Noodlehead 241 tote pattern I really like this purse as I could fit everything in it. As well I liked the fabric I used for it.
How the purse had the run in you ask. Well when you go camping we all know that you must not leave food laying around your camp site other wise you will have animal visiting. Where we were you have chipmunks, skunks and raccoons.
So we packed up all the food for the night and locked it in our SUV for safe keeping.......or so I thought. I heard the raccoons fighting outside of the tent around 3:00 in the morning. Then I heard what I though was our dishes and coolers moving around. DH went to check by walking around the SUV with his flashlight looking around on the ground no raccoons there so, he headed off the the Washroom. While he was gone I heard them again, he came back climbed in the tent. I told him, he said it was fine. Once they started up again I sent him out again, this time he looked up higher and saw a racoon on the passenger seat of the SUV. He then realized that the driver side window was down all the way.
He had me come out to help, send me to the passenger side. I wasn't going to open the door till I saw what I was dealing with. Flashlight to the passenger side yep that's a big guy, then lets see if there are any more. One sitting on the booster seat in the middle of the van and three in the back. Great the whole family. I opened the front door to get the big guy out, he got out after a little while but the other ones aren't moving. DH had opened up the hatch but they weren't in a hurry to leave their food behind. So I figured if you slam the front door that will get them moving. The problem with the plan was I never told DH so he heads for the hatch at the same time the rest of the raccoons are rushing the hatch to get out. He jumps and yells and they stop. So now it's time for me to start throwing things, one well thrown water bottle square of the butt of one of them gets them moving.
They didn't get into the coolers, but the Butter tart squares were fair game, Marshmallows, Jube Jubes, and all the other candy and chips we had for the trip. Other food was in open boxes so they sat on them as well as our potatoes and left some presents so that had to go as well. The biggest mess was on my purse. The raccoon had knocked over the last of the Tim Horton tea. It still had the bag in it as well. So between the tea the food mess and the mess of the raccoon there was no help for my purse.
So I cleaned out all the stuff and threw out the purse. I spent the rest of the week without a purse. I have started using one that I made before since I got home. I don't mind it but I really need to make something else up. So I will have to look around the fabric stashes I have as well as the patterns and figure out something.
I do need to take the SUV to car detailing to get rid of the tea foot print.
We really did have a great time camping and have been laughing about the raccoons. It could have been worse, at least it wasn't the skunks.