Monday, August 15, 2016

The Bee Purse

A while ago my youngest sister asked me to make a small purse for the nurse that works in her doctor's office.  When the nurse admired the one that C was wearing she decided that it would make a great retirement gift for the nurse.  I told C that she had to buy the fabric because she was very specific about what she wanted.  I received the parcel on Wednesday and then proceeded to him and haw about making this bag.  I had made up the pattern for the original purse so I needed to refresh my memory and to look up some patterns on the internet to get help putting it together.  The first bag also had seams showing on the inside and I don't like that anymore.  I guess I have grown in my sewing.

I started the bag on Saturday and worked all day on to get it finished.

There is a back open pocket that I secured with Velcro and a small pocket inside for keys or something.  The strap is long enough to wear across the body for security.
I mailed it last Monday to California and she received today which is really something for sure with our mail service.  She loved the bag.

In the parcel with the Bee fabric was also a great deal of fabric that C decided that she didn't want anymore since she wasn't doing much quilting so she sent it on to me.  I pulled out some of the colours that went together and made her a hot mat.

Amish Folded Star Hot Mat.

The original pattern was round but I found another pattern that made the mat into a square.  It is Vicki's Fabric Creations.  You can find it HERE


1 comment:

cmcleonard said...

I know I said this earlier, but I absolutely love both of those items. The Bee purse is so adorable. The retiring nurse is also a beekeeper, so I think it will be something that she finds adorable too and useful in her travels. And as for the hot mat I am completely enchanted with it. The way Peggy put the earthy fabrics together works so beautifully. Its three-dimensional quality is just something I can't even describe it's like master class origami. There's something just so unique and beautiful about it. I really love it and will cherish it and make sure that it doesn't get dirty. Thanks again Peggy!