Basic Bag Pattern

Daily Prompt: The Road Less Traveled
Pinpoint a moment in your past where you had to make a big decision. Write about that other alternate life that could have unfolded.

First words of a new venture “Basic Bag Pattern”.  At just that moment, Bob came over and told me I had to get typing.  Reason — I am planning on a focus group session for some new Doggie Bags next Friday.  The idea is to provide kits at a sewing class (which I am teaching) and get feedback about the commercial value of said bags.  Part of a new venture called Doggie Bags and Dragon Cats.  We plan on selling fancy grocery bag kits with original Dog or Dragon Cat artwork.    The problem is that I have not yet created the pattern, nor created a single kit.  Time to get working…..

So here is one possible alternative future: setting up a wildly successful business selling kits to Walmart or Micheals.  Yeah.  And all this started because  Elly has ruined the quilt on my bed.  Her long doggy claws have put holes in the quilt I made for Bob years ago.  I was looking for some custom fabric to cover those holes — slap a big 36″ by 52″ patch on the top of those holes.  Talked about getting custom fabric with a friend who paints dog pictures.  An hour later we’ve ordered fabric and set up a new business. or at least we are trying to.  So here’s to my life changing based on the decision to talk with a friend about patching a quilt.  May it be successful.  At least writing this prompt got me in the mood for writing up patterns.

Here’s the first set of doggy pictures.

imageAnd here are a couple of the bags created so far:





Author: Heres to ART not Cockroaches

Welcome to my life. My life as a mom is changing as the kids grow up, leave home, and build their own lives. This gives me a chance to rebuild myself as an artist, develop a spiritual path, and most fun of all, start going out on dates with my husband. Come here the stories about the small things in life that can make one very happy. Dogs running on a beach, great breakfast dates, kids and their adventures, and my own adventures in this wacky life. I'll share some of my progress in learning art while juggling a full time job as an engineer. And best of all, it's a chance for me to practice writing stories while keeping in touch with my kids. I look forward to hearing from you. Comments, thoughts, and invitations to meet for coffee are all welcomed. Enjoy the stories.

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