Help From a Friend and a Purse For SIL

We can officially check off our list the purse for my sister-in-law, Nancy.  Thankfully, this task was accomplished with a little lot of help from a friend.  Here is the purse Nancy asked us to replace for her, and the new one:

Purse Background

I have to be honest and say that we had all good intentions to make this purse ourselves.  I diligently search Pinterst, found a pattern that I thought would make a good candidate for the replacement, and then started whining.  It’s not that we couldn’t follow the pattern and hopefully be successful; it’s more that we didn’t want to fail!  One of our friends and fellow quilter, Barbara, even offered to make the purse for us.  No – we couldn’t take the easy way out.  We got this.  Or do we?!

Purse Extraordinaire

Enter Vicki from Vicki’s Crafts and Quilting with an innocent post about getting ready for a couple of craft fairs that she is preparing for.  She’s been sewing table runners, knitting sweaters, and sewing purses like crazy!  Wait a minute.  Purses?!!  Quilted purses.  Hmm, maybe she might have one in blue . . . let me check her Etsy shop.  Yes, indeed she does have a blue quilted purse and one with lots and lots of handy, dandy pockets inside.

And a snap closure too!

Purse Pronto!

The next steps happened pretty quickly.  I sent a text to Sue with the link to Vicki’s offerings, she agreed and gave the a-okay go ahead, and just like that this gem was in my cart and checked out.  Even though Vicki had craft fair items to complete and deliver, along with manning the booth at the fair, she was able to ship this purse out quickly.  She even included this cute card in the package with our love!

Nancy Card

How cool is that?!  So we are marking this item off our list thanks to a little help from our friend.  ~smile~


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9 Responses

  1. Susan says:

    You definitely found a perfect replacement – kudos to your friend Vicki!

  2. Barbara Esposito, TheQuiltedB says:

    That purse is beautiful and better than anything I would have made. There is so much wisdom in surrendering to the pros!

  3. Brenda Ackerman says:

    Hello Roseanne and Sue, Oh that is fabulous! Plus, what a gorgeous fabric to have a one of a kind purse made with. I would love to have some of that fabric and make a purse or two with a pattern I have….LOL. Of course, I made that one purse for my SIL about 3 years ago and she still raves about it, I hope I get to make her one again by next Christmas. LOL. No, all bets are off ladies!!!! LOL. It is such a make you smile sort of post with every thing turning out so positive. I believe you have very loyal friends and how sweet to get it mailed so quickly with the special card. It truly does make us all smile. You ladies all have a fantastic day! Just a marvelous outcome all the way around!

  4. chrisknits says:

    And here I was ready to be amazed at your skill!! Very pretty.

  5. Vicki in MN says:

    So happy to help you relieve the stress making a purse was causing you!! It looks like she received it yesterday-can’t wait to see what she thinks of it:)

  6. I love that solution! You did just what you needed and your SIL will be thrilled with the purse.

  7. Vicki’s purses are fab and a great price too. I saw her post and I don’t think she sleeps much in the Fall! Glad this worked out so well!

  8. quiltinggail says:

    Love it! Sounds like the perfect ” no stress” way to handle purse making! 🙂

  9. Well, how cool is that?! I’m sure Vicki got that off to you quickly; she can run rings around me. So fun that she had one made and ready that worked for you!

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