After the good news on Friday, I was feeling strangely deflated. I hadn't expected the vote just yet. It wasn't scheduled until 2 weeks from Friday. But I can understand why it was moved up. One of the reasons could well be the media circus that would have been on the 24th. Of course, it's not done yet, the money has to be found somehow and that could be a stumbling block. I guess that's where we - the BRF - come in. So, I still have a "job." :-)
Anyway, I set up the sewing machine and dug out a half-finished bag and worked on it this morning. I am very pleased with the result. My first time trying darts and pleats for shaping and I really like it. This is a pattern I bought on etsy (http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=67285 - it's not up right now, apparently, she sold out).
I'm used to bigger bags - most of my others are (quite a bit) bigger, so I'm going to play with it a big next - slightly longer and maybe a bit wider. But I really like the way this bag "wears."
Watch for the previously mentioned "giveaway" later this week. I have to decide exactly on what to give away :-) Drawing will be on the 17th - the 9 month anniversary of this blog.