I made another crocheted bag: this time a smaller one, but from the same pattern as the last one.
This bag was a gift for my niece Maria, who just graduated from high school. I spent a lovely weekend visiting with my parents, sister (Maria's mom) and my brother and sister-in-law.
I drove the 6 hours and back by myself: I really like solo travel. I get to stop where and when I want and I get to pick the music I listen to in the car. I like to put my ipod on shuffle so that the next song is always a surprise. I also caught up on episodes of NPR's This American Life, and I started an audio book, Fanny Herself, by Edna Ferber, which is a nicely-read free download from Librivox.
I lined this bag with a black and white fan print, since it's kinda girly.
And I finished piecing this quilt for Debra's charity efforts. It looks the same as the last time I showed it (though the stripes were going the other way in earlier photos), but now it's actually sewn together and soon I'll get it in the mail. Soon.
Thank you for all you sweet comments on the Fall Madonna. Having finished these two projects, I'm now working on some UFOs. I quilted one, and put borders on another. Photos will follow.