Thursday, July 29, 2010

The Tote Bag Fiasco

Lynda and I are going to Ireland in 3 weeks and I wanted a tote bag that I would carry with me during the day that I could put my coat, scarf and umbrella in, in case of inclement weather.  I started out designing one in brown and turquoise to match the clothes that I am taking.  I thought I would try a "disappearing 9 patch".  The only problem was that I forgot to allow for the seam allowance.  I cut the squares at 4 inches instead of 4 1/2 so the purse was too small.    So, I decided to make another purse and made the blue one, but it didn't match my clothes so I made a third tote bag.  The last one is the right size and colour. 

Now have I two more tote bags that I don't really need.  All three have zippers and internal pockets.  I am getting quite a collection of tote bags as I have many others also that I made just for something new to try.  What to do, what to do.


Monday, July 26, 2010

This is a stain glass piece that my sister Lynda made for me.  It is called a Celtic Trinity Knot.  She started doing stainglass a few years ago but put it aside for a while and then just recently she got back to doing it again.  She has made a few large pieces and seems to enjoy it.  It is certianly a beautiful hobby, a lot like quilting, because you are designing and making something of your own creation.  Nice work Lynda.