Monday, September 11, 2006
Sewing in Honduras, Fat Quarter and Earrings
The other morning I had my usual monthly phone call from my brother. He is an civil engineer who lives in Honduras and builds mines in Central and South America. He told me that a purse I had sent to his wife for her birthday was now being used in a sewing class. She is director of a trade school for adults. The woman often commented about her purse. She is letting them figure out how it was sewn together and they are practicing their skills by sewing their own purses. I was flattered. I told him to tell her that there were so many women in blogland who do such amazing work on purses and other sewing projects. I plan to email her some links to some of my favorites. Maybe they can be inspired as much as me.
Today I received a couple of items in the mail. The first were some fat quarters from Barbara - Raggedy Ann and Andy. I once had a Raggedy Ann doll with a heart embroidered on her chest when I was little. These fabrics are so cute. I need a baby gift in a few weeks. Wonder what I could do with this cloth between now and then? Thanks, Barbara!
I also received a pair of earring that I ordered from Adriene. You can always find some of the neatest stuff over at etsy.
One last note: did any of you watch the documentary titled "9/11" on CBS Sunday night? Portions of it was filmed inside Tower One of the World Trade Center during the attacks. Very powerful documentary!