Saturday, November 12, 2011

Anniversary seashell tote, finished product

Oh, the absolute delight of having something turn out even better than you have envisioned it.  That's how I have felt all day after receiving the finished seashell tote from the finisher by US Mail.  I was so excited to see the box that I almost hugged "Cupcake", Needle Nicely's nickname for our letter carrier, Marc. 

I blogged about stitching this canvas beginning the first week in May and it took me through July, averaging one hour of stitching a night before cooking dinner.  It was a fun project to stitch.  Happy 30th anniversary!!

This is a side view.

And this to show the bottom with its little gold feet.

And a view of the inside with leather trimmed pockets that include one zippered pocket.  I left the lining color up to the finisher and I'm thrilled with how elegant it looks.  Everyone who came in the shop today had to admire it (and I'm sure I'll be just as proud all winter). 


  1. Wonderful purse! Congratulations on a job well done.

  2. Gorgeous! I loved watching it come together on the blog and now the finished project is great! Can't wait to see it in person! You are inspiring me to pick up my tote bag project and keep working on it!

  3. What a beautiful finish, Mary Agnes!

  4. Just perfect!! And made with love as well. You definitely have a right to be proud of this piece, Mary Agnes!