But I used mine. I've carried scriptures, lesson manuals, music books, and extra papers to church in my purple bag. Last year, when I was asked to lead Cub Scouts instead of teaching a Sunday class, I started leaving my purple bag home. I told the younger boys that they could start bringing their own drawing paper. I thought maybe it was time to create a smaller bag, just for my scriptures.
Of course, before I got around to it, I was asked to play the piano for the children's meetings at church. I pulled out my old purple bag to carry my large music book. One strap was being held on by a safety pin. I fixed that, then found little rips in the bottom. It was time for a new bag, after all.
I bought some decorator fabric and a nice plain lining, but thought I should do something more to keep it whole. So I reinforced the bottom of the bag with a piece of denim from my never-ending supply.
I added the lining and one of my few decorative stitches,
and, voilà! Mama's got a brand new bag.