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I have purse envy! That is adorable. :)


I am absolutely envious of your skill! They are beautiful!!


I so want to learn how to sew!

Beautiful bag and I LOVE the gingham and ric-rac. You are a-maz-zing!


Oh my gosh! I love this bag! Well done well done!

erin s

The bag and zippy pouch are beautiful. I can't believe you just whipped them up out of dish towels. Did you use a pattern?


You inspire me to be more creative! I love your bag! The fabric is gorgeous.

Lisa R-P

I am so in love with the purse and the ric rac is adorable. You make me want to go and sew some bags. I have been in cross stitch mode for the last week. I always feel guilty if I don't finish one thing before I start the next.

linda t

Wow! Darling purse Joanne!
What a work of art! LOVE the fabric!


I LOVE that bag--the print on that fabric is so cute. I started to think maybe I'd try to get some of those towels to make my own purse, but then I remembered that I don't know how to sew! :)
Congratulations on completing your book--that must feel like such a great accomplishment!!


Let's go out to tea! You can bring your bag. I adore gingham and rickrack, too!!!

Holly Smith

Simply lovely! Praising God for His faithfulness once again!!

L.B. and French onion soup is ready to go!!


Joanne, your bag is beautiful!


Holly Smith

Oh, and I meant to add, I LOVE to say ric rac!! Ric rac ric rac ric rac ric rac. Typing it is fun, too! :)

Laura W.

Darling bag~cute design!


I am not worthy! I am not worthy! ;-)

You are so talented and I'm so jealous. 2008 is my year. I'm gonna make something - I don't know what yet - but something.

Ok, so I'm off to learn how to sew, knit, of those! ;-) lol

Blessings for a Great 2008, Joanne!!

Amy @  By His Grace

Oh my ! Too cute! Thanks for sharing. I wish I had that much crafty ability in myself. I have vowed since moving back to the town where my mother lives to learn to sew. So far, I've gotten as far as hemming by husband's scrub pants...but it's a start, isn't it? Oh and I made my son a trick or treat tote bag out of veggie tales material that I was really proud of. Happy New Year!


Do you have a pattern for your beautiful bag? I love it and have often thought the same thing...too pretty to be drying dishes with!!!

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