I finished the flower purse last night and I'm really happy with it, but I'm also a nitwit about posting photos, so I'll give it a try later.
Paisley, I'm glad you liked crochet me, i think it's a great site.
elissamichelle, I know what you mean about the patterns. I thought this one was pretty clear, but I'm always finding patterns with errors in them or that jsut plain make no sense. I always try to blame the pattern
not me! LOL. One tricky thing in that flower purse pattern -- when you're making the front and back, you have to start the new row/round with a stitch. It will say "sc in next three sc" but REALLY you have to sc once, then sc in next three. Now, that's just at the beginning of the row, after that, the pattern is right.
bizarre, I know, but that's the only way the pattern works. I kept trying to follow the directions and ended up with an odd number of stitches at the end of the row. Finally, I tried starting with the one stitch, and voila! it worked.
the petals I thought were pretty easy to understand.
I'm working on the heart-shaped purse on the Lion Brand site right now and it's confusing me and I keep thinking about frogging the whole damned thing, but my hubby encourages me to finish it. so, i'll probably hang in there and finish it. It's bigger than the pattern says it will be although my gauge is fine. gah.