My finished Lady in Red Hat canvas!! I put the last few stitches in at Sit and Stitch last night after the "committee" decided the backstitch I did around the ribbon (at least that's what we think it is) on her hat was enough and I shouldn't wrap it. The lips also are done in basketweave, I tried messing with satin stitch a few times and I just couldn't get the coverage I wanted.
And if my having this finished wasn't exciting enough for me... I got home last night and was determined to NOT pay someone else to do what should be quite simple to do. I got out scissors and found the directions and managed to get the canvas inserted into the bag and it looks great!
This was simple beyond belief, the hardest part was taking scissors to my canvas. I had to cut the canvas 5 threads away from my stitching *cringe* and it then gets mounted onto a board, you peel the sticky back and it gets put in the purse. It was a abit of a challenge to stick it down in the purse straight. Total time to finish... 15 minutes. It was then stuffed with plastic grocery bags and spent the night with 7 heavy books piled on it to make sure everything held. The directions also said to glue the purse to the canvas but I'm not sure I want to do that. This won't be an every day purse for me, its far to small, so its not going to get an excessive amount of wear to justify that but I can always go back with a tiny bit of glue and secure it if needed.