Friday, November 09, 2007

I'm a winner!

Wow. This is so exciting! My bag won the monthly u-handbag Amy Butler pattern contest. You can see the results here. I could really use a pick-me-up these days.

My grandmother's funeral is tomorrow. For some reason, my father decided to have her estate sale the same weekend so I went to her house last night and actually had to buy some of the items that meant so much to me. She had remarkable taste. Her furniture is very "in" these days but I love it because it really captures her spirit for life. I'll post pictures of my purchases later. I know that it's crazy and innapropriate to have to buy belongings of my grandmother's the same weekend as her funeral, but otherwise my brother and I would never have this opportunity again. It's really sad what families do to each other in times of crisis.

Dorothy's obituary is here.

Thanks for your kind words. I look forward to returning home and getting back to sewing, knitting, and being with my friends and family.


Fanny said...

You so deserve it! That bag is just stunning and a difficult one to boot.

My condolences on the passing of your grandmother. She was quite the elegant lady! I hope happy memories of her bring you comfort.

spyderette said...

congratulations! i always knew you were a winner. and that IS some "flipping good pattern matching"! look forward to seeing you soon.