~Handbag Monday~ Work in Progress
As you know, I am a big handbag lover, and when combined with a favorite hobby, I am a huge lover of needlepoint handbags.
Here's a photo of some, er, most of them:
Several years ago, I took a needlepoint picture in to be taken apart and made into a pillow. The saleslady informed me that my piece was unique in that all the crafter had to do was fill in the background. The main elements were already done on a canvas. My head went ding! Because I have similar handbags; so I asked about those, and she said yes, they came from a kit and were still available.
And idea blossomed. What if I found an incomplete kit and finished it? Could I do this? Here's what I found:
This kit features a Paris street scene. Squee! Each side is different. I decided on red because—big surprise—red is a favorite color and I don't have a red needlepoint bag. The saleslady suggested using silk thread since I have trouble using wool.
What I've done so far:
I love this challenge. I work on it for about an hour most nights. But don't be surprised—I found a poinsettia kit. Holiday bag here I come! For next year, though.
Stay tuned as I'll be posting updates on the Paris bag occasionally.
Vicki Batman adores handbags and is currently scouring the market for one to celebrate the sale of her romantic mystery, Temporarily Employed, coming in 2014.