Bewitched by Bobbi & the Magic of a Little (LOT of) Hard Work

You remember the trouble I got into a couple of days ago when I said, “I wanna do something different”? (My hair is shorter and browner and I LOVE it!)

Sunday I said the same thing to Bobbi of Sister’s Fabric Shop.

Bobbi said, “I know!” and I came home with enough fabric to make two handbags and an Amy Butler pattern.

I glanced through the pattern and started wondering what I have gotten myself in for. Wow! It’s a LOT of work.

But! I have never bought one of Amy Butler’s patterns before, so I had no idea how clear and how well-illustrated her instructions would be. AND, get this ladies, you don’t have to trace out the size you want to make! She has both sizes, the large tote and the handbag, printed — full-size, mind you — on heavy white paper. Yay!

I can’t wait to get started! I have everything laid out and ready to go. Drop back in for updates, this won’t be a quick stitch, but I think it’ll be a really great stitch!

“If we make our goal to live a life of compassion and unconditional love, then the world will indeed become a garden where all kinds of flowers can bloom and grow.” — Elizabeth Kubler-Ross

My son Stosh has been busy around the farm. I have a new view. I’ve never had a view before — well, it was a view before, but it was a view of blackberries, thistles and broken down barbed wire fence. Now he has cleared away the fence, cut away the dead branches and tossed out the treasures trash that hid beneath the tangles.

I have no words for my gratitude for all I have. I’m stunned at my son’s ambition and energy and, and, well, I’m just stunned.


~ by Kimberly Mason on August 31, 2010.

3 Responses to “Bewitched by Bobbi & the Magic of a Little (LOT of) Hard Work”

  1. I bought Amy’s Frenchie Bag a couple of years ago and made about a dozen of them! Might be time to get a new pattern and start up again. Will watch your progress with interest.

  2. You Pacific NW people are so funny/optimistic. When I was visiting Seattle everything had a tape outline of where Mt.Ranier would be if it wasn’t raining. I never saw it until I was in the plane above the clouds. But everyone I met said, “It doesn’t rain here that much…”

  3. Isn’t this a great time of the year to reinvent our nest, expand our comfort zone and just make life all it can be. You inspire me! Love the hair by the way. Life is Good.

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