Thursday, June 26, 2008

We're Off!

This last week has been quite a stressful/exciting week. We are on the brink of leaving on a wonderful trip to visit family and friends in Europe. We are also doing some renovations in our home - in preparation for having a beautiful Africote screed floor laid while we are away. So we have been reduced to living in a couple of small rooms with all our earthly possesions - with an almost continual haze of dust. I am setting up a temporary kitchen and preparing for some brave housesitters who will be staying here and keeping our dogs company.
Amidst all of this, some beautiful things have come into my life this week:

These Limited edition prints from Jesse arrived on Monday: They are delightful and even more endearing in real life than on the screen! Some of them will be beautifying my own home and some will be winging their way overseas! My daughter, as part of a School Business Economics Project, has to help a local Informal Business. Hle Mbambo is a beautiful young Zulu Girl who has a dream to become a nurse. In the mean time she has learnt the craft of beading. We were delighted when we saw an example of her handiwork. She sources these Canvas Shoes and then decorates them beautifully. For added value, she personalises each pair by beading the name of the buyer on the back. She is looking forward to working with her!
I'll be back in mid July!

5 comments:

janine de waal said...

Well have a FABULOUS trip! Look forward to catching up when you get back, to see all the great and exciting things you have experienced! Enjoy it!

Anonymous said...

These shoes are real works of art! I am going to miss you and your daily blog till the middle of July...

Estelle said...

Shew, so much news.
The shoes are tremendous - so many talented people here in our amazing country!!!
Have fun, and remember us while you are there (-:

Krissy said...

Hope you have a safe and wonderful trip! Nice shoes!!

Carolina Eclectic said...

Lucky girl! I hope you have a wonderful trip.