Hello! I know the blog's been a little quiet lately. Life has been wonderfully busy with the weather finally starting to improve here in New Hampshire, the new grand baby distraction (the best kind!), secret sewing and more time exercising! Recovery from surgery in November has been a very long and slow process. I finally am feeling enough strength and confidence in the leg to go back to some of my regular fitness activities. I have joined a local fitness center and have returned to yoga practice!! Hooray! So many sore muscles now but it's all good!
A few years ago I made a book bag for my mother-in-law who has used it for many visits to the local library where the bag received compliments from the librarians. I've been thinking about making a book bag or two to donate to her library in recognition of how great the staff have been to my voracious reader mother-in-law. Heather Givens latest fabric collection Literary was the obvious choice for these bags!
I love the stamps and library cards!
On the bookshelf side I embroidered book titles. Classic book titles for one bag.
Books that probably don't exist (but should!) about South Portland, Maine.
Even the lining has book piles.
I believe the plan is to raffle off the bags for the benefit of the library. I'm so happy to help!!
I highly recommend this fun pattern by City House Studios.