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Monday, February 24, 2014

Vicki Batman ~ #handbag Monday: love dogs? Try this

Handbag Monday!!
I'm thrilled to have a fellow Plotting Princess and author, Karilyn Bentley, with me today. She's got something special up her sleeve.

Hi Vicki! Thank you so much for having me on Handbag Monday! I'm a plain bag kinda girl, and trust me, you do not want to see my beat up black bag. <g> But my co-worker carried in one of the cutest bags ever, and I hope you think so too!

 Isn't it adorable? What I love about it is the golden retriever. We had a goldie when I was a child and I'm a little partial to the breed. <g>

And how did I find this lovely bag? I was at lunch and my co-worker walked in carrying this cutie. I was like, oh my gosh, Vicki would LOVE this bag on her blog! So I asked the co-worker if I could take a pix of it. She looked at me as if a third eye had sprouted in my forehead, but let me snap away.

Dragon Lover, the third book in the Draconia Tales trilogy:

Predicted from birth to be mates, Aryana and Fafnir spent their youth running from each other and pursuing their own dreams. Aryana sought power and magic, while Fafnir escaped to explore other lands and to find a love not dictated by cryptic prophecy.

But after Fafnir is captured and magically locked in his dragon form, he returns to Draconia. Ashamed and broken, he hides his true identity from everyone, hoping Aryana will find a spell that will return him to his human self.

The last thing Aryana needs or wants is to find out her mate still lives-for a mated female cannot be a priestess, let alone the High Priestess. Yet his dragon's presence brings out her true abilities. When opposing dreams collide, will love be the victor?

Happy Monday and happy reading!! May your handbag always be cute and filled with goodies. <g>

Find Dragon Lover at: Amazon
Find Karilyn Bentley at: Website

Karilyn, that bag is sooo cute and I know dog lovers will want to know where your friend found it! I especially like the smaller tote handles. Thank you for being with me today!
Poinsettia bag: Week 2
Week 2 already! I've made lots of progress on the gusset. I've already used four skeins of a marvelous silk thread. This time, I'm using two strands which means more thread. I went to the store and bought four more, but I know I'll need way more than that when I get to the sides. And I switched to a very large tapestry needle with a sharp point and big eye. The work is going faster and I'm not having any tendon issues between my index and middle finger.
Paris bag: Update
The Paris handbag is at the needlepoint store and being sent to the finisher. We determined the size, the width of the gusset, and the length of the handle (11-13"). Stay tuned!


Karilyn Bentley said...

Hi Vicki,
Thank you for letting me blog with you today!!

vicki batman said...

Hi, Karilyn! I love the dog. It's adorable. And the handbag size is perfect. I like the smaller tote handles too. Great choice!

Sylvia said...

That handbag is so cute!! I have a handbag that was my grandmothers that has a Chihuahua on it. She had a feisty little Chihuahua dog that now belongs to my father. Ha!

Phyllis said...

I like your Doggie, Karilyn. He/She looks so expectant of the master's command...or treats!

Karilyn Bentley said...

Hi Sylvia and Phyllis,
I'm glad you like the bag! I thought it was adorable! :)

vicki batman said...

Hi, Sylvia! That's funny. You'd think I'd have a bag with cats on it, but I don't. lol

Hi, Phyllis! You pegged the doggie perfectly.

darkwriter said...

Hi Karilyn,
I'm not much of a bag person either, but I love that bag with the golden retriever on it - adorable. And I like the cover of your book, too.

Karilyn Bentley said...

Hi Darkwriter,
Thank you for stopping by! I'm glad you liked the bag, I thought it adorable!! And I'm glad you liked the cover art. I think it's great!

vicki batman said...

Hi, Beverly! I'm so glad you visited Karilyn today. Hugs!

Angela Adams said...

That dog bag is "unique."

vicki batman said...

Hi, Angela. It certainly is and cutique too.

Karilyn Bentley said...

Hi Angela,
Yes it is! It's a cutie! :)

Thank you for stopping by!!

Melissa Keir said...

What a fun looking bag. I'm also very intrigued by your books.

Vicki, I love that you have finished the Parish bag. Make sure you please post a photo when it comes back!

vicki batman said...

Hi, Melissa! I'll put up all the pix of the Paris bag when it's done. Shall be a while though. Hugs.

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