I've been using the same purse for several years and I've loved it. It is a Pendleton blanket one that is small and cross body and it's been wonderful. It was little and easy to carry. Then I got new glasses and the lady who fitted me insisted I use the hard case for them. Now my little purse was not working for me.. I needed a slightly bigger bag. I wasn't even looking for one when I got a new catalog and I spied this beauty and birds began to sing and the light got brighter and I fell in love with it. After much deliberation and discussion with my other half, the decision was made and I hit the "buy" button and began the wait. It arrived yesterday and I transferred my things into and am thrilled with how everything fits. :-)
As a lifelong "hippie chick", I love the fringe and the beading on this! The entire strap is beaded which I love.
I adore the amount of turquoise beads use on the strap and the front of the bag.
How long do you use a purse before you want another one? What kind is your favorite? Little or big.. or medium sized? Do you call it a purse or a bag - or what? Would you ever have such a wild bag as this? :-)
The detail on the front, there are even copper colored sequins in the design. I look forward to using this. :-)
My younger sister Denise and I both needed to visit our jeweler to have some repairs done on some of our jewelry so we met for lunch at a little Italian restaurant in downtown Gresham before we went to GoldArt. She was wearing a bracelet that she got in Africa and I admired it so took some photos of it. This would be fun to make, wouldn't it?
They call this a "lazy squaw" stitch where you put on several beads at once before you sew through the leather.
They have a lunch special at this place which I love, you get to pick what pasta, sauce, met and veg you want. I chose farfalle pasta, alfredo sauce, salmon chunks, mushrooms and asparagus spears with fresh grated Parmesan on top. NUM!
The jeweler's wife was wearing this necklace which I was amazed by.. it's different sized and colored South Sea pearls.. separated by.. get this.. black diamond beads! OH MY.. you should have seen the sparkles in real life.
I'm off to swim in a while.. what are your plans for the day? I hope it's a good one and have a great weekend!! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)