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My Newest Pattern - The Paris Bag

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As most of you know that follow me I love to design patterns that are FUN, FAST & FUNCTIONAL. The really driving force behind that is -- I know that we don't have a lot of time to SEW so when we do find the time I want it to be productive.  Nothing says FUN better than finishing a project - am I RIGHT?  This design is from 1 yard of fabric and you get a bag plus a mini snap bag!  If your like me you love to collect fat quarters and 1 yard of beautiful cottons fabric.

This bag also makes a great gift for a baby shower - it can be used a diaper bag and then when the child is older they can use it as their book or school bag.  It works great for the gym, grocery bag or a day trip.  It
can easily be made in 2 to 3 hours.  I think it takes more time to iron on the Pellon interfacing to stabilize the material than it does to construct it.  I hope that this pattern becomes one of your favorites to make as it has become one of my favorite designs.

My Sweet Lilly - JOY!

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It's been 2 weeks since Lilly passed and it hasn't got any easier.  I sure miss that sweet little fur baby! She was my shadow, companion and lap/nap fur baby!  She passed on January 5, 2017 at 9:36 pm very peacefully.  In December she had developed Congestive Heart Failure and we were treating her with medicine.  She seemed to improve a little bit but then slowly decline.  She was always so active and never showed her age until recently. She was my Mother's Day gift in 2005.  I remember like yesterday the excitement and that cute little black bundle of JOY!!  I will continue to remember all the JOY and MEMORIES that she brought to my life!!  Sugar has had a hard time without her too.  She lays where Lilly did I think waiting for her.  Lilly would groom Sugar - it was the cutest thing!  Sugar has only know life with Lilly.  I have received such wonderful gifts honoring Lilly from my friends.  We did bury Lilly in the front left corner of our home because this is the only ho…