Monday, November 9, 2009
Heather's tote bag
My dear friend Heather had surgery in August. We've been friends since we were seven years old, and trust me when I say that's been a long time and that we've been through a lot together. We've had fights that completely embarrass me now.
And she's been there for me when I couldn't have even thought to ask. Seriously. The morning after the worst night of my life, I woke up to her sitting beside me on the bed. She found out about my personal tragedy on her way to work, and came to my house to make sure I was ok. That's loyalty.
So when I found out she was having surgery and I knew I couldn't be there since we live 400 miles apart right now, I wanted to do something special for her instead. I decided that she might actually get the chance to read a few books and enjoy a few treats while she was resting, and that a nice tote bag to hold it all in was a worthy gift. Unfortunately, I am not as good as she is and didn't get it to her in time.
Hopefully, the yumminess of the bag makes up for my slackness. I wanted something that said "Heather" to me, and this blue and the dots and the flowers did it for me.
Actually, I think I want one for myself.
The pattern is the tote bag from Bend the Rules Sewing by Amy Karol. The pattern calls for a panel of a striking pattern with a matching inside pocket, but when I got finished my husband thought it looked better inside out. I think I agree. The pocket does kind of pop.