Lining Stitched in place, very 'Flower Power'. I found this quite a challenge, but I received some good advice and help via blog comments and on Ravelry.
Straps sewn on. I think these would make great guitar straps.
Blue Shell edging and six bloomin flowers sewn into place. I couldn't just settle for four flowers, it seemed to be crying out for six. Flowers are really fun to crochet aren't they? Possibly a bit addictive, especially if you are trying to avoid sewing in lining or housework.
This bag is perfect for my hols as it could hold the kitchen sink! I did use a plastic 'canvas' insert that was sourced and sent to me by Gingerbread Girl to alieviate my saggy bottom. Thank you Carole you were very patient with me and a great facilitator helping me with written explanations, photographs and then diagrams for my stitchery challenged brain. Carole is a busy Mom to four children, she writes an inspirational blog and still found time to help me. Blogland never ceases to amaze me along with the kindness of other crafters who are willing to pitch in, help, motivate and encourage each other.
I finished sewing the lining into place just after midnight. There was an old Ewan Mcgregor movie on TV 'The Island'. I wasn't impressed. Thankfully I finished sewing and didn't suffer the entire film.
This morning I boinged out of bed to photograph my bag in all it's lovliness to share with the world! Not a 'saggy bottom' in sight! Is there?