Tonight, old man, you did it!
You did it! You did it! You said that you would do it,
And indeed you did. I thought that you would rue it;
I doubted you'd do it. But now I must admit it
That succeed you did.
~ from the musical My Fair Lady
I have to admit, I am very surprised that I actually finished Liat's bookbag right on schedule (earlier, in fact, than I believed I could). She is thrilled and delighted with it, and plans to use it tomorrow on her last day of school before Spring Break. She even mentioned something about taking a "casual stroll" around the campus, to make sure everyone saw it.
What we have here is a bag made from an old pair of my jeans, a knitted belt made with the yarn my friend Ellen hand spun and I dyed with Kool Aid not long ago. Some of the beads are from that pair of Liat's pants I told you about in my last post.
I decided to make the theme of the bag our family's favorite basketball team. We are all fans, but Liat is especially fanatic about them. I made the cross stitched symbol by downloading a photo from the team's website into my PC Stitch software. It made a great chart in just seconds. The Hebrew text is the words to the fans' "fight song." And all of the players' photos came from old programs I have saved from the many Euroleague games we have attended this year.
I also finished the Top Secret Gift, at long last! I need to get it into the mail pronto. Once the recipient has received it, I will show you a photo. I hope she likes it.
And now I think I need a nap.