This participant writes:
"My husband, Doug, and I have lived in Fairbanks, AK for approximately eighteen years.
I had been ill for a couple years and doctors were unable to pin point what was the problem until June of 2007, where they told me I was suffering from end stage liver disease and the only hopes of survival was a liver transplant (by the way, it wasn't due to alcohol abuse). After June, I became extremely ill, pretty much near a coma for about seven months. We made trips to Seattle, Washington every three months for updates on being placed on the liver transplant list. On April 24, 2008, I was informed that I had qualified to go onto the transplant list. In June of 2008, we returned to Seattle, for my regular testing and we were happily informed by the transplant physicians that my liver had made a turn around and since I was no longer deathly ill, I was given the choice to be placed on the hold list, until I absolutely needed the transplant. We still have to return to Seattle for routine testing (all at our own expense), but my health has improved very much to where I was able to begin doing my hobbies again. This is when my husband decided to encourage me even more and he bought me a new embroidery machine this year, which is a Brother Innovis 4500D.
Since then, I nearly live in my sewing room! I love working with the patterns from Advanced Embroidery!
This tote bag is made from recycled plastic bags. It can be used as a tote for going to the beach, grocery shopping or whatever your heart desires. It was a great pleasure to watch this pattern come to life."
The design used is Geranium.