Monday, January 6, 2014

The Bag Lady

A Christmas gift from the resident poet laureate, my husband B. He totally gets me.

Bag Lady

Sitting on the counter, busy through the night
Is a little white iPhone, buzzing with delight.
The ‘likes’ are streaming in, from coast to coast to coast
All because of a bag on an Instagram post.

What’s caused this double tapping, from people overseas?
What’s piqued their curiosity, what’s made them weak in knees?
Why it’s a simple sack, so it appears at a glance
Just wait a couple seconds, there’s another like from France.

I just observe this process, I don’t post any stills
I don’t sew any fabric, I don’t possess the skills.
Let us take a moment, and subject to further inspection
The features of the tote, that others call perfection.

There are several carry-ons, which Krista makes for fun
The most popular it seems is the famous 2 4 1.
It’s got pockets on the ends, and a wee one on the side
And a big one in the middle, that’s made to open wide.

Sometimes the fabric’s cool, while other times it’s snazzy
Top stitching’s often tripled, and Krista likes her lining jazzy.
With cotton webbing strapping, each bag’s a perfect gem.
To quote Krista from her blog, “I can’t stop making them!”

With everything she makes, Krista says it’s just a snap
Follow the directions, perhaps add an extra flap.
But I think it’s not so simple, they would all be making one
The difference is K’s ethic, she just gets sh*t done.


 I guess he's onto something...although I have made my fair share of Rae's Buttercup Bag, too! Here's a small sampling of bags over the past few years. I honestly think I could have made an 8 x 8 mosaic.



Referring to the last line of the poem, that is exactly what I'm busy with these next 7 weeks. I have some serious stuff to get done, so don't worry if I'm scarce. I hope you've all had a wonderful start to 2014. All I can say so far is Brrrrrrr!

37 comments:

Kirsty@Bonjour said...

A man who writes his wife poetry - now that's true love! Happy New Year to you all and good luck with your heads down. Hope you get all your sh*t done!

amandajean said...

Love the poem! Tell him "well done!" Hope you get lots done the next 7 weeks. You can do it!!!

Katy Cameron said...

ROFL, I particularly like the last line :oD

Millie said...

I am quite sure you know your husband rocks! You are a very lucky lady!

Amy Friend said...

What a hoot!

Amy Friend said...

What a hoot!

Spiced Coffee said...
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Spiced Coffee said...

Yep, very lucky!!

Svetlana said...

fantastic poem. Lucky you!!! Love all the bags too. See, I'm rhyming already :)

DeborahGun said...

so fun!

Rene' said...

How awesome is this?!!! Your husband is quite the poet! What a sweet gift.

Alisa said...

Fabulous poem!

Carla said...

Well, I'm impressed! What skills you BOTH have!

Lise-Lotte said...

I love all these beautiful bags - what fabric, and perfection
Great Poem, Mr. B

Lise-Lotte
partygreen.ca

karen @ badlandsquilts said...

Awesome!

Debbie said...

oh how fun is THAT!

Leanne said...

It's a great poem, and the bags are the best.

dutchcomfort said...

Happy 2014 Krista! Love that poem, it reminds me of all the fun Sinterklaas poems we used to write.
You have made so many lovely bags!

Flying Blind... said...

Brilliant!

Happy New Year to you all - keep cozy. xxx

Charlotte said...

hahahaha! love it! Happy new year xx

Catherine said...

What a very clever husband! And I love your bags, I need to make a 241.

Isisjem said...

What a great poem and so true! Love seeing what bag you've made next when it pops up on your blog or IG.

Canadian Abroad said...

Excellent! Your husband totally gets you and the whole making process, including IG. Bless him!!!

{Leila}Where the Orchids Grow said...

The poem is wonderful and how sweet of your husband to take the time to write it! You've got a keeper there :)

Sonia said...

He's definitely a keeper - love the poem! And so many gorgeous bags :) x

Katie B said...

All I can say is this is quite possibly the most awesome thing I've ever read.

grapes and hearts said...

Well done, Mr. B!
Have a good and healthy new year, the two of you!
Oh and tell him to bring us more poems :)

Dianne said...

How incredibly sweet is he?!!! What a fun gift to treasure forever.

Dianne said...

How incredibly sweet is he?!!! What a fun gift to treasure forever.

Tamie said...

What a talented writer your husband is. Mine draws pictures....

Danielle said...

Wow you really are the bag lady!!! Good luck with everything you need to get done. We'll be here waiting at the other end for you xxx

Danielle said...

I meant to say, love the poem too! Brilliant!

Little Island Quilting said...

Lovely poem. Looking forward to the book ;-)

Andrea said...

Wonderful poem and wonderful bags! I'm also looking forward to your book. I'm a regular reader of your great blog.

rubyslipperz said...

I *DO* love bags!! yepsireee.... =D. And, you make some way cute ones!

Michele Pacey said...

Aw that is the best Christmas gift ever! It's obvious from this that he does "get you". My husband wrote me a poem once. 17 years ago. I think I'll be showing him this. :) Thanks for the smile Krista's hub.

rstogether said...

that's the best valentine evah! I am definitely not seeing a few I know you have made (and possibly sweated over). Awesome B, Awesome K.