Thursday, July 7, 2011

Like a surgeon

I love this old shopper, which hangs in the hallway. In summer, it contains sunblock and lipbalm and is grabbed on the way out to the beach. In winter, it's empty and becomes the bag of choice for trips to the corner shop, library and deli.

One of the handles had been coming loose for ages, which I conveniently ignored. But as that's no way to treat a (bag) lady, I lined up some craft glue, jute string and a tapestry needle to patch her up. Pretending I was starring in an episode of Grey's Anatomy, I asked The Child to scrub in and pass me the crucial implements - needle, stat! However, my upturned palm remained empty and I realised I was alone in the field. Never mind, I stitched the limb back on and declared the procedure a success.

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  1. Glad you managed to complete the surgery even without your assistant! Lovely bag!

    Jill @ Creating my way to Success

  2. Well done with your surgical repair, it's such a beautiful bag and the jute matches perfectly.

  3. The Child needs to be forced to work- 'Slumping' is not a job.

    -The Husband

  4. So glad you managed to salvage that lovely bag, you've done it brilliantly well too I might add!

  5. Definitely worth rescuing! What a sewgeon!