I finished this tote today! It was one of the kits I bought on our excursion to Toowoomba. I started it the weekend after our trip in my eagerness to justify my purchase.
I had done most of the machine applique when I came down with the flu and it has taken me almost 3 weeks to complete the project. I feel very pleased with my efforts, considering my mind wasn't working on all cylinders and reading the instructions was a difficult task at times.