I'm such a sucker for a new bag pattern. The Three Sheep Tote, made from Saltbox Village, was really a fun one. The tote combines both some simple embroidery with fussy-cut pieces to make a good sized bag that will be handy for toting projects to quilt group, or back and forth to work.
The embroidery worked up fairly fast, and Mari's directions to complete the bag are just super. I might suggest adding a pocket to the inside - I just think bags need pockets!