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Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Purses from California

Way back in the early Spring when I went to Asilomar, I purchased a wacky, happy handbag from one of the artists' in residence at Asilomar. If you don't remember how that one looked, check it out here.

I could have sold that handbag a hundred times since then, and every time I see my Doc, she comments on how I always find the neatest things on my trips. She really, really, really liked my handbag this year, too. I got to thinking about how much she's helped me emotionally as well as physically over the years, and I thought getting her one of these purses would be a nice thank you.

I ordered two of them, and this is the one I gave her today. Her squeals and smiles told me how me she liked it (right Dr. S?) BUT, she insisted on paying me for it. Oh well.....

I asked Pat Busby (the designer)for a handbag to carry this fall, and while I don't think I would ever have asked her to make THIS bag, I have fallen in love with it!
I can hardly wait to start carrying it!

I have Pat's web address in the car, because I am trying to promote several of her patterns to local quilt shops, so I'll post her information in the next post. Watch this space!

8 comments:

Susan said...

I really hate purses, but these could change my mind. =)

Dawn said...

Oh very fun!

Linda_J said...

WOW--these are both so cool. I can see why the doctor went gaga over them. Even though she insisted on paying you back, you DID track it down for her and picked the one you thought she would like.

Karrin Hurd said...

These are both great, I love both of them!

ForestJane said...

That is a cute bag. :)

But I must say I hate those bamboo handles, I know they stay cleaner and you can wipe them down, but you also can't sling them over your shoulder.

... and if you are like me and weigh your purse down too heavily with a diet coke and an apple in addition to your wallet, keys, (etc.) then the ridges in the bamboo don't feel good in your hands. But I LOVE the embellishments and fabric colors on your autumn-themed one!

joyce said...

The bags are great. I loev the autumn one. Beautiful colors.

Judy said...

I would worry about it not being a true present, she was probably worried about some ethical thing...the intent is still there and it's a fabulous bag!!

The fall one is busy, but really cool once you start looking at all the stuff she did! You will get lots of comments!

Carol Johnson said...

Always love to check your blog! I absolutely love the handbags and the dog quilt. The picture of Grandma with Bryans girls is cute too! Carol