Something Cheerier

This has been a stressful week.  😦

Luckily, my crafty cousin quilted me a purse!  🙂

I love it!

She pieced it together from fabrics I bought at
Beverly’s in San Luis Obispo.

Velcro joins the two handled sides.

With the velcro unfastened, you can see the zippered main compartment down the middle.

Here it is from the side.

Unzip it and you get a peek at red polka dots!
The little square of black fabric is a pocket.

The purse is very lightweight and includes the large main compartment and a variety of interior and exterior pockets.

My favorite feature is the double zipper.  I can bring it together in the middle, or at one of the ends, whatever works best for me.

The purse is really roomy too.  I can fit all my stuff and probably four cartons of Ben & Jerry’s Karamel Sutra ice cream in there!

I saw another purse my cousin made with the same pattern, but getting this one was still such a lovely surprise.  It’s wonderful to see a piece of fabric turned into something amazing.

My cousin is a quilting queen!  🙂

It’s also heartwarming to find a little something in the snail mail when life is so centered on the internet these days.  And to open the package and fine something handmade?  Even better!

I love this so much.

Thank you, Nancy Sue!