Handbags, Books...Whatever (http://vickibatman.blogspot.com/) is the website of Vicki Batman, sassy writer of sexy and funny fiction. Handbag lover. Avid Jazzerciser. Mah jong player. Yoga practioner. Movie fan. Book devourer. Choc-aholic. Best Mom ever. And adores Handsome.
January 16, 2017
January 12, 2017
Crewel is very similar to embroidery, something I had been doing since age nine when my grandmother set me down with a pillowcase she had stamped, thread, and a needle.
But eBay and ETSY had the whole series of holiday crewel works and a large picture one. I bought them.
Today, I picked up the last two in the series, Love and Noel.
January 9, 2017
Some people have a shoe thing. My middle daughter is one of them. But for me, it’s all about the purses. Doesn’t matter what color, shape or size, I love them all! And for this reason, my girls try their best to steer me clear of the purses whenever we go shopping. Bless their little hearts. LOL And usually it works. Out of sight, out of mind, right? J I’m drawn to them, can hear them calling my name, and never have trouble picking one out to take home with me.
That’s what made finding my last purse so strange. Maybe it had to do with the fact I needed a certain color to match an outfit. Reminds me of my muse. Boundaries and limitations stop me cold. Odd, I didn’t already have a bag in this color among my stash in the closet. A clue to why the search became a struggle maybe.
I scanned the purse section of a certain store over and over. Moved and rearranged displays to make sure I wasn’t missing anything. And still nothing. Seriously? To say I was getting irritated was an understatement. My time was running out. I only had about thirty minutes left to find that perfect piece. My oldest daughter was due back to pick me up and this was my last shot. Panic!
And then I saw it. As I walked by a shelf/rack of what I’d thought was odds and ends from the shoe department, a sliver of a brown strap too large to belong to a shoe caught my eye. Color was a perfect match. Could it be? The suspense was killing me. On further examination, I discovered it was definitely a purse on the bottom of the sales rack in the middle of mismatched scarfs, sunglasses and even a few socks. Yep. Socks. Almost as if someone had tried to hide this treasure from view.
As I dug threw the other items, more of the purse came into view. I couldn’t believe it. I’d found it! And there was no doubt in my mind someone had done all they could to hide this lovely purse so they could return later and snatch it up.
I almost felt sorry for them. LOL But I found it fair and square. And it’s now one of my favorites! J Worth the struggle, right?
Besides my addiction to purses, I also love suspense…ah…the thrill of adrenaline rushing through my veins. My newest book, Sinful Secrets, was released in November from Entangled Publishing and is a romantic suspense, heavy on the suspense.
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Readers: how important is it for you to match your handbag and shoes?
December 22, 2016
Every year, I share this link to a wonderful, Academy award-winning short about the nativity story. It will truly touch your heart.