My cousin and I are trying to promote the birthmonth concept.  Instead of a meager birthDAY, one should get well-wishes, cards, gifts, cakes, dinners and parties throughout the entire month of her birth.  And ladies, it’s more important to celebrate long and often as you get older!  MJ says silly things on her birthday like “It’s just another day.”  No way!  I’m being reminded very regularly how precious life is…

Luckily, my friends embrace the concept.  More birthday goodness arrived on Thursday, from Gaylen!

Since she blogged in detail about one bag, I’ll blog about the other.  (Do click and go look at the perfect little bag she created for me!  It’s small, but it’s perfect for a little project, my cell phone, spare keys and a lip butter, which is all I take with me when I’m with the Knight.)  It’s another HAPPY, well-designed bag!  That pocket on the outside will tote papers and patterns with ease, and the straps are a great length too.  This might become my work bag, since it picks up everything Laguna lacks.

Inside, there’s a loop to hold my water bottle (generally filled with tea, but so what?!), a cell phone pocket and a key fob.  All the things I need to take into the office will fit in there perfectly, I do believe!  As you can see, it also opens wide to hold whatever else I might want to drop in there.  Another great bag.  I’ve gone from having nothing I like to having several options, from small to large.  While I can say I’m set on bags, I also suspect I’m going to add more Namaste to my collection.  I just have to actually live with it a while longer, or so I keep telling myself…

As usual, my weekend isn’t going as planned.  No wheel shopping, but geeze we had another great day yesterday.  The Knight’s cousin has the CUTEST little three year old boy in the whole world, and he and the Knight are becoming big buddies.  Add in that the dear woman sent me home with enough kinds of TWO different cakes that I can’t justify baking today, and all I can do is tell you again how blessed I am.  We also had a great dinner with one of the two couples we hang out with just about every weekend, so they’re going to need names I can use here…

I figured this would be long enough without the FO report, but that will follow shortly.  This time, I even have pictures.  What a concept, huh?!

12 comments on “Birthmonth

  1. i completely agree about both the importance of birthdays and the birth month idea. my sister and i have done that for years. it’s probably a good thing since we both tend to try to find the perfect gift and usually miss each other’s birthdays in the hunt.
    i am completely and totally in love with your bag. i’m going to head over and beg gaylen for some instructions… it is SO PERFECT!

  2. Bubblesknits says:

    Birthmonths sound like a great idea. 🙂 The hubby’s was yesterday and mine is a week from then. Shortly after that is the boy-child’s. LOL So we literally have birthmonths.

  3. Love the Birthmonth concept and the bag. You are only lucky lady.

  4. Mary says:

    Oh I’m with ya on celebrating all month long…be nice!
    Love the bag!! Did she make that or purchse?
    Guess I better get yours mialed tomorrow Yea, I stillhav eit! Will take it with me tomorrow and get it out, before someone else sends its.
    Enjoy your evening!!

  5. Wendy says:

    What a great bag!!! I’m jealous!!! Hope those birthday gifts just keep on rollin in!!!

  6. Anita says:

    The bag is awesome! Happy Birthday again! A “birthmonth” instead of a day is a great idea!! LOL

    I’m glad you had a good weekend! Even if it wasn’t what was planned…

  7. Nancy says:

    Been celebrating my “birth month” for a while now. 🙂
    That is a great bag. Looks like it does it all!

  8. Nancy says:

    i forgot to say…i’m envious of people that can sew! i suck at it. but at least i can knit. sort of. 🙂

  9. Kathy says:

    I usually say, it’s just another day. However I ran into a stranger (you know what they say about strangers being angels in disguise). We were conversing about birthdays and I said my usual. She kindly smiled and said, “celebrate your birthday because the alternative to not celebrating it is something you may not want right now.” I have since embraced my birthday.
    The bag is beautiful!

  10. Dianne says:

    I LOVE the idea of having a birth month! That bag is great – love the fabrics!

  11. gaylen says:

    The bag started life as Amy Butler’s swing bag pattern. But, Chan doesn’t like the pointyness and needed some depth for stuff. Especially the water bottle that want an outside pocket – that ended up too small! UGH! I added the outside pocket, I like to cut the fabric on the fold, using the fold as the top edge – that way both sides of the pocket are pretty. Unfortunately, I didn’t take any photos of that bag so can’t give too many more details over at my blog – so you get what I remember here. Sorry to hijack – Chan 🙂 Glad you like it – I loved the fabric (flowers and all).

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