I have returned from my lovely retreat weekend. It seemed appropriate that one of my projects should be a Retreat Bag. This is a free pattern, from Emmaline Bags.
The bag came home, completely finished.
Pretty snappy, right?
The bag has a wire frame, that you slide into the bag, after you finish it. This makes the bag sit open on a table.
I added handles to the pattern, to make it easy to carry. I wanted it as a project bag, to take my knitting to meetings.
Lots of room inside, so I can stash a whole shawl in here.
I had to make sure the kitty ended up in the middle of the pocket.
On the other side is a zippered pocket, with a bright surprise on the inside.
The fabric is a Laurel Burch that has been in my stash for quite awhile, along with some purple fabric I bought a couple of years ago, on spec.
I like the pattern and I think I might make more of these.The straps and the zipper pocket are my own modifications.
My dear friend, Maggie, of The Cheerful Chickadee, bought to retreat a present for me.
No calorie cupcakes, in Tula Pink!
She gave me a box of five, presented in a bakery box. Isn't that the perfect gift of a quilter? Now, what shall these become?