Here's my latest tote. I had my mom in mind while making this one -- I think she'll like the colors. And there's a ribbon tie in the center to keep it closed.
I also think she'll like all the pockets inside. My personal favorite is the water bottle pocket (actually requested by Mom).
Mom, I hope you like it. If not, no worries -- I enjoyed making it, and wouldn't mind making another. Enjoy your last few weeks in California!