This design was earmarked to become a sling bag at that time. But somehow, I kept getting interrupted to stitch other things. I'm usually a one-project-at-a-time stitcher so I don't exactly know how it got delayed. Anyway I finally got around to completing the stitching and managed to take a slice of time to finish the sewing. I used the suggested DMC colors, but the finish is much paler than the model in the magazine. At first I was disappointed, but now I've come to appreciate the subtlety. I mean who wants to scream "Peacocks!" wherever they go.
The fabric is 36 ct Edinburgh Summer Khaki linen. This one uses iron-on fusible craft fleece for stability and it came out with just the right amount of stiffness. Sometimes I have trouble getting that stuff to adhere properly to the fabric, but this time it worked out fine. I think I may not have had my steam iron set hot enough on some previous attempts. Final size is about 7"x8", perfect for most of my needs.