to do a little sewing. I've long admired Laura Martell's tote patterns. I've even bought a couple of them. When I've read the directions-well let's just say they are not for beginners. I've wanted to take a class with her - but it never worked out. A few weeks ago the stars lined up and I was able to sign up for one. When I went into my LQS to sign up for the class I wasn't sure if the class was already filled since the schedule had been out for awhile, but I was only the second person to sign up. I didn't think the class would go on- so I didn't buy anything for the class. The Friday before the class I got an email from Laura with a supply list and directions for "homework" for the class. I emailed her back and told her that the LQS didn't have the pattern either. Laura sent me enough info to get me started. The pattern we were making is called the Mini Professional Tote. Another complication- we'd been hit with one of our snow storms- so I had to rush to get all the supplies. Besides spending the time to get the supplies- our homework took several hours of ironing Decor-bond to fabric and cutting multiple pattern pieces- we had 2 classes 3 hours each. The tote was still not finished. I finally had time last night to finish it.