Thursday, August 21, 2008

Purse....Onally

Here's a little tidbit of information for ya....I am a bonified purse nut....a purse maven, officionado, buff, er (cough)...you get the idea...I just LOVE 'em. Anywho, here is the absolute nicest bag I have ever had, a birthday gift from my family a couple of years ago.

I'm not able to share exactly how many handbags I own, it would be difficult to count and, uh, somewhat embarassing....but, lest you think I'm a fanatic, I think it's around twenty. Not all new, mind you....I tend to hang onto my purses far longer that I should, and there are some I never use anymore. A few are kept for "sentimental reasons," and a few because I think "I may use that one again." One good thing is, all my bags are NOT Coaches. Most are sale buys in the $25 dollar range. A person could be known for a much less redeeming passion, right?

On the homefront, dust is lurking everywhere and the laundry is piling up. I took a 45 minute nap today, which is a rare occurrence in these parts. Lack of sleep and a ringing alarm at 5:00 a.m. are the culprits. Alas, I am refreshed now and will get crackin' right after dinner....which is meatloaf, pasta and salad. Sidenote: I typically make some sort of potatoes with my meatloaf, but due to said nap I had to switch gears. I don't think they'll mind.

Here's an apron I made for a friend's daughter's bridal shower. The bride is a baker, and her mom told me she is already using it and loving it. This is not my kind of apron...I prefer an old-fashioned one...but this pattern went together nicely. I used a heavier duck kind of fabric with calico for the trim. I have a couple of pieces similar to this material set aside to make kitchen towels for upcoming birthday gifts.

Tonight I am helping my daughter Emily make a dress for a wedding on Saturday. Yes, I know, this is so "last minute." Tell someone they are a blessing to you. My Emily is my blessing, procrastination and all. I love you, Honey.

6 comments:

Tea Time and Roses said...

Thank you so much for your sweet email! I am so happy that you enjoyed Tea Time! Yes, I adore teddy bears and especially bear stones! And for me, no one does it like Boyds!:o) Maybe one day we will have to share bear photos!

You have such a beautiful place here, and I indeed love your pretty banner! I am so glad our paths crossed...this is wonderful! I have a sister who shares your love for purses! Her closet is full of them! :o) I hope you stop by for another visit soon! Have a lovely rest of the week!

Smiles...

Beverly

Creations from my heart said...

Love your little photos at the end of the post. I copies the one from the 20th hope that's ok. Are the photos from the cd books? You know imitation is the best from of flattery!!! Love, Sherry

YayaOrchid said...

OOh, a girl after my own heart, :)
I too have too many purses, and cannot bear to part with them. Only now, I'm into the knitted and felted kind. They are so much prettier. And my dear, a nap is the best way to re-energize.

I see you have Mary Jane Butter's "Stitching Room". Isn't it such a nice book? I get so much inspiration from it.

I too have wanted to ask about your little pictures on your blog. I like the little birdies with the Scripture at the end of this latest post. May I ask where you find them? I would love to put such whimisical and cute little images on my blog. They are just so sweet!

Niki RuralWritings said...

Thanks for visiting, Amy. Love the postcard at the end of the post!

Wool Winder said...

I'm the kind of person that will stick with one purse for years. The one I'm using now is only getting better with age. I still receive compliments on it.

Good luck with the sewing for the wedding.

Manuela said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog - is very nice to meet you!

Love the apron but then I'm absolutely crazy about toile. It's funny because I only have three purses and each one was purchased by my hubby for me. Shoes and purses don't do anything for me. Now furniture and fabric are a different story!

Manuela
http://thepleasuresofhomemaking.blogspot.com/