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by toogie ( edited 13d ago ) 13d ago

UPDATE BELOW-Good day Cuties! I just finished this bag for Pearlie.

On our trip from Florida, we stayed overnight at a hotel that had the back of a Walmart, on one of the sides of the hotel. So Pearlie and I walked around to the entrance to check out their sewing department. I saw this fabric and said I thought it would make a nice tote, for the patriotic holidays.
She asked me how much fabric would it take for her a tote. I told her and she bought double the amount, so we both could have one (I told her not to I didn't really need one), but she got enough for me because she wanted me to make hers!-lol-She liked the luggage slip I had on the ones we gave away. Needless to say, she didn't win one.
So this is for Pearlie and mine is cut out, just have to sew it up. Front with pocket, back with trolley sleeve/luggage slip...and my name! I didn't forget Kim!-lol
Hope you like it and I get mine done today too.-Toogie

Update-got the second one finished and also made a bag, she can hook to a strap/loop I attached to the side seam. (can you see in the last photo?)The bag is wide enough if she wants to put her wallet in to secure it, she will be able to.
I forgot to say earlier, the totes are unlined but finished with french seams.


by jrob Moderator 10d ago

What a great job you cute little push over.

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toogie by toogie 10d ago

The best word I like is LITTLE even if its not true!-lol-I wish you could have met Pearlie that day, but kinda hard, as she didn't go to Virginia Beach.-lol-She asked me to room with her on this trip but I usually have a room to myself and sometimes she does too. It cost a little extra, but after being with so many people all day, you need that alone time, or at least I do. I hate to ruin the start of a good friendship (lol), but I may try it one time.

by Sewmum1 10d ago

Great job with these. Love that fabric

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toogie by toogie 10d ago

Oh I love it too and can't find it here yet. We live 30 minutes from 3 Walmarts, east, west, and south of home and then two more about 45 min away. So far, I've only checked one so 4 more to go. It was $6.97 a yard and she bought 1 3/4 yards @ $12.20 plus tax. I was able to make 2 totes, two 9 x 11 bags and 1 ith bag out of it.

by lbrow 10d ago

Love them Toogie Lillian

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toogie by toogie 10d ago

Thanks Ms. Lillian. I was thinking about you, during my last trip. I helped my niece with a man that is almost blind and also another lady and I went off together, on an excursion. I was thinking, I wish it was you on this trip. You are such a dear.
The next trip after Texas MAYBE going by you, is to Niagara Falls, but I won't make that trip. I need my passport re-newed because we would be going into Canada side and I will have Nora and Gus right before for a week, night and day, so if I survived (lol) the week, I know I won't be in any shape to travel.
Hope you are well and doing great. Tell your girls hello Love ya!-Toogie

by kustomkuddle 12d ago

Great job as always! You could have quite the job making bags for everyone! Do you get a lot of the same people going on these trips?

toogie by toogie 11d ago

We do have the regulars, but always have new people too, so I'd say about half and half. I met the nicest two ladies on the Florida trip. They were sister-in-laws. The oldest told her age at 91 and she got around better than me!-lol-She was so sweet. She sent me a card after the trip saying how much she enjoyed it and meeting me. She also included two tiny cross stitch pieces she did, saying she has to keep her mind sharp. The other lady reminded me of my mom.....

toogie by toogie 11d ago

Thanks about the bags!

by dailylaundry 13d ago

Wow!!! These are great! Well done Toogie!! Hugs, Laura

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toogie by toogie 12d ago

Thanks Laura, I love the red,white and blue!

by pennifold 13d ago

Toogie stunning as always. I love everything about them. Love Chris

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toogie by toogie 12d ago

Thank you Chris

by shirley124 13d ago

You have done well with this bag. hugs

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toogie by toogie 13d ago

Thank you Shirley!

by vickiannette 13d ago

Toogie your bags, totes etc are world class, not surprised at Pearlie's sneaky purchase! haha.

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toogie by toogie 13d ago

Pearlie is a character, alright. My oldest grandson was looking at my Florida pics on my pc and when he came to one he burst out laughing. It was a shot I took of the old plantation house we visited. In the shot, Pearlie had grabbed a palm limb and placed it over her head like an umbrella and posed for the pic, laughing all the while. Thanks for your nice compliment.

by asterixsew Moderator 13d ago

Oh Toogie I have laughed. I love Pearlies logic in fabric buying. Anyway great work

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toogie by toogie 13d ago

Yes, I laughed too, but I still made it for her. I don't want anyone else to get this idea tho. If they could only see my stash-lol

by liliana1 13d ago

Really great bag. Well done

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toogie by toogie 13d ago

Thank you very much.

by sewdeb 13d ago

Wonderful bag! I'm sure Pearlie is going to love it!

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toogie by toogie 13d ago

I hope so, but I think she will. She seems to have great fun on our trips.

by 02kar Moderator 13d ago

You are so sweet to do this for Pearlie. It's great!

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toogie by toogie 13d ago

lol- thanks Karen. Pearlie quilts or at least pieces the tops, but she acts like she can't sew other things. I really think she can but she is always so good to me, I couldn't help but laugh with her and say I'd make it.

by crafter2243 Moderator 13d ago

Well done as always

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toogie by toogie 13d ago

Thanks Angie!

by dragonflyer 13d ago

Another wonderful bag!

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toogie by toogie 13d ago

Thanks Kim!

by brendalea 13d ago

Nice job on the bags, now you are ready to travel. Happy Stitching :~)

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toogie by toogie 13d ago

Not a lot more to do....but thanks!