Because my dueling WIPs (Works In Progress) totes-to-be are nearing the point where they will need to be lined, yesterday I made my way to Wish Upon A Quilt to get some fabric for that impending necessity, found what I was seeking, and then both washed and ironed all of the fabrics thinking that I would get to the lining much sooner than I have. Alas the festooning had to wait.
As it was, I spent my time crocheting a baker’s dozen of the thirty-six two-round granny squares I will need for the edging/handles for the donut bag-to-be:
and finished crocheting the last donut:
which clearly needs a few sprinkles, but there was no time for that.
Instead, I got out the hearts left over from my cousins’ memorial service:
and began the process of repurposing them to “festoon” the other bag.
The first couple of times, I laid the hearts out, I was not exactly impressed with the results, but eventually (after moving things here, then there, and then back again — or not) I came up with some combinations that I could not just “live with” but which I actually liked.
Here is a photo of the bag with the hearts I was able to secure:
and here is a photo of how it will look when it is fully festooned:
And truth be told, all of that would have been enough, but there was one more delight waiting me: a package with a copy of Twinkie Chan’s new book “Crocheted Abode á la Mode” was nestled in my mail box just waiting for me to open it; so I did:
I don’t know exactly what adventures await me in this tome, but I am a certain that I will enjoy them, whatever they are.