If you’re linked on one of my social network platforms, you’ll have noticed a few photos and comments about my recent travels to South Africa to attend my sisters wedding. I have been rather quiet with blog posts, but I have been equally busy with plans, packing, new temp job, packing, interviews for a permanent job, packing, planning to move house… travelling, wedding things and did I mention PACKING?
I’m just back from SA and if I don’t write a post now and update you on the works completed I am sure it will be lost amongst the packing plans and be left for a much longer post another time.
It seems an awfully long time since I told you about an order for something “Vintage” in my post Looking at things in a different light. The order was for a lady in South Africa, so it was a good thing I was traveling that way! Finished on time to travel with me and deliver in person. The purse has been made in “natural” tones and decorated with beads and crochet roses.
I made the below purse for my aunt. She loves daisies and cats. Can you tell? As with all my purses given as a gift, I put a coin inside. I usually put a “lucky coin” specially sourced in previous years for Christmas gifts but as I didn’t have a spare left, I put an “old” £1 coin (which is currently being replaced by strange new lighter versions with edges that no parking meter in the UK can fit) hopefully the old one will become a relic and with a little luck – become valuable for my aunt! Have you heard of the practice of putting a coin in a gift purse before? It’s a superstition, but I’m quite sentimental that way and always like to wish my friends and family well – and would never begrudge them good luck! Apparently according to the great Google, giving a purse, wallet, piggy bank or anything that is meant to hold cash, it is supposed to bring good luck to the receiver by putting in a coin and some even say so that the purse is never empty. Lovely Sentiment which I plan to continue doing.
I’ve returned home with a bit of a cold. Or it might be flu. Not sure. Its slowly creeping in with waves of feeling fine then feeling miserable. But no time to stop – I’m working on two new orders (exciting), looking to complete my already out of date WIP’s and whilst in SA – I got myself a whole bunch of yarns (as you do) all with ideas of their own… I hope I can find more time amongst all this packing!
AND.. did I tell you? I’ve won a prize (hooray!) – but I will tell more about this on the next post – I have some unpacking and then packing to do! ‘Til next time folks 🙂
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