The Himalaya Tote is done. I could've gone to a fabric store and gotten a darker lining, but I decided to use some muslin I had in my sewing box. Partially, because I didn't feel like waiting until a store was open, or getting out of my pj's, and I hate when the linings are dark and I can't see the crap at the bottom of the bag when I want it.
In order to make the lining, I got out my "new" sewing maching. Given to me by my step-mother, who doesn't sew, but has kept it diligently since the late 60's early 70's. I adore it because my mother had a very similar model and anything more high tech would boggle my mind. It came with a box of bits that can be used to change stitches, but there are no directions. I was only going to do some basic stitching, so I got it out and got to it. Here is my lovely machine (with an IRON in the picture. I use it only in emergency situations).
The lining was a little tricky, there are some pockets involved, but it works! Anyway, without further ado, The Bag with lining showing
And the front of the blessed bag
Silk doesn't hold it's shape so well, so I'll give you a review of it with use over time.