Suddenly my sturdy white fabric was shredding in several places. I can't tell you how devastated I was. Far too much sadness for a bit of sewing, that's for sure. The tears over a project gone awry made me look in the mirror for closer examination... and here are just a couple of the hidden lessons this bag held:
- When expectations aren't met, it needn't be taken personally. The fabric didn't rip to spite me, nor thwart my sale.
- Planning doesn't guarantee anything.
- Rolling with the unexpected doesn't hurt, what hurts is fighting what I can't change.
So the bag? A new liner was made last night out of a white linen skirt. It's a very happy carry-all/everyday type of messenger bag. I'm thinking I can't part with it now. I'll be making more in this style, I'm sure. This one holds my stuff just right!
And the coverlet? An answer to yesterday's question about stamps was found in the ripped pieces (thanks Patricia!). Sachets for spring are on their way.
Have a great weekend friends, and please stop back tomorrow for a wonderful sponsor give-away!