Well, it's snowing again. The year I lived on the north end of Vancouver Island, it got to the point where I didn't bother looking out the windows in the morning, because I knew it would be raining. It rains all winter there (that's why I only stayed one year.) It's almost to that point here.. no point opening the blinds and gazing expectantly out to the new day - you just know you're going to see a whole lot of WHITE. The snow seems to be never-ending. And although today's forecast is only for 10-15 cm., we have another doozey of a storm coming on Sunday. Argghhhh!!
Lest you think I've just been hibernating from the nastiness of winter and eating bonbons, here is a small project I've just completed. Admittedly I have not been spending enough time at my machine, but I am getting back at it...
This totebag is a design by Pink Sand Beach Designs and is #124, the Fiji Tote. The pattern included very clear instructions, step by numbered step, with color photos to illustrate. Now why can't all patterns do that? This is especially good for those who are "visual learners" but I think we ALL do better with accompanying photos - sure makes it easy to compare what yours looks like, with what it's supposed to look like... It is an easy pattern, nothing too difficult. It has a panel on each side of the interior, which is divided into three pockets, so six pockets in all. Of course you could divide them differently for more (smaller) or fewer (larger) pockets. The pocket panels have a contrasting band across the top, and I did the pockets in the gold fabric which contrasts well with the lining, for easy visibility.
I know, I know, you're thinking "It doesn't look like her, it's not blue." Well fear not, I do have a FQ bundle of fabrics that I bought along with the pattern to make a second one... in blues/greens. But I loved these brown and black fabrics, and they're a nice change. And change can be good. Or at least refreshing. (Are you listening, Mother Nature?)
"If nothing ever changed, there'd be no butterflies." ~ Unknown