"In the heavens are parents single? / No, the thought makes reason stare. / Truth is reason: truth eternal / tells me I've a mother there." (Mormon hymn "O My Father")
Well, Nancy at Imaginary Fronds has received my package from the Spring Fling Swap, so I can go ahead and post what I sent her. I wasn't a big fan of pink & green back in the preppie 80s, but I really like the color combo now. So I was happy to try these two colors in one of my recycled felted sweater purses for my swap partner. (I made a second one that I was going to sell, but it already found a home with my sister-in-law! I could do another one, though, if anyone's interested. I have some cool pink ties.)
It was a stretch to make my items fit the S-P-R-I-N-G thing, but here's how I did it:
S: Stitched table runner (& a paper tablecloth)
P: Purse (handmade from thrifted/felted sweater)
R: Ribbon (with cute spring motif)
I: Interesting apron made from a towel
N: Nice storage containers
G: Gum ( in pink & green, no less)
I kept to the swap rules of six items and spending about $20. When I saw how other swappers are sending way more stuff, I felt sort of lame. But since Nancy is behind and hasn't sent my package yet, I hope she keeps it to not too many items.
I really like the swaps organized by Rebecca and Lucy. Both times they have challenged me to work with color combos I wouldn't have otherwised tried. (Last time it was pink and brown.) I definitely plan to join their next swap.
Gotta go and watch Part I of this PBS special on the Mormons. (As a feminist theologian, I'm intrigued by this theology of the "Heavenly Mother," thus the quote above.)