Here are a bunch of Molly Purses I finished last week. There is a pretty good variety there hanging from my fig tree. Below is probably one of the most wonderful Cathy Bags I have ever made. I can't wait for it to arrive at it's destination.
These have been a pretty busy 2 weeks...lots and lots of parties. Have you ever noticed that the smaller the military community the more social functions there are? We went to a family day Christmas party yesterday and we are all sunburned (well my husband, Mr Melanin, is just fine) being some of the whitest people in Australia. I have a big spot on my back where I missed my sunblock and each of the kiddos have funny red splotches of pain. I can't even count all the sunburns I have had in my life, but these that I have gotten here in Australia hurt worse than any before them. My poor little children... They did all wear hats yesterday so at least that damage was thwarted.
Emma's Home school stuff arrived Friday and she is so excited about it all. The boys are going to go to regular school and I am going to home School Emma to see if I can catch her up to where I believe she should be. Her teacher let me down....she didn't let me know Emma was failing first grade until there were 3 weeks left in the school year (I had 2 meetings a term with her hearing team and her teacher...Emma's doing poorly never came up). Don't you think that is crap? I sure do. I decided to just take matters into my own hands.
So with the home Schooling of miss Emma I will not be taking bag orders anymore. Yeah yeah I know that stinks...now I will have to hang tight with the fabric I have an not buy lots and lots of glorious fabric each season. Whoop whoop...but My daughter really does take a more important roll in my life that the bags. I will miss them...maybe after we move back to the real world I will be able to hire an assistant and I can open back up again. Or I can go back to work on another project that has been put on the back burner. We will see.
I am going to finish up all those bags over there as soon as possible, so don't worry if your name is over there.
I do still plan to make Hero Bags and Hero Quilts...but those are going to have to be more controlled too. I recently had a lady who was not what she claimed to be...nor was her husband. That has left a sour taste in my mouth. I was pretty much shocked that someone would claim to be a widow and not really be one. I do check up on the widows I sew for and I have never had anyone flat out lie to me (well I don't think they have). So I discussed the issue with my attorney and she said I should request a copy of the death certificate. Man, I don't want to do that. Maybe just a memory website address or something.
OK, my husband wants the computer...Gotta go sew! And to think these are going to be some of the last Camp Follower Bags ever made in Alice Springs.... it is the end of an age.