Thursday, August 21, 2008

Destiny


Was it some sort of destiny that brought a newspaper journalist, an arty seamstress, and a fabric wholesaler together? When I work with these sumptuous fabric samples I find it miraculous on some level that a man and woman I've never met could somehow land up helping feed moms and babies far away in a reality that we can not fathom. Not literally, of course. But we are all hands and feet and voices of God, and their part of going to the effort of hoarding, and then donating these pieces has certainly made my part decadently more delightful.
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Sometimes when I am working on a bag, I find myself rummaging through my many dishes full of buttons and picking out ones that I have saved and oggled and loved for quite some time. What time would I be waiting for now? This is the time to send them back out into the world with a true purpose.

Words are cheap. But I have the fabric labels to prove that these fabrics are not.
Leave your name and number, and/or comments. This bag is available for sale until 6 pm. After that, the money is raises will go to the World Food Programme, and specifically for the camps in Darfur, Sudan.

19 comments:

Anonymous said...

So elegant! Beautiful Joyce!
KC

Donnnnn said...

You're posting at 6AM?
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maddie said...

this is georgeous, I love this site & love what you are doing Joyce I bid $45

Loretta said...

Another gorgeous bag - I can't stand it! - I would love this bag!
You are outdoing yourself, Joyce!

Melanie said...

This bag is HOT Joyce. Love it love it!!

Paula said...

I am technically a newbie...but have been following all the bags for 2 weeks....I was waiting till one struck me and this one does.
I love coming everyday to see the creations....
saying that...i bid $50 smacks
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maddie said...

I agree with you Paula & I too have been following the bags every day & this really struck my fancy....I bid $55

Gwenda said...

A wonderful creation! $65.00

Anonymous said...

$60 (and praying that the deep-pocketed Wilkes doesn't fall for this bag)

gk

(Who will edit your book but not provide daycare/nanny service!)

Anonymous said...

Or $66

gk,
attempting to get just a bit faster on the publish button

joyce said...

oh, what a surprise! I had "no comments" but that's because they were all going to the other computer. Now, I hit "refresh" and I see TEN! Sa-WHEAT!

GK- I take it you've been over to Blunderview to read my rant about parenting imbeciles?!

Thanks, all. Looks like its going to be a good day!

Ariel Gordon said...

Oooh. Pretty!

($70)

shaunak said...

WOW!!

$80

Crystal said...

This one's a stunner Joyce!

Aynsley said...

Still sad about not winning the bid yesterday...but due to the sadness i told several folks about the site and the amazing work.

Todays bag is absolutely beautiful Joyce, way to go.....

Aynsley

Gwenda said...

late afternoon bid! $85.00

Anonymous said...

Really Love This One!
Bid $95
Tanya B

Karen said...

Gorgeous! How about $105.

joyce said...

hey Karen! There's some aritocratic fabric coming your way! (Well, a bag made of aristocratic fabric.) E-mail the bag lady. Give me your mailing address and I'll tell you some details.