Thursday, September 11, 2008

Devotion


Devotion.
Great love. The force that propels us to do things that we are too tired and too grumpy to do. And I'm not talking about bags now. I'm talking about the big challenges - that loving God means loving people. The annoying ones, stinky ones, demanding ones, the ones that rip your heart out. Like our kids, for example.

And that dog. She is annoyingly devoted. Usually directly on top of whatever fabric I am trying to transform into a bag for Darfur. Or curled up in my lap that doesn't stay still for very long. She forgives me always.

The bag. Purdy. Shades of grey, camel, and a smokey turquoisey greenish colour. The completion of this bag did require some devotion on my part as well, since my faithful henkel sewing scissors have officially quit cutting through fabric. They are dull and in desparate need of sharpening; and the sharpening fella lives one town over which is difficult with a house full of pre-schoolers and no car. So, I hauled my bits of fabric over to my mother's in the evening and did my cutting over there.

Mothers. Talk about devotion.

That's Becky's dress on the inside, reincarnated as pockets. Becky is the cutest little muffin of a mommy with the cutest little cherub children. Highly devoted.


Know any moms who might need a wet kiss or a crushing hug from you today?
Go get them a puppy.

Or, if you like the concept of devotion, or even just a bag called Devotion, leave your name and number here. Now that winter is coming upon us, and some of our Darfur blog visitors are in different time zones, the bids will remain open until 8 pm, cst.

17 comments:

aynsley said...

Lovely Bag Joyce, you are an example of devotion, like many of us, we need to stay focused and look at what is important in life!!!! and then just DO IT

I will start the morning bids at $45.00

Aynsley

svea said...

so pretty indeed, I think I'll go hug my hubby.

Becky said...

Awww..thanks Joyce! It's beautiful!

Mandy said...

such a nice bag..i'll bid 50$ for darfur

shaunak said...

GORGEOUS!! Thanks for the later cut-off.

$60

Roo said...

yer right....becky IS the cutest little muffin!

Carolyn said...

I will bid 65$- I love it


Carolyn

svea said...

i agree, muffin cute and sweet to boot that becky is.

mandy said...

$70.00

Anonymous said...

$75

dk

Gwenda said...

I appreciate the later bidding time. $80.00

Anonymous said...

$85.00

Roberta

Rosa said...

is that piece on the inside a picture of eggs or rocks. It its eggs by darn it you better save me a nice copy preferably framed in some high quality noir frame to highlight my New Leather Coach... no I just always wanted to say that feel like the high and mighty over there in Neverland.

perrygirl1 said...

I have been waiting for a bag that spoke to me, and this is it.
I will bid $90.

joyce said...

hey perrygirl- its talking back, and it wants to come home with you!

re-joyce@mts.net

gloria said...

yay perrygirl! way to go!

Anonymous said...

oh boo hoo. I really wanted that one. I guess I should have stayed home this evening to conitnue the bidding. Will wait for another one that is equally as beautiful.

Roberta