Wednesday, March 3, 2010


Good afternoon friends; I hope you all are having a great week, and happy Hump Day…. today is just gorgeous out, Sun is shinning and the snow is melting,,, yeaaaaahhhhhhhh rahhhhhhhhh….. sorry for telling you that, for the ones still getting lot’s of snow don’t hate me…. lol

Now on too my post, yesterday I finally received my Birthday gift from my Sweet MIL. I had really forgotten all about it, so it was a wonderful surprise.. I can’t remember if I told you where she works so forgive me if I have…. She works for Vera Bradley back in Ft Wayne, Ind… she loves working there sewing is her passion and she is very good at it, not many get to work at a place where the love what they are doing… So for my gift she told me to pick out any thing I wanted,,,,, well she did not have to ask me twice,,,,,, (wink)…  So I hopped on the website to look at all the gorgeous things they have to offer. It was so hard to pick from so many, but I did find the right one.. I really love Toile and they had a pretty Toile pattern, it is brown and pink.. just a touch of pink.. yes ladies I took photos of it….

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Don’t you just love this sweet bag,,,, oooooooooo I do,,, and it is the perfect size too… the shoulder straps are just the right length and comfy… if you squint your sweet eyes you can see the touch of Pink our favorite color.

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Close up,, such a gorgeous print hope you can see it sorry if it show’s blurry. you can click on it to make it larger if you need to.

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The inside is just as pretty as the outside.. Love the pink print they used for the pockets. It hold’s all my things just wonderfully,,,, hmmmmm I have said that alot in this post….. but it is so true.

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It’s it not the most Gorgeous thing ever!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (squealing now)    I couldn’t wait to give her a call and thank her for this lovely gift.. I have the sweetest MIL in the world.. Thanks MOM!! 

Well that is if for now, just had to show off my Vera,, hehe  hope you enjoyed reading my short post. I have been so lacked in making my rounds to all of you,, but I will be by to pay you all a visit.. I don’t want you all to think I am a rude person, I don’t like not stopping by to repay a visit, and comment since you have taken the time to visit me…. GEEEEEEEEEE  hope that came out right,,, did you understand what I was trying to say???? lol sounds ok in my head but when it comes out, it looses it’s intended meaning….

Any way I thank you all for stopping by my humble blog, I treasure each and every one of you wonderful friends..  Have a wonderful day and I hope that the Sun is Shinning where ever you are…. So until next time,

God Bless;




Heather's Stitches said...

BEAUTIFUL bag!! I love Vera Bradley but sadly do not own one yet.

Enjoy your Wednesday!

Mildred said...

I received my very first Vera B purse from my niece last Aug for my bday. I love it! Your pattern is beautiful and that was such a sweet gift.

Donna said...

I am jealous! I love Vera Bradley. I have a wonderful overnight bag that a friend gave to me and a very small bag that I picked up at a yard sale once that was brand new for $5. Can you believe it?

Thanks for the sweet comments on my quilt. I just need to get busy and finish it. To answer your long arm. I do straight stitch in the ditch quilting! There is a quilt shop in Henderson that has a long arm that you can learn how to use and then quilt by the hour. Haven't gotten enough nerve yet to try it!
I usually go to JoAnns for my fabric in Raleigh. There is a really nice quilt shop in Wake Forest called Quilts Like Crazy.
Where do you live? Hugs, Donna

Stella said...

Beautiful bag love the color combo. Looks like the sun is shining all over in your life. Enjoy! Stella

SmilingSally said...

My fifteen-year-old granddaughter loves her Vera Bradley items.

The Painted Garden said...

Hi Alaura,

Oh my goodness - I love your Vera Bradley bag- the colors are beautiful. Her bags are my favorites.

Thank you for visiting my blog and for your sweet commments - it is nice to meet you and visit your delightful blog.
Have a lovely week.

P.S. Happy belated birthday.
I see that you are from North Carolina - I was born and raised in Wilmington, N.C. and miss my beautiful home state.

Kathy said...

I love your blog! Several months ago on vacation I downloaded and paid for the pattern you used for your Teddy Bear quilt, can you tell me where to find that pattern again! I loved that quilt!

Kathy in mi

Shelia said...

Hi Alaura! Oh, what a gorgeous bag! I love it! I've never had a Vera Bradley anything, but I'm coveting just a bit! :)
You deserve such a wonderful gift and how nice to have such a great MIL.
Glad your snow is melting.
Be a sweetie,
shelia ;)

Lisa said...

I am a Vera Freak! LOVE this one! I know why you are so excited! The style bag is great I LOVE mine and the print is wonderful! I don't have one in it yet! Enjoy! How exciting to know someone who works there!!
Hugs, Lisa

The Old Painted Cottage said...

So loving the pattern on that bag!


Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

What a beautiful bag! I love toile too and Vera Bradley makes great bags.

Helen said...

I purchased an adorable little Vera Bradley bag in Florida to give to the woman who picked us up at the airport and treated us to dinner in her home during our vacation ... she loved it! And I love your Vera too.