Monday, February 15, 2010

I finished the tote bag by Karen Kahle!

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And I had the best time hooking it!  It hooked up really fast.  Then came the sewing with a machine part….

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And the swearing…. Broke the needle within a few minutes!!!

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I am going to change the handle material to a pink wool.  I think the stripes are just too bright.  And I think I’ll add some sort of trim around the top of the bag too.

Hope everyone had a great Valentine’s day!  Mine was great!  He spoils me and I love it!  And he even proved he Listens to me.  A while back I told him I’d like to try my hand at growing an orchid.  He got me two for V. day.  One white, the other lavendar.  Also two more silver charms for my bracelet.  And a pot of daffodils to set out in the spring! 

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It’s still snowing here and has done so every day since last Friday.  Not sticking on the ground, just looking beautiful.

Have a great week




Grandma Yellow Hair said...

This bag turned out really pretty...You worked on it pretty fast too.
Love it
Thanks for sharing it

Joanne said...

Great bag - I think you are right about the straps - I think the stripes takes away from it. It's beautiful though.

Jeanne (RED) said...

Your bag is really pretty! Whose pattern is it?

Hope you are feeling well. Lots of LOVE to you!

Jeanne L.

TamboinMO said...

The bag looks great! Love the orchids too! Just want you to know I'm thinking of you today! My V-Day card I made for Kenny looked like a 5 year old made it, but he loved it! :)

Alice ~ Folk Art Primitives said...

Your bag looks lovely ~ and good luck with the orchids!! I've never tried it but I think have just right spot regarding light and temp is the key. My friend has had one for years on a enclosed sunporch and it thrives!! Glad you had a good V day!!!

Kim said...

Really cute bag. Good luck with the orchids. I tried my hand at bonsai trees last year. (not a good result! lol) Keep us posted.

Ter'e said...

Oh Sheri - I love the bag. Your pink is growing on me.......and I'm not even a pink kinda gal! But the bag is oooohhhhh-laaaaaaa-laaaaaaaa.

I have several orchids here in FL. I leave them outside all the time and Mother Nature takes care of them. I feed 'em when I remember and they bloom and bloom. The key is supposed to be "a little food and a little water".......... How can something so ugly grow such gorgeous blooms? One of Mother Nature's secrets.

So glad to see you posting - that tells me you are feeling better. THAT is a great sign!

Rugs and Pugs said...

Sheri ~
The bag looks great!
I've been thinkin' 'boutcha and hoping life is going well. Sending prayers and a big hug your way :)

Lea said...

Hi Sheri,

Wanted to pop in and see how you're doing?! I love your tote bag. You're so talented... it's adorable!
I've never grown orchids before. I admire them .... but have never tried it before. Hope you're do great!


Torie Jayne said...

Such a beautiful bag! Have a sweet day!

Jacque. said...

Hey Sheri

This is totally awesome! Great hooking and colors. The sewing...sorry you had a rough time with it, but you stuck with it. The orchids...WOW! Been thinking about you and hope that you are doing well.

Knatolee said...

What a cool idea. The bag looks great!