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    Purple tote tribute bag ...

    I finished this 17" x 19" tote bag yesterday and I wanted to share it with you all. This is grape fabric was cut from an unused piece of my late friend Kitty Kerrigan's clothing. It inspired me to make this tote and donate it in her name to the silent auction. I miss her so very much and this is my way of honoring her. She dearly loved purples and purses.

    There will be front, inside and detail close up pictures. The back is a straight lilly of the valley fabric with the dark trim on top quilted in the same way. I found the handles at windy moon quilts last week.

    I hope you all love this, I sure do after working on it two days straight.
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    Here is the front of the bag (hopefully...) By the way that is shadows on the floor from a ladderback chair sitting over there..
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    What a beautiful bag and a wonderful trubute.Sorry for your loss
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    I think the bag is lovely and the sentiment even more so. Sorry you are suffering from this loss, but what a nice way to remember her and honor her.
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    So sorry for your loss. What a beautiful bag!!!!!

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    Thank you all for understanding. She was my next door neighbor and we had many cups of tea and talks about quilting. Yes she was a quilter! How cool was that.??

    I think of her everyday in one way or another. She was such a fun and neat lady. I hope that this purse does well in the auction, I was so tempted to keep it. LOL!!
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    Wow, that is a beatiful tribute to your nice friend. Sandy64

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    Beautiful purse, beautiful colors and beautiful reason for making it. Sorry you lost your friend.
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    Your bag is beautiful!!! You were so lucky to have a neighbor that would sit and visit, so sorry for your loss.

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    it's a beautiful tribute to your friend
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    Very very pretty I sure hope you have more of that material to make yourself one just as nice

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    Your bag is wonderful. I'm sure it will bring a good price at the auction. Nice way to honor your friend
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    Beautiful tote, I have some of that trim from making a bridesmaid dress many years ago!!! So sorry for the loss of your friend. I too hope you can make one for yourself.

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    Your bag is beautiful! I'm sorry to hear about the loss of your friend. Take care.

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    Thank you all so much! I love it and I have made many bags during the years for other people. I have a very little left of the grapes fabric that I am going to make myself some little something with. (Someday...LOL)
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    Very nice. Im sure she would approve.

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    What a great way to honor your friend. Beautiful bag.
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    That is very lovely and so kind of you to remember your friend.

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    Very very pretty bag!
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    Gorgeous! Excellent work! Will you be able to attach the story to the tote? If you can, it will help raise the price! (Sorry, once a fundraiser, always a fundraiser.)
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    beautiful purse and what a wonderful tribute to your friend.
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    What an absolutely beautiful bag, not to mention a loving tribute to your friend ... I'm sure she is smiling.
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    I'm a purple lover and I'm sure she's smiling at this tote. Beautiful colors, you did her proud.
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    It's a beautiful bag and a wonderful way to honor your friend and your friendship. So sorry for your loss.

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    That is a beautiful purse, and a beautiful tribute to your friend.

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