Monday, October 10, 2011

Chicago Marathon and Echino handbag

Hello, happy Monday!

I hope you all had a very nice weekend. Mine was a lot of fun. As some of you probably know, Chicago marathon was happening on Sunday. 35,000 people running, plus countless visitors flocking into the city to supports their friends and family. AMAZING!!! My husband was one of the runners, so the kids and I went to cheer him on. Well, we actually missed seeing him running, it really is hard to spot your person among other thousands of people, but it was still so. much. fun!!!

We got to see Ryan Hall (the fastest American marathon runner) running, or should I say "flying" by.

And, since I am not a runner, but a sewer, I decided on Friday night that I needed a new handbag (just big enough to hold my camera, video camera, phone, and money) for the marathon. So, I made yet another bag, using yet another Echino panther fabric. I really can't help it. I LOVE this fabric line.

This turned out to be a perfect size of a handbag, having all the necessary pockets. I will post about it in much more detail tomorrow.

For now, I'm just going to finish this post bragging about my husband's results. He finished Chicago marathon in 3 hours and 12 minutes. It was his best time so far and he finished in 1,300th place out of 35,000 runners, not bad I say. This is us right after the race. We are both squinting in this picture since sun was shining right into our eyes. It was a beautiful, sunny day, perfect to be spent in the city with our kids.
Have a great rest of the day, Svetlana.


  1. 3:12!! That's fast! Congrats to your hubby.

  2. Lovely bag, I love that fabric, too. And contests to your husband -that really is a great accomplishment! It's bee the most beautiful weekend in the city - great way to enjoy the weather.

  3. Congratulations to your husband! that was awesome.
    Your bag is outstanding! I totally love it and the style and everything you did to it!!

  4. Congratulations to your hubby. I just love that bag. I received some Echino (patchwork story and bonbon) fat quarters last week and I love the weight and feel of them.

  5. Congrats to hubby! I once finished a half marathon in about that time lol That was my last one before the doctor banned me from running as it was damaging my already wrecked joints even further :o(


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