I am reposting this because Blogger lost it. A while ago my mom asked me if I would make my uncle's girlfriend a bag. Joanie has been so nice to my mom. Recently, Joanie planned the cruise that my mom went on with her, my uncle and another aunt. Mom wanted to say "thank you". She said she'd pay me for making the bag. I said I would make it for the cost of the fabric, only. Not my labor!
Joanie is a hip 72 years young. I haven't been able to find any fabric that was screaming "Joanie" to me, until today. I went to my LQS to return a gadget that was an impulse buy last week. I decided I didn't need a $35 circle maker. I'd rather have a few yards of fabric, instead. I wanted to build my Kona solids stash with some black and dark brown, a blue stripe to add to my future "stripey" quilt stash and then I spotted a bag sitting behind the counter. When I asked about it the clerk said it was a future class but they didn't have a date for it yet. Well, I wanted to make it today, so I bought some black and white fabrics, went in the car and sketched the bag and came home and made the bag my way.
$25 in fabric plus 5 hours of labor at $20 per hour=$125...that's what I would have to charge for this bag but who would pay that much? Not me!
Isn't it so cute? I think Joanie will be surprised and pleased.