Friday, January 30, 2009
Thursday, January 29, 2009
Tuesday, January 27, 2009
Just before Lea returned she asked the dressmaker if she could have some of her scraps. She gave her a bag of lovely fabric. She only used her scraps to make erasers that she would sell for pennies to schools there. Lea asked me if I would help her make a quilt. I was thrilled to work with this awesome fabric. I helped Lea make this quilt. I quilted African symbols in the solid rows for her. It was neat to learn the meaning of the different symbols. When Lea told me about what the dress maker did with her scraps and how poor she was I wanted to help. I collected money from my quilt guild. They were very generous. We were able to purchase a sewing machine and cutting tools. I drew up some simple patterns and instructions for pillows and runners. (It is a little warm in Ghana to need or want quilts.) I thought this way she and other women could use the machine to make these and sell them to tourists, to improve their situation. I was so thankful to Lea for this opportunity. It was very fulfilling.
Well, Lea has gotten some more gorgeous African fabric. One of the men she knew in Ghana brought it to her recently. Here it is below.
Don't you just love how vibrant it is.
Monday, January 26, 2009
Friday, January 23, 2009
Wednesday, January 21, 2009
Tuesday, January 20, 2009
Saturday, January 17, 2009
This blog invests and believes in Proximity- nearness in space, time and relationships.
These blogs are exceedingly charming.
These kind bloggers aim to find and be friends .
They are not interested in prizes for self-aggrandizement!
Our hope is that when the ribbon of these prizes are cut, even more friendships are propagated.
I'm supposed to pass this award on to fellow bloggers, to include the above text in their blog.
Those I would like to pass it on to are:
Tina, Peg, Trisha, Donna, Marleen, Bren and Karen. These wonderful women have been generous, kind and supportive of me. Check out their blogs and get to know them.
These lovely fall stars by Sue
Look how lovely her quilting is. She is going to teach this in our next quilt meeting. Exciting!
And from Sue T these darling little Santas. Aren't they just precious. And look how lovely Sue's nails are. Pretty, pretty.
Friday, January 16, 2009
And just guess what was in it. Come on now guess...
But that is not all. She had a bag with all this great southwest fabric.
And this bundle of fat 1/8th
Then there was another box full of these little pretties.
Don't you just love the softness of these pinks, greens, and browns.Now how did I get so lucky? I'll never know. THANK YOU! THANK YOU, SUE!
Thursday, January 15, 2009
Isn't this process so much like life. How often are we pulled out of our comfort zone into a cold and dark environment. As we struggle we put out roots to keep us stead and shoots to reach to new heights. And slowly we become the beautiful flower we were created to be.