and My Sister Designs”. I purchased this at Lolly’s Fabrics also. They have several other cute purse patterns. I think I may attempt another one and try following all the rules this time for fabrics and cutting. I bet I have a much better outcome! ☺
It is December 1 today. Have a wonderful Christmas Holiday month!
From me and mine to you and yours