I finished my ‘I love King John bag’ last week and today it had its first public outing. I don’t know about anyone else, but when I make something I have to look at it for awhile before I can use or wear it. I have this cute little purse I call an ‘Inside-out Purse’ because the silk pokadot lining is on the outside of the bag; I had to look at that for over a year before I could be seen with it. It has since travelled the Atlantic, but it is rather odd…does anyone else have this problem? I recently made a cute necklace, but I’m still looking at it. I thought I’d need to look at my King John bag for weeks, but I was going into town and it was perfect for the journey so I used it. I haven’t done anything else today, but I used my bag! I’d hoped to do some writing today, but I’ve been too tired. I had nine hours of sleep, but my pillow is rubbish and I woke feeling like I needed a neck brace.
At least I can see my stories going forward, I just have to be awake enough to hear the characters talking. Minor details. I’ve been in a mental fugue for days. Hopefully tomorrow I’ll wake up from a good night’s sleep and plug myself in. That would be good! In the mean time, here’s my bag…front and back. The Celtic heart knot I found in a photo of a medieval French Cathedral. It was carved into the stone wall completely symetrical, the inner part forming a perfect cross. I preferred it asymetrical for the bag. If you’ve never tried to sew a button hole stitch around tight curves following a pencil line that disapears under the foot of a sewing machine…you should try it…but not if you’re on anti-anxiety medication! I’m really pleased with how the bag turned out. It’s just the right size for a trip to a bookstore!