A completely excellent gift
One of the truly excellent things about the internet is the way one can become friends with someone from far away.
I had met Sandy several years ago on the Creative Machine sewing discussion group. She lives in England and we collaborated on at least one project and more than that have pushed one another to solve fiber related problems in good ways.
A while back Sandy told me to expect something in the mail.
This is what arrived. A fabric grocery bag that is essentially based on your basic plastic grocery sack. It’s a deceptively simple object, yet it is quite brilliant. This bag weighs nothing and folds easily into my backpack.
so you can tuck your transit card away as you board the bus. You can see the simply serged edges.
This bag is as brilliant as a paperclip. I also adore the goofy farm print. sandy worried that I might be offended by the piggies. I assured Sandy that my family is seriously into piggy fabric. A few years ago one of my husband’s clients was a big pig product producer. for a few years all the guys in my family wore lots of pig themed boxers.
You can see more of Sandy’s excellent work on her blog. This week the bag carried a tarp and umbrellas for a Roaches concert in Madison Square park.
For the past couple of times I have had to choose new frames, I just let the glasses technician choose the frame. The watch people selecting frames 8 hours a day. I figure they can figure out pretty quickly what works on a face. I told the technician that I was an artist but didn’t want to look like I lived in Williamsburg. He chose this pair and we were done. I did try on a couple of others to make him happy, but I think he did OK. Opinions???