Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Catch-Up and Carry-All

AHA! It has taken just over 6 months, but I have finally secured an internet connection. Yea! So let me do a quick catchup for anyone who once read this blog and have returned to read it again.

Hubby and I moved to Des Moines WA. Only about a half hour outside of Seattle. Very close to the airport. The planes are loud, but we hardly mind. We have TONS of space and a view of Mount Rainier that would shock the fur off a cat. We are now responsible for quite a larger living area than our previous one-bedroom in Seattle. We're in a full-blown house in fact. Who knew that we could ever be so fortunate? We also adopted a heart-meltingly lovable black lab/great dane puppy named Denali.

And did I mention that I now have more than just a cubby to sew in? I have a full-on workstation. I have my grandmother's old sewing table. I have bay windows with a view of the mountain. And I have space to spread out my mountains of fabric. Jealous much? I know I don't deserve it. Any day I'm going to wake up and *poof* we'll be back in our little apartment, but until then, I'm milking it for all it's worth.

And my dreams of owning a farm have only strengthened in the past six months. Now that I have some dirt to dig in, I will have lots of time to practice. Plus, I have (not-so-subtly) been dropping hints to Hubby of a yearning for backyard chickens.

So, even though no one has heard from me in awhile, I have been very busy with my craftiness. First up is one of my prouder accomplishments. I made a carry-all for myself a couple weeks ago.



And I love love love it! I got the pattern from Anna Maria (don't you just LOVE her?) Highly recommended. Very fun bag. I can carry all the normal stuff: keys, wallet, phone plus my lunch AND any due library books. My poor messenger bag couldn't handle all that. And I was frequently seen on the bus with three to four different totes just trying to get all my crap from A to B. But no more. The Multi-Tasker tote can handle it all. Ahhh, satisfaction.

2 comments:

mp2athome@msn.com said...

Yea!!!!! I missed your posts! Darling bag (of course I've seen it in person).... the photo doesn't show all the beautiful hand stitching.

KTZMom

Dixie said...

Hi from Chicago! Love reading your blog. I really like both of the bags I've seen. My birthday is just around the corner. Hint! Hint!
Take care. Gramma