Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Jan’s “Flora Bag”

I got an e-mail last week from Jan Savu, a woman who used to be in my local quilt guild, Lake Norman Quilters, but moved to Arkansas a few months ago. She wrote to say that she had made a bag using my “Flora Bag” pattern:
“I finished it up at our quilting guild retreat here in Arkansas and what a hit it was, one of the girls called you right from the retreat to order more patterns. I remember you carrying it to a guild meeting and loved the bag but I don't remember it being so tall, my solution was to just fold down the finished top about 2 inches, kind of made a finished look to the inside, you might be able to see it in the picture. I added some hanging beads to the flap and love it, of course I've already had lots of compliments. Enjoy your blog; keeps me up on all the happenings there. Thanks for a great pattern and easy to follow instructions.”
It was so sweet of Jan to send the photo and nice note. I love seeing how people take my designs and make them their own. Isn’t her bag gorgeous?