re·demp·tion [ ri démpsh'n ]
1. improving of something: the act of saving something or somebody from a declined, dilapidated, or corrupted state and restoring it, him, or her to a better condition.
Another fully integrated bag. Ancient green upholstery from Morris meets brown plush woven in Switzerland meets Tanzania meets London, England meets lady down the street. And I'm not making this up.
Green upholstery: donated to Morris thrift shop. Bagged with other upholstery pieces by a lovely woman I've not yet met. Delivered to her daughter who works with my husband. Brought home to me. (good, good, good.)
Soft brown stuff: More of that high end fabric that I salivated about on yesterday's (THOUSAND DOLLAR) bag.
Strap: that piece from Tanzania is getting us a number of shoulder straps! Looks so good with brown and green.
London: See the piece under the flap? All the way from England. My blogger friend Lettuce sent it to me. She didn't have to do that. But some people are just like that, and don't it make your heart swell?
Inside pockets; compliments of Ruthie's mom who lives down the street from me. She brought me a bag of clothes that she had discovered in her garage. The black pocket is from a pair of pants and the floral piece is a 70's blouse. Those little green bits are actually strawberries, and the top border of that pocket makes me think of my friend Svea who has a bag made of that fabric.
Getting a picture of why something as innanimate as a homemade bag can be about redemption? Just ask my friend Karla-with-a-"k". She taught me a beautiful sermon last night about the way God redeems things, people, projects... just to mention a few things. People, with all their complications and flaws, do such kind and selfless things.
Wednesday today. I woke up before my alarm clock which is creepy and weird. Still, time has already grown wings and the day is well on its way towards full-tilt.
As ever, the auction runs until 6 pm tonight. I love watching who comes here.
If you are here for the first time, and you are interested in owning this bag; just leave a dollar amount in the comment section. If you just want to comment, I'd love that too.