I didn't mean to disappear again so soon after getting the blog going regularly but this past week has been an irregular one. My Grandma, Verla, passed away late Wednesday night and the funeral was held this past Monday. I'm a little exhausted from all the emotion and two trips to Idaho and back. I'm not quite sure yet how to put my thoughts down, but this bag (via Mint) seems to me like something she would have wholeheartedly endorsed. She encouraged me to make it, or make do from a very early age and I attribute my interest in the handmade to her.