Sunday, August 7, 2011

Hodgepodge Purse

Why? Because I started putting things all over it and I just couldn't stop!  There's a little bit of everything, but the main part is a sampler by Dany called Marquoir Dany.  I stitched it with my favorite DMC red--666.  I love that color but I always feel vaguely guilty when I use it, you know, it's the number of the beast!  I made one change to Dany's design by adding a cat just under the alphabet.
Here's the back side with a large pocket featuring an embroidery that I did.  It was really fun putting this one together!  On another subject, I would like to thank every single person who left comments with well wishes for our son-in-law Joe after his accident.  Your kind thoughts and prayers mean more than I could possibly say.  He's doing a bit better now, he's been moved into a nursing home until he heals enough for physical therapy. The extreme pain he had been in seems to be less intense now.  Our daughter Jessie is of course under a lot of stress but she's coping well because she is a very strong person.  Thanks again, we appreciate your thoughtfulness so much!  Now, a couple of silly kitty pictures:
Cricket who forgot to put his tongue back in his mouth before he posed.
Harley--Ok, I'm ready for my close-up now!
Thank you, friends, I'm so glad you dropped in for a visit!


Annie said...

Gorgeous bags. Your little extra kitty is so cute!

Glad to hear your SIL is improving. Sending good thoughts ..

Siobhan said...

That is SO pretty!! What a gorgeous way to finish it off.

Beautiful kitty photos. :)

Nancy said...

Your bag is so pretty and cheerful Karen! I love it. You always do such beautiful work. I always enjoy pictures of your kitties!

Yesteryear Embroideries said...

Just a beautifully stitched piece! I love the back pocket as well. As those cats! blessings, Kathleen

Sally said...

I love how you've finished off your bag. It is beautiful.

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Solstitches said...

That's a great bag - a real one off.
Love what you've done.


sana said...

Cute design. Wonderful red. I love a large pockets!!!

Jan said...

What a lovely way to finish off your sampler. It's such a pretty bag.

Babs in Alabama said...

Is one allowed to still your idea with their own creation? It is so cute. You did a great job with the many colors just right.

Meari said...

Very creative bag!

danybrod said...

Très belle idée le montage en sac !

merci Karen

Un gros câlin aux chats

Belle fin de semaine