Post Holiday and Off to NYC

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The Holidays were an awesome time to be back in touch with family and friends!  So many parties here in Galveston and in Austin and LaGrange.  And our home had the privilege of being on the Historic District Christmas Homes Tour.  It was an honor and great fun but we started gathering decorations and planning in October.  I’ve had such a joyful season but January will see a return to designing and sewing.  Yea!

Why January, you ask?  Because, between now and January, my daughter and I are enjoying a trip to New York City!  I plan to keep my eyes open for vintage finds to incorporate into my bags.  Just last week I purchased turn-of-the-century gold floral fabric from Robyn Pandolph’s beautiful shop and can’t wait to use it.  I was also given a bag full of vintage aprons and my head is spinning with ideas.  My son actually visited a quilt shop in Austin so his gift to me included some new Amy Butler fabric and a laminated that will be perfect for a spring bag!  Go Eric!

Sewing is a creative outlet for young people as well and I intend to pass down the skills I’ve learned to my granddaughters.  They each received a sewing machine for Christmas and were sewing as I left for home.  My heart is happy!

Off to the sewing room I go now, for I’m finishing a bag to wear in the Big Apple.

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About Anny

I am happiest during the creative phase of bag making. My studio is in a downtown historical loft built in 1890 with a view of the harbor. I have an armoire full of beautiful fabric and a map chest full of buttons, fringe, beads, and all the little pretties that make a bag one-of-a-kind. Every time I sew, my faithful Golden Retriever and English Setter are at my feet, and on REALLY special days, my precious granddaughters sew with me!

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