Tuesday, May 12, 2009

I've Heard from More Soldiers!

Today I received a response letter from one of the Soldiers in Iraq. I'm on the Letter Writing Team at Soldier's Angels, and they send me names of servicemen a couple of times each week. We are told never to expect a return letter, however sometimes you do. Then, just a few minutes ago I received an email from a Sargeant who just received my letter and wanted to thank me. I can't tell you how pleased I am that my words reached across the world to at least one of our Soldiers. Actually, one of them is an airman in the Air Force; the other is an Army Soldier from the front lines. This week will mark my 50th letter sent since I started this in January. A few minutes of time, one postage stamp, and my heart is filling up with love and pride. As an update, it's June 4th and I've received 2 emails, and three more letters! Very nice letters. My heart is filling up.

Monday, May 11, 2009

Red String Bag #2 (mine!)

This is the second red string bag I made for myself! I used muslin for the foundation and left the "U" section uncut. When I stitched the red strips, I carried them along the entire purse, then cut out the "U" on the pattern.

The reversible lining is the same as Pat's bag below.