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« Reply #240 on: February 09, 2006 08:59:45 PM »

Wow, that bag is great! I've been so into birds lately!
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« Reply #241 on: February 09, 2006 09:10:35 PM »

okay, quick story about why this bag is so so so perfect for me. i live in vanouver, canada where there is some kind of MASSIVE crow population. i have a complete love/hate relationship with this murder of crows. every morning at dawn, they fly from where they sleep in one big park over the city to the river delta for the day, and at dusk they fly back (i'm talking thousands, no joke). at dusk, when the sky is that gorgeous pink/orange, you can look up from most parts of the city and see their black wings flapping over and they just go on, and on. it's one of my most beloved parts of living in the city. it's so urban wildlife, i just love them.

now, in the summer when dawn is at 5:30am, these little %#*ers like to take a pit-stop right outside my apartment and caw their heads off for about half an hour. as i lie in bed cursing the fact that i've been jolted out of deep sleep, i think about how much i hate crows and want to shoot them all.

hence why the crow on this bag fits me to a T.  Grin
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« Reply #242 on: February 09, 2006 09:18:46 PM »

That's a great story! I've recently moved to Minnesota and I've noticed there's a large population of crows here, too. Not thousands, as you describe (that must be awesome) but I definitely see several daily, which is different for me. (In addition, the squirrels here look completely different to the ones where I lived before, we even have a black squirrel on my street!). Urban wildlife IS interesting! Actually my old apartment building had a....flock? gaggle? herd? coven? of bats living in the chimneys, they flew out exactly at dusk, circled in a huge swarm for 10-20 minutes, then flew back in. A lot of people thought it was creepy but I thought it was pretty cool. That is, except for the time one flew in my window! But that, kids, is another story...

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« Reply #243 on: February 09, 2006 09:23:43 PM »

some of the aboriginal people of canada believe crows carry the souls of the deceased into the afterlife. i think that's a pretty cool idea, and they seem to have a strong connection to each other which makes me wonder what they're thinking.

and don't get me started on crazy city squirrel behaviour...
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« Reply #244 on: February 09, 2006 10:02:19 PM »

Wow! That is so amazing!!!!! It is beautiful
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« Reply #245 on: February 09, 2006 10:02:36 PM »

I am so relieved you like the bag k8!  Like a proud new parent, i took a bazillion photos of my first official bag from scratch! The fleece lining was the hardest for me to handle on my sewing machine, especially when I "attempted" to put a gussetted zipper in it.  something to aspire towards i guess.  I have a love/hate relationship with crows....i love them for their sinister dark mood they tend to bring to things....but i hate them because they once snagged my freshly made turkey sandwich off the tailgate of my truck.









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« Reply #246 on: February 09, 2006 10:12:21 PM »

dang! that's one hot bag! i wonder which super lucky recipient gets to treasure it? oh wait, it's me!  Cheesy
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« Reply #247 on: February 10, 2006 05:26:17 AM »

some of the aboriginal people of canada believe crows carry the souls of the deceased into the afterlife. i think that's a pretty cool idea, and they seem to have a strong connection to each other which makes me wonder what they're thinking.

Crows actually do have a strong connection to each other.  When I worked at a science museum, I went to some type of state wildlife conference, which was largely a bunch of pretty dull lectures--but the one about crow family structure and social behavior was fascinating.  The guy did a longitudinal study of certain crows' social patterns, and it was just amazing.  I left with a whole new appreciation for crows--because, before that, my biggest "crow experience" was with the flock that roosted at night over the center of my small college's campus one year.  I remember the sound of thousands of crows' droppings hitting the sidewalks--and, of course, the really smelly cars with "free paint jobs." 

That's a great bag, by the way.  I have a hard time believing it was your first, knottydottie.  (Look at those lovely, square corners!)  You are a woman of many talents!
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« Reply #248 on: February 10, 2006 05:43:46 AM »

THAT WAS YOUR FIRST BAG?Huh *looks woefully at pile of pattern bits and fabric that may someday be first bag*
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« Reply #249 on: February 10, 2006 09:07:52 AM »

that is a georgeous first bag knottydottie.

I have a hard time believing it was your first, knottydottie.  (Look at those lovely, square corners!)  You are a woman of many talents!

as a beginning bag maker, i can say that the tutorials on craftster are EXTREMELY helpful in making your first forray (sp?) into bag making as painless as possible. i know after reading somewhere how unproffesional looking some beginner's bag corners are, i'm rather obsessive about perfectly square corners now.
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