First of all, I think I have a learning disability in technology.
All I wanted was to make a nice grid-like collage like Kendra did here, but I got this instead. I'm working with PSE 11 on a Windows computer so if you have knowledge to spare, please share. Kendra also has a cool graphic (that I couldn't make if my life depended on it), and a cool purse, and a whole lotta pens.
This is my favorite thing (not in my purse). My purse itself. It was a Christmas gift from Patrick in
The color is cognac and the strap is just long enough for me to one-hand it over my shoulder. The ability to one-hand it over my shoulder is key. I test-drove a lot of purses to get this feature. One strap is important too. Very important.
Here are it's contents.
Here are the things made from paper: receipt, notes from a meeting, Kleenex, trash, February Magnificat,
and coupons held with a butterfly clip. Need a tissue at church? I'm your gal. But it might be crusty.
These are the things I need because I live in Chicago and it's February: gloves that work with my iPhone and sunglasses, mine and Jill's. Sun glares off snow something fierce.
Hand things. Pen, hand cream, and epi-pen for Edmund's peanut allergy. Actually, I don't know why the epi-pen is in this photo, maybe because it's a pen?
These are the only essential things in my purse. Well, these and the epi-pen. Wallet, keys (with my Masters key fob from Augusta when I saw Bubba Watson tee off. He won that year!), and phone.
Because I'm a mom. That epi-pen and this tiny notebook for Jill to scribble on in Mass.
That shouldn't be in there! Peter's keys, embroidery floss, Cub Scout patches which I won't be sewing on any red vests. That Arrow of Light will go on Edmund's new khaki Boy Scout shirt, but Cub Scouts is ovah!
The embroidery floss from up above was for this project for Cari:
I tried to do lettering that said, "Thank you for your service." It turns out that lettering is way harder than it looks. Just getting it straight proved impossible for me, so I ripped it out.
I love her hair. Those are bullion knots, which were fun to do. Yes, I need to wash the transfer ink off before I mail it. Noses are also impossible to embroidered.
It seems I'm a sucker for all of Cari's projects because I went outside today. I'm officially trying to hibernate, so it's rare for me to leave the house. I went outside, slipping on the sliding ice, to get this dreadfully dreary picture of a fence. I did not include the garbage cans, but it's still depressing.
I spy a hockey stick, an extension cord, a rusty pot hook from the previous owners, and ohmygosh that's not...oh it is, it really is a dog turd. If Cari's fence photo has feces, mine does too.
I also spy Sunlight!
Linking up with Kendra and Cari and Jen. Tomorrow, I think I can do even MORE link-ups in one post. Stay tuned!