Curve Appeal is a cool name, don't you think? Which would be a success story for me, if curves were in. Oh wait, not those curves. These Curves:
My hubby thinks I'm part crow, because I'm always drawn toward the shiny, sparkly, bling-y stuff :-) And this pattern required it. So I happily cut the parts, quilted them, and commenced to beading. What was I thinking?!!!!? Did I begin beading with a tiny little sample square. Or a jacket pocket, something small? No. The front of a bag. And not a coin purse. Not a cute little evening bag. This honker is 16" square! Do you know many inches that is?!!! When you're talking about itsy, bitsy, teeny-tiny, little beads? Well, I beaded an area about 1" square before I decided beading was not exactly my calling. I whined about it so much that a dear, dear friend agreed to add some beading, which she did (isn't that gorgeous!). But I was not in love with the project any longer and into the UFO closet it went.
When its number came up on Judy's UFO Challenge (patchworktimes.com), I grumbled about it. Hello -- did I think its number would never come up? But guess what? After dragging it out and figuring out the directions, it took about two hours to assemble. BUT WAIT! Don't you hate it when you *think* you've finished a project, then realize.... I was feeling pretty great about getting this thing done, except when I tried it on over my shoulder, I realized I had put the handles across the bag instead of sewing them on one side, and it hung all catty-whompus. I've done that, probably with all the bags I've made. I don't know why I do that! Do you? But it's done!!!