This week has certainly slid by and I figure its the warm, sunny weather that has occupied my time. I love it. But I also love sewing and there is so much I want to make! Especially since this morning I did some sandal shopping for the kids and just browsed for me. There are some cute things out there- but I have decided to make myself whatever I want…and what I NEED (like running shoes) will have to wait. I was really overwhelmed with all the sales and the huge amounts of clothes just waiting to be consumed or put on clearance.
ANYWAY, when I was posting regularly with my “loot” for China, a reader commented about a project she and her daughter were initiating. Her daughter is going to Africa and would like to give all the girls she is visiting a skirt. I immediately knew I wanted to help and the above images are from my week’s project. I love each one and want to keep them- this is a good thing, I am so excited to send my skirts off knowing that they are what I would want Ellie or Peppy to wear.
I also had a clearer joy of how it feels to give up some time and personal projects for a greater effort. This made me think of everyone who gives of their time freely. It has also been a nice meditative time to think of the world, my family, challenges I am facing, and of course the little girl that will be wearing my skirt.