As September starts the garden is beginning to wind down … lots of veggies picked and eaten, lots of blooms finished and some seeds collected and plans for moving some plants to other spots for next year are in the works. I’m finding I’ve a bit more time for yarn and books.
I’ve just finished off Murder on a Midsummer Night, #17 in the Miss Fisher Mysteries by Kerry Greenwood. I’m ready to start the 3rd book in the Kate Shackleton mysteries, Murder in the Afternoon, by Frances Brody.
I’ve finally got a new bag on the hook to add to my ‘purse’onality collection. I love the pattern using crochet shells that I’m using it again. It comes from the pattern book, Trend Setting Totes.
The pattern is called Jaunty Shells and is really very easy to make. The only think I do differently in the patter is to not include the base. I find unless you add something to form the bottom it sags down. I much prefer it without the bottom.
The pattern is made up of rows or rounds of shell patterns. There isn’t much to show right now, but this bag with the cross body strap, will be all the same colour and I’ll choose some co-ordintating material to line it when it is finished.
Here are some other bags I’ve made, they are all basically the same, just some differences in the colour combinations.
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