Little Green Purse

A size K crochet hook and two kinds of ribbon yielded a small purse. The pattern is based on one for a passport carrier. The body of the purse is solid mint green with a variegated ribbon for the triangular flap that is secured with a gold heart button. It's difficult to see the raised floral design on the button in this picture. This is a very fast one day project. I hope the recipient of this gift will find it useful.

A carry-in-my-purse book, Lydia Cassatt Reading the Morning Paper by Harriet Scott Chessman, is a delightful fictionalized account of the relationship between painter Mary Cassatt and her ailing sister, Lydia, who frequently posed for Mary. The illustrations are details of Cassatt's paintings that add to the pleasure of reading this delicate book.

Perpetual optimism is a force multiplier. ~~~ Colin Powell


Beth said...

That's a cute little purse! And the book sounds like one I would really enjoy reading. Thanks for letting us know about it.

Pooch said...

Thanks, Beth. I'd love to hear your thoughts on the book!


Becky said...

I like how your passport bag turned out. It looks good in the two ribbons.

Pooch said...

Thanks for your note, Becky. It's always heartening when someone leaves a comment!!


Pennie said...

cute :)

Pooch said...

Thanks, Pennie!