Yes, contrary to popular belief, I am, indeed, alive.
See? I have proof. I have sewn a new purse.
This is the Amy Butler pattern I started on August 31. Yup, Bobbi has been waiting an entire month and a half for her shop sample. Wheeeee!
My first excuse is that I have been sick for a week and a half. I also had a heck of a time cutting out batting and interfacing for all 50,000 pieces. (That’s ALMOST not an exaggeration. Honest.)
I hated every minute of cutting it out, of sewing it, of stewing over how in the heck to cut it out and where in there world Dear Amy wanted me to sew what. But in the end…
I adore this purse!
Everything I need fits in here perfectly, though the purse is smaller than my usual tote. Two reporter’s notebooks, my cell phone, glasses and even a pocket for gum and lip gloss. My wallet fits in cozily in the center with room to spare for a set of keys and a protein bar or two.
Bobbi was very smart to pick out fabric that I am not terribly fond of — though I become more and more fond of it as time passes — because then I won’t be (as) tempted to keep this one for myself.
BUT, as much as I am sure someone out there will like this fabric and its colors, I, however, think it clashes with my reddish hair. SO! See you on Friday, Miss Bobbi! I’ll stop by sometime between my icon writing lesson at 10:30 and the beer tasting and brewery tour at 3:00. 😀