Where has May gone? Wow! I have been a little more than busy and haven’t had time to post. A week after I got back from my first Quilt Show, my husband and I drove up to CT to see my parents for a few days. Now, we are in the process of having our kitchen remodeled. We spent last weekend cleaning out all of the cabinets and trying to find a place for everything. My living room is full of my new cabinets in the boxes and my dining room and family room are full of everything else. We will be without a sink for close to 4 weeks, so trying to do anything in the kitchen is out of the question.

Saturday, our son, Dan, graduated from Univ. of NC School of the Arts, with a degree in Fine Arts. His specialty is Technical Direction. We are so excited for him as his first job will be an Automation Director for the entertainment on a Carnival Cruise Ship. I’m seeing a cruise in my future.

On to the Show & Tell part of this post. I have received so many wonderful pictures of the Professional Totes that you have made. It is so much fun for me to see all of your creativity and excitement making my totes. I love the fabrics and it makes me want to make one more just like it.

I bought the Professional Tote pattern at my local quilt shop, and I LOVE it!  So far I have made six of them, and each one is my new favorite.  The latest is my jungle bag, with machine embroidered designs on both sides.  I’ve given three bags away as gifts, and have plans for more. 
…Phyllis in Colorado

Hi Laura,
Please find attached photos of my first Professional Tote.  What a great pattern.  Yes it does have lots of pieces but you instructions are perfect and clear to follow.  What I liked the most was no seam was to hard for my fussy Pfaff.  And that’s saying something.
Thanks Again
Merilyn Stewart from Croydon Australia

Betty made this blue paisley tote with patio cloth. The cloth is weather proof, and fade proof, etc. What a great idea! Betty made this one for her sister-in-law who lives in FL.
I made this for a teacher who must carry her things back and forth from building to building.  Hope you like it, as I
love, love, love this pattern. Deb Tuck.  

Make sure you check out the fussy cut dots at the top of all the pockets. Great job!

Judy Clay from Montrose, CO sent me this great picture of her “Easy Stripper” group posing with all of the Professional Totes they have made. Her friend Ludene has made 13 or14 Professional Totes. 
There are 8 ladies in this picture and I have been able to count as least 16 totes in the picture. You “strippers” are very busy!!

Thank you so much for sharing all your wonderful pictures! I love them all!!