Last Christmas (2011), I made a 241 tote for my SIL and my mom immediately asked for one for herself. Just days later I picked up fabrics that I thought she might like and thought I would make one for her for Mother's Day. Well, May came and went and the fabrics were placed back into the stash. It would be just shameful to let another opportunity pass, so I was sure to make one for her this Christmas.
Mom's 241 tote has a bold, blue floral print by Faye Burgos (Marcus Fabrics) on the exterior and in the handles, framed with Kona Lime pockets and a whimsical blue on blue printed filigree type pattern (Moda Puzzle Pieces) on the side panels. The Kona Lime did the job, but really it would have been better with a more olive-type green. The interior (which of course I don't have a photo!) is the same blue filigree with splashes of lime and a floral print pocket.
Mom was so pleased when she opened her Christmas present! It makes me giggle when folks ask for presents made by me, then are surprised to actually find it in the box. She loves the prints and is thrilled with the size. She tried it on and everything :) Here's hoping she gets lots of use out of it! Merry Christmas, Mom.