Saturday, June 30, 2007

With Friends Like These . . . .

. . . one is very blessed. I have been admiring this handbag for a couple of weeks now. Nicole has made at least two that we know of (scroll down her blog to see them both -- can't decide which is more wonderful), and probably isn't ready to quit yet. In my current bag lady mode, I just knew I needed this pattern, too. Went so far as to check it out on Ebay just the other day. Decided the pattern prolly isn't going anywhere, but I am. We leave for our trip in less than two weeks. So, using maturity I rarely exhibit, I decided not to purchase the pattern just now. But to wait and see if my smittenness continues after returning from our trip, and then choose whether or not to succumb.
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Sistah Kathy B has spared me. I was out running morning errands on this beautiful day Near Philadelphia, and came home to find the postal person had arrived. Bringing me this pattern, directly from my good friend in California! Isn't she a peach?
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And you know what this means, don't you? With any luck and good time management, I will have my Frenchy Bag made and ready to take with me on my trip! Let the sewing begin!

2 comments:

Carol said...

How fun! Can't wait to see your bag.

atet said...

What a great bag pattern -- can't wait to see what you do with it. I'm working on a disappearing 9 patch as well -- mine is in Christmas fabrics. And despite my own no-buy pledge for the month (and mine really has to do more with curbing my spending than whether or not my stash needs to be curbed -- I need to use some of what I have before I can really justify spending more on new fabrics) I did have to go out and get an extra charm pack to finish the blocks.

Love your other block groupings too. Have you seen Finn's orphan block challenge? Seems to me some of these blocks might just qualify!