Thursday, November 07, 2013
It's Going To Be A LONG Day
I know you are all interested in the progress of my "doodle" so here is what has happened since last time. I added some pencils lines but I think I may need them to be darker. It's coming along. I should start another and then I'll be able to adjust or modify some of the elements in this doodle that didn't work as expected.
I am thinking of resuming the annual Christmas Tree Christmas card. I stopped for awhile there. Two years I think, going on three. Lost friends and people dying. I got depressed as my list of ten kept getting smaller. Yesterday at work (greenhouse) I wrote a new list. Longer than the original list. I surprised myself by having made so many new connections. I need to work on keeping them strong. I think a Doodle tree on this year's card would be delightful. I could work on them whenever I have a free few minutes.
Here is the "bag". Not easily photographed. I managed to stuff a few books, a lunch tote and a jacket in it to see just how much I could carry. It would be an amazing travel bag. Book, sweater, snack, purse, cosmetics etc. I found it on line to see what it costs at retail. $179. (Ten Dollars on Tuesday). The straps are a few inches too short to be truly amazing. Meaning it could go over the shoulder if the handles were longer. I read a few years of comments (and returns) and the company making this didn't even try to change it. A few inches more of leather and these things would be amazing. Looks like a Coach bag and one third the price. I'm wondering if I could add a strap to the metal handle attachments and get the bag to go "cross body" like a messenger bag? Coach might sell that sort of thing in plain black leather. Commenters didn't like the smooth leather which gets roughed up and scratched. I guess they don't use the leather conditioner that Coach sells---- fixes all that. Me? I don't like the "pebbled" leather finish. Looks like fake leather.
My bag looks like it was used for awhile before being returned for a refund. The leather is all soft and perfect to me. Most of the things we get to purchase are returns or damaged. G got a new down jacket because someone cut a small hole in the side. Small. We'll add a piece of black electrical tape (it's a black jacket) and G will wear it--well, forever. The 850 down jackets are so light and warm. Delicious. Now--if I can find a bargain dog bed insert for Riley everyone will be happy. So far, they have all been rectangles. Riley sleeps on circles.