How can one not make a bag with one's same name? And I absolutely love it. I hate sewing with heavy interfacing (bent pins, broken needles...), but love the end result. This bag has such great shape! The pattern is Amy Butler's Kimberly Bag. I used the leftover fabric from Maari's rocking chair. I love the length - very modern and, even given that nasty interfacing, it was fairly quick and easy to put together.
It was nice to make, or should I say actually finish, something for myself. The sewing around here has definitely centered around baby for the past year. This was a breath of fresh air.
This lovely lady payed us a visit a few weeks ago.
And how do I know it was a lady - because she layed eggs (Connor counted 31) right in our garden.
We stayed our distance from her - she was a snapping turtle and we don't care to be losing any fingers around here. Also, we did not think it wise to interfere with her process.
She dug a nice hole and took her time dropping all of those eggs in. After she buried those 31 eggs she found her way back to the lake. We were a little concerned at first that she was not going in the right direction, but eventually she figured things out - instinct I suppose.
It is kind of sad to think that she will never see her babies, but we look forward to maybe catching a glimpse of them this fall.