BTW, the crochet lace in the background is another of my WIP, a huge tablecloth measuring 5ft by 9ft which is still less than a quarter done. You can see how far I've done in the progress chart on the rightBarbara wrote that the bourse would be handy for my tatting WIPs - besides being a stitcher she must be a mind-reader as well, because that was exactly what came to mind when I first saw it. Doesn't it look perfect like this?
Now that I know what a bourse looks like (believe it or not, this is a first time seing a real finished bourse, - all this while only seen pictures of it), I think I can make one. I can see a string of tatted edging appliqued on the outside, or maybe a number of small motifs at the sides. Ideas, ideas.
Thanks again BJ