Saturday, December 05, 2009


I was beginning to think that I'd never create anything again. It's been at least two months. Roger has been in an acute rehab up in Marine County for two weeks now so mom, Stacy, and I  came home to the desert where  I've been catching up ever since. Suddenly there are numerous doctor appointments and medical tests to take care of; nine of them lined up.

While it may look like I made two tote bags the photos are of the front and bag on the one I've made from this pattern/idea. A dear friend sent me the appliqued/quilted dragons eons ago and I considerd making pillows. But after going out to dinner a couple of times, while we stayed at my daughter's house so that I could be near Roger, I changed my mind. My grandsons carry toys in plastic bags with them when they go to restaurants. Their backpacks are too large to haul along. Ah! Tote bags with pockets in them might prove to be useful. Being that Linda did all of the beautiful work this tote went together in very little time. This one is 15 inches square, and rather than making it reversible I added pockets to the lining. 

Quote: Good ideas are not adopted automatically. They must be driven into practice with courageous patience. Robert Welch.


Anonymous said...

Your grandsons will love that tote!! What a great gift from their Grand Mom. Well done!

Julie said...

The tote bag looks great and your grandson will love it. I'm glad you've managed to find some time to be creative and I hope Roger is making progress. I'm sorry I haven't been in touch for a while and I hope you are taking care of yourself. x

Penny said...

I have also used that pattern, but yours look fabulous, Glad you are busy but I suppose things may never return to 'normal'whatever that is. Keep your chin up.

Val Foster said...

I'm so glad you got some art done. I'm sure your grandsons will love this. I can totally relate to the "finally" thing. At this point for me, making any new art seems like such an uphill battle, and a supreme accomplishment. Not exactly the way I prefer to approach making art, but then hey, life happens, and there's a time for everything, I keep telling myself.

Good job here, and take it one little step at a time. That's what I'm trying to do. And yes, please take care of yourself...many of us out here love you.

queenopearls said...

Beautiful and always ALWAYS good to see you posting on your blog again. This tote is wonderful. I know the boys with love them.
You totally ROCK Sis!