What a great sewing day I have had today! I LOVE days like this. I made this little Civilian Backpack Purse for a good friend of mine here in Alice. She and a couple other friends here in town are big Vera Bradley Fans. This is my rendition of one of her (Vera Bradley) bags. Apparently she no longer makes it, so I took a stab at it. I am crazy for how wonderful it turned out! Now I am biased. I really like my work. I have a Vera Bradley catalog, she makes some pretty cute things, but I have never been really wild for her fabric choices. Isn't that crazy? I guess that is why I like my bags better. Oh and Vera died and her family is now running the company and Wendy says they are being jerks. This is heresay....but there you go.
I also made this little wallet this morning. It is so cute and tiny! It is sorta like the one I carry. Mine is bigger and made from the softest leather. My husband got it for me at the Heidelberg Christmas Market. I think I am going to make another one for me....we will see.
We hiked up Mt Gillen yesterday. My legs are killing me. This is after I went for a little 2 mile jog. I have decided I am tired of my body not being nice and firm anymore. And my morning Sun Salutations are only doing so much. We are going to be a fit family!
Look at all the things you can stuff in the new wallet? So darn practical! OK, now onto books....I am very disappointed with Kite Runner. I have given it chances. I have been a good reader, but last night I read the last of it that I am going to read. I threw it across the bedroom. That is it. Tambur, this was a terrible book! Yuck! Should I really give it one more chance? I just don't want to deal with little cleft lipped boys being raped. It is just too horrible. I am just going to cancel my vacation to Afghanistan (just kidding, there is no way my husband would go with me there, I will just have to wait until I get reactivated in the Nurse Corps). This is why I normally stick to Romance Novels. Does anyone have any good authors to suggest?
I am going to go eat dinner (grilled lamb and salad) then I will finish this post.