My most faithful client, my sister Paula, ordered another Amazing Technicolor Dream Tote. It's just as efficient to make two, and Paula is buying the second one, too. One bag has a purple band and purple lining. The other one has a green band and a light green lining. (see last photo) But now, how to get them to St. Joe, MI? Ever since the USPO lost one of the bags I mailed to Paula, I get the heebie jeebies putting anything in the mail. So that's where Oralee comes in.
Like my sister, Oralee is married to a Thompson. Since the senior Thompson are in St Joe, Or and Dave go up there. So Oralee has agreed to take Paula the two bags which she doesn't need until April.
Yesterday I started on a new Amazing Technicolor Dream Tote for my physical therapist Chandra. I wanted to do something special for her. Good thing my math is bad - I wound up cutting enough strips for two bags. As I put the first one together, it seemed a bit big. And Chandra is a small person. Since I was lunching with Oralee today and since Or has agreed to deliver the two Amazing Technicolor Dream Totes, she seemed like a terrific candidate for this first tote, and I'll finish the other one for Chandra tomorrow.
Oralee's bag has a terrific batik lining, no black vertical strips, and an array of colors that go through the spectrum. I may have to do a mini-bag for Oralee's 18-month-old granddaughter Natalya...