OH Yah!! It is finally my day. I have been on pins and needles waiting to show off my creation of mystery. I just want to say that I was sew happy when the hop was postponed until now. My Slow Procrastinating heart was doing all kinds of flips and dancing. After rushing through making Christmas gifts, I had not even thought of what I was going to make. Then my funds were a little short to even buy the fabric.
By January after the knee surgery an idea popped into my head what I wanted to make and borrowed a pattern from one of my girlfriends. If you have been following the hop you have seen a lot of totes and bags, but I think this one will just make you green/blue/white with envy.
My clue to you on the first day of posting was: What has two straps and then one, not even you can do without one? When you see it once you will see it twice and then say WOW! that is so great. (O.K. not the best of rhymes just could not think of a word to rhyme with WOW). I could have said “and then say WOW, how now brown cow”. Yah, I thought that was even worse.
So without further ado please meet Nancy Goes To Washington. Now I am not a photo person, put I was trying for something unique.
As you can see Nancy was sleuthing around the Lincoln Memorial, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial and even on the steps outside the Lincoln Memorial.
You are not seeing two bag/totes it is only one.
This tote bag opens up to be a double size duffel. Now that is amazing. Below is the bag that is 9” x 11 1/2” and 4 1/2” deep. It has pockets on either side (sorry did not take pic.) On the side you can see a zipper under a side strap, Nancy can hide things in for sleuthing, like a secret compartment.
When she need to be on the run, she can just pull out the inside and it converts it to a duffel bag that is 11 1/2” x 18” and 4 1/2” deep.
This bag does have a name it is called WOW!! and comes in three sizes, large, medium and small. This is the medium size one. The pattern is by Mary Beth Scarborough of The Dusty Attic in Fruitland, MD. If you cannot find this pattern, you might be able to e-mail her at firstname.lastname@example.org. This is two patterns, on large and the medium and small is the other pattern.
Now for the giveaway. One lucky winner will get this pattern for the WOW bag, which is in the mail to me as I blog. All you have to do is leave me a comment and let me know if you are following me. You do not have to follow me if you don’t want to, but it would sure be nice if you do. Please be a reply blogger, if I cannot contact you then I have to give your gift away to someone else. I will pick a winner on the last day of the hop.
I like to thank Madam Samm Sew We Quilt, the backer for this sleuthing hop and the head detective and hostess of this great hop Carol of Just Let Me. Here is the list for todays participants, so please take time out and see what mystery they have for you to see.