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The following pictures prove that I'm much better with fabric than barb wire!!!

I splurged and paid $1 for the brown denim jacket that was used to make this bag! 
Scraps + brown jacket rescued from a yard sale + time =
 3 new tote bags  



I am really racking up the nursing home visit points these days! I'm sure I'm up to a Go-zillion by now! Hey...I think I may even qualify to just move in with my son when the time arises!!!!

How am doing this? You want to earn points too? All you have to do is...

fix fence
You don't have to be perfect at it! Last time I checked, the cows have no knowledge of perfect. It if holds them back then, "HEY", I'm good with it! 
Oh! By the way...#1 reason not to let your cow dog lick you in the face (or anywhere else)...
 they eat poop!!!!!
And now back to what I am much better at...

Signs and Dots

The "@" sign. It's on your computer, phone, I-pad, everything you own that has a keypad. We even use it now when writing with our own hand! A simple, easy to use, SIGN.

A period, dot, tiny point! We use it to end a sentence. Sometimes we cluster several together... and then go on with a thought! Just a tiny point. Simple, easy to use. No big deal!

No big've spent the past three years trying to get the word out about your blog and the bags you sell. If you are trying to direct traffic to a blog (street, store, house, ANYWHERE) You need to get the address right! And so...get this...I have "blissfully" been putting the WRONG blog address ALL OVER THE PLACE! In my bags, on the tags that go with the bags, on name it! 

Last week while working on a bag, I kept hearing this little bell in my head. When it wouldn't go away I got up and came to the computer to check. There it was. Big as life. In my blog address. A  not the  sign.  And what's on everything????  The @ sign. 

If you're reading this it's because somehow, someway, you found the right address. This is one of those, "MORON" moments. This is when my Dad would say..."Oh my aching back"! 

And so, now I am busy trying to get everything changed to the correct address.  

Who's fault was it? Mine and only mine! Apparently I confused a part of my email address with the blog address. Sad thing is that it took me so long to catch it! My blog followers, you friends and family, already had it bookmarked and so never had to search for the address. If you are reading this and had to search, please accept my apology and thanks! I hope to get the word out about the correction. ( pass it on please) 

In case you don't know, here's what Mr. Webster says of a moron.

moron, 1. a mentally deficient person with an intelligence quotient ranging from 50 to 75; a person mentally equal or inferior to a child between eight and twelve years old; moron is the highest classification of mental deficiency, above imbecile and idiot. 2. loosely, a very foolish or stupid person.  


A first...

Have you seen the movie O' Brother Where Art Thou? There's a line in that movie that I love. " Do.....Not....Seek....the....Treasure...." 

Seeking the "treasure" that I use to make my bags is (at least) 50% of the fun for me! Now, I have a new treasure to seek!  Leather and suede scraps. Cast off samples from the furniture store! Look what you can do with  basket full!

As you can see this bag turned out beautiful! Best of all, I'm not the only one that thought so! The customer that ordered the bag, loves it and I've been stopped by ladies who've seen it that want to tell me how much they love it!  Yippeeeee! That's what I like to hear!

The leather was awesome to sew on! (very surprising)
Also,with the smell....... kept thinking I had a new car! 

Fall, Football and Memories





This bag was made from two letter jackets that were worn in the early 70"s. Still in great shape and made an awesome bag! I took the wool from both jackets and washed it in the washing machine before using. A bit scary but worth the nerves! It softened up and was perfect for sewing into this bag! The leather is from the sleeves of one jacket.

Fall, Football and Memories!!