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Sunday, February 21, 2010

A Wonderful Trade

Back before Christmas Dawn (Sew Ritzy Titzy) showed a beautiful crocheted bag on her blog - one she had made in a wonderful eggplant color. I was amazed by her work. I used to crochet years ago but nothing more than scarves or an occasional baby blanket, certainly nothing like this. I never could figure out doilies or baby booties or sweaters. I could crochet pot holders. Really good pot holders. :) That shows you my level of expertise! When I told her how much I loved the purse she told me she would make me one some time - such incredible generosity abounds in blog land. So in return for her offer I made her a Christmas wall hanging and sent it off. Trust me, there was no comparison in the skill needed to make that simple wallhanging and the skill needed for this beautiful bag I received from her. I asked for black and it is perfect for me - I wanted a bag that would hold my wallet, my checkbook, my lipstick and my Sunday School book. :) Since I wear a lot of black, summer and winter, in a vain effort to hide the pounds I've gained, I knew I could use black all year round. Can you believe she did this? It even has a lining with pockets for kleenex and my cell phone! The handle is the perfect length for carrying but also goes over my shoulder. And she has the cutest tag for her work - very professional! Dawn, I love the purse and I love your generous heart.

14 comments:

Cathy said...

Wow Marlene and Dawn! Wonderful story about a new friendship. It is amazing how we can bless one another, and keep life fun and encouraging with the gift of giving! The purse is truly wonderful! I would have liked to see a picture of your wall hanging Marlene, I but Dawn was blessed also! :)

Michelle said...

Love it!

Cindy (Letters From Midlife) said...

What a great purse! I'll have to check out her site. I wear a lot of black too.

Marie said...

What a wonderful bag Marlene. Fantastic trade. How special that you were able to barter some of your talent for some of your friend's talents. How very wonderful!! We should all do more of that! xxoo

Dawn said...

Aahh, yes. It just warms my heart what we share, Marlene!

P.S. I'm sooooo glad you like it -- for some reason this purse did not want to get mailed and I was hitting all of these roadblocks trying to get it to you....but glad to see you received it.

Enjoy my dear friend!

Cheryl Moore said...

Wow! Very nice bag! I like to crochet, too. I like to crochet fast, easy projects that I can get done in a few hours/a day/or evening...or that I dont have to count stitches or rows while I'm watching tv. :)

nanny said...

Very, Very Pretty.....now I want one.

Carol said...

That is really attractive. I got Ma start crocheting and have created a monster. We all have received multiply dish cloths, pot holders, hats, and slippers. It has helped her arthritis and her psyche. Dare I ask for a purse?

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Valerie said...

Oh how special. Martha (caknitter) are also doing a swap just between us. I love our blogging friends. So much fun! I hope you are doing well. I hope to catch up on reading blogs later in the week.

Together We Save said...

Beautiful purse!!

Osage Bluff Quilter said...

That purse is ADORABLE. You both made really good deals.
Are you going to try and come up the end of March for the quilt show/sale? I plan on going March 26th.

Cornfield Quilter said...

Your bag is adorable and the great thing about black, you can use it with any outfit! :D
I just love trading one craft for another.

Love Bears All Things said...

Bloggers are the Best! Lovely purse.
Mama Bear