Be joyful even though you have considered all the facts...practice resurrection. -Wendell Berry

Friday, October 31, 2014

My friend Cathleen, or TQOE (The Queen of Everything) is a huge Kaffe Fassett fan. She pulled these fabrics from her stash and asked me to make her a purse with them for her birthday. IN MAY. Yes, well, life has been full and my sewing studio was non-existent and I've let it slide for far too long. Now that my sewing studio is beginning to take shape, I decided to get this put together for her and send it for her half birthday... So, Cathleen, keep an eye out for Rudy the mail carrier sometime next week, OK?

I've made a few of these before, to see another one, take a peek here. The pattern can be found here.

Now I am off to light the Jack-o-lanterns. Halloween was my dad's very favorite holiday, so I will invite his spirit to join me on the porch, matches in hand and we'll see what mischief we can get up to. Sending you best wishes for a happy Halloween!


  1. great jack-o-lanterns
    I like that you remembered your dad

  2. the tqoe says THANK YOU. loved the jackolanterns. we love Halloween because it's cate's birthday. glad to keep your dad in mind, too. and blake james was a teenage mutant ninja turtle...shades of his auntie carly. love to all. tqoe ps twins are coming on the 25th!

  3. The purse is charming, Karen, and I hope you felt your father's presence as you lit the jack-o-lanterns Halloween night! Happy November!

  4. Curious how trick or treating in your rural VT spot compares to your suburban history. Glad to see you sewing again!