Saturday, March 22, 2008

Purse and more fabric

Do you remember when I bought some fabric to make a purse with? Yeah, it was almost a year ago. I finally broke out the cool fabrics and set to work. The pattern wasn't hard to follow. I had to re-read things a few times to make sure I was doing it right but I got it. I started working on it on Thursday and mostly finished it yesterday. I still need to hand stitch the opening closed. Oh, I didn't make the little scarf thing. I don't wear scarves at all so why make one.

Today I got to hang out with my mommy. We went to Starbucks first because what outing is complete without a Chai? Then we went to two different gardening stores for her sake. I felt like I was back in a Tack and Feed Shop in Colorado in one of them. Kinda nice actually. The other one was very nice too. The best part is how close they are to the quilt store! Of course, that was our next stop.

I think I spent about an hour pulling different bolts down, laying them out, tossing half of them aside, and then hunting for more that matched. My mom was very patient and helped a lot. Mostly, she didn't rush me even though I was befuddled and confused. I hate to be picky but the fabrics have to work together whether their for me or for someone else.

What cha think?

Once I was finally done at the quilt store we had a nice lunch close by.

It was a wonderful way to spend part of my day.


Samantha said...

Oh, I've ALWAYS wanted to make that bag- and even the scarf thingy! Yours is wonderful- and the fabrics you chose totally work together!

Amy Y said...

The bag is great!! You did a beautiful job!

I think the fabric you picked out really went well together... pretty colors! What are you going to make with it?

Glad you had a nice day with your mom!

country mouse said...

What a great bag! You did an awesome job!!

The fabrics you and your mom picked out look awesome together. They are going to make a beautiful quilt.

Glad you got to spend such a nice day with your mom. Those days are always special :cD

Auntie Debbie said...

Ellen, those fabrics that you picked out are very pretty and go great together. Hummm, I wonder who they could be for! :)

Love you!