Don't worry, I am not trying to imitate the great Martin Luther King, but I want to tell you about my friend Elvira
I met her online, it was a coincidence really because we both love Terry Pratchett. His books, that is. We don't know him personally which is a pity. Since then we haven't lost each other and I truly hope it'll stay that way. By the way, thanks, Terry! :-D
1. She has a hilarious sense of humor and a good heart.
2. We so often think the same way.
3. She says what she thinks.
4. She has a talent I don't have ;-) Well, more than one, but the one I am talking about is the reason for this post. (And for those who wonder, no, it's not the reason why I like her, but a piece of luck for me.)
A few days ago I had these in my mail.
Jewelry bags, a whole bunch of them, in different sizes.
Now you know her talent, she can sew. Something I couldn't do if my life depended on it. She makes beautiful bags and purses and stuff.
This is one she made for me. From cat fabric (can you see them sitting on the wall?) and the inside is orange and has so many little compartments, just perfect for my cell phone and tissues and MP 3 player and there is even a key ring in there.
When she visited me, we had to go by a shop that sells sewing supplies and machines and had a sale. We picked out the blue fabric with the stars together (I looked after the pattern, she checked if it could be used for our purpose at all) and those cute bags are the result.
I hope we'll see each other again soon, she is not exactly living around the corner :-(
Thanks for being such a good friend, Granny Weatherwax! (Sorry, inside joke only for us ;-))
Oh, and by the way - if you want to see pictures or if you know German and want to have a good read, why not go and have a look at her blogs Taschenkrams and Viri-Design?
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