Today I went to a local sewing shop to my Pfaff dealer's shop for a free handbag class. We made the Noriko Handbag (please go check out the link to the free pattern from Lazy Girl designs). The pattern and directions were really easy to follow. The pictures do not capture the true color of the fabric or the drape of the bag. I love the shape of the bottom. I have to sew a button on yet for the loop enclosure. I am confident that the next bag I sew (and I will sew more of them) will go together in 1 hour (max).
I am off to try my hand at making split pea soup. Usually my dad saves some of his for me but I ate the last of it a week or so ago. And, since I won't see him again until summer (unless he can come visit sooner - hint hint) I have to give it a go myself.