Good news! We have completed the Weekend Getaway Purse from the Annie’s Hook and Needle Club. (Kit 12:  Weekend Getaway Review)  It required a lining to finish the project, and for any of us that have crocheted purses or tote bags we all know how much more finished they appear to be when completed with a lining.

So this weeks post will be a very significant milestone in the Crochet with Passion journey. I am going to accomplish two things at once. I will finish a project and….. I am very excited to introduce my first guest blogger! I have had several requests for a tutorial or two, on how to sew a lining for inside a finished crocheted purse. While I have performed this exercise for myself, it would be a calamity to teach others my technique. I was introduced to Lori Dickman through my Pastors wife and she has graciously consented to write it more clearly drawing from her own experience for you and I.


The excerpt below is a Bio that was on her blog,

I’m Lori Dickman, married to a wonderful guy named Scott, and we live in a beautiful small town of Sycamore. I have been a seamstress for the past 40+ years and an avid quilter for 25 years. I also have developed a great love for creating wearable art and I teach numerous quilting and sewing classes.
Currently I am creating a trunk show of a quilter’s dozen (that’s 13 for those of you who may not know!) of quilts which will depict my life and the life of those whom I love while demonstrating the numerous techniques I’ve come to love over the years. Each quilt will be placed on this blog as it is finished.

I would like to acknowledge how grateful I am to Lori for writing for us and am including the link below to her tutorial on How to Make a Lining for a Crocheted or Knitted Purse. Thanks again!!! (

Until next time, keep those hooks flying.