This tiny purse took a long time. I decided to add my name and year inside the flap of her purse. Instead of crocheting a strap I simply braided the strap. There is a pocket inside the purse.
Here Sharon holds her purse.....looks like a bear ready to go shopping.I added bullion roses to the flap.
Several of you asked what I was giving and so here is the prize. Just let a comment and I will add your name to the drawing. So enter and pass on the blog to your friends so they can enter.
Oh, someone asked me why she has no face. It is a matter of pride...I will quote Dr. Donald Kraybill in "The Riddle of Amish Culture", notes that the Second Commandment was used to legitimize the taboo against pictures. "In the latter part of the nineteenth century, as photography was becoming popular, the Amish applied the biblical injunction against ‘likeness’ to photographs. Their aversion to photographs is a way of suppressing pride. If people see themselves displayed in a photograph, they might begin to take themselves too seriously."
Many tourists take plenty of pictures without even thinking about the beliefs of the Amish folks.
So if you decide to tour the Amish communities you may want to consider their beliefs. Also if you see books about Amish that Donald Kraybill wrote you are gettig the truth about the Amish people. Maybe I can brag just a bit...he is a second cousin of mine.