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Sunday, April 17, 2016

Grab and Go Bag

Have you received your copy of the Summer edition of Primitive Quilts and Projects?  Inside you will find this fun bag that I designed to carry my iPad or my current appliqué project.    

The design wraps aroung to the back of the bag as you can see in this construction photo, 

And it has plenty of pockets inside, including slotted pockets so you can just slip a credit card and ID in and you'll be traveling light- and hands free since you can make the strap long enough to go cross-body!  I never hang onto a purse anymore if I don't have to!

You can purchase a kit for this project, including all of the Japanese fabrics, wool, and magnetic snap closure to make this great bag on my website!  And if you don't have a subscription for the magazine, you can get your copy here

This time of year especially, I don't like to have to carry around and keep track of a purse, but if I'm wearing it, it's no bother!  It would have been perfect to have this weekend when my sisters Kathy and Sue and I had a sisters evening the other day to meet up at Arbor Crest Winery in Spokane.  It's always beautiful up there with a view of the Spokane river and mountains, and they were having a tulip festival with live music.  We had a fun late afternoon visit and we got to sit outside and enjoy the sunshine, tulips and music.  They have a summer concert series that we'll probably be taking advantage of too!  

I have a very hard time resisting the flowers this time of year!  Everything is looking so beautiful!  Tom rolled his eyes at me but loaded up the half whiskey barrel for me to plant with some perennials- don't you think it looks great in the back of the wagon?  I will wait a bit before I add any annuals but already they are so cheerful!

I've been working on a new crazy book for Spring Market next month and have a fun new crazy flower to go along with the crazy busy bee and other fun favorite things!  But I'm hoping to take a break later today and maybe talking my husband into adding another flower to my sunflower grow-through.  It's like a metal fence to keep the sunflowers upright as they grow-you can see the dead ones from last year that we left for the birds and haven't cleared out yet!  But I do so enjoy collecting stuff (junk) and then having Tom turn it into flowers!  But for now, I guess it's best I that I get back to my "fabric" flowers and get some quilting done! Enjoy your weekend!