I'm happy with:
how the strip embroidery came out
I like the brown two tone tie and loop closure fabric; doesn't take away from the strip pieces
the deep pocket I did inside turned out well
love the padded straps
What I goofed on:
there's some puckering around the top rim; hard to avoid that I find
tie was too short so the knot is small
I didn't box the lining on this one just to see b/c well, the pattern didn't say to, so I thought give it a try. It's not actually too bad so I'm not sure which way is best.
Should you always box the lining in a bag? What do you do?