Here are two more of the belated birthday gifts I've been working on - two reversible reusable shopping bags made from African fabrics I received as a Christmas gift this year. A friend traveled to Tanzania in November and sent me some beautiful fabrics, including two pieces of kanga. Here's a little more information. Aparently these fabrics are purchased to wear more for the text than the pattern. One of the two fabrics I used in these bags contains the words Nampa Kwa Nafasi Lakini Hana Kaisi, which one of her friends translated roughly to mean: I give him/her his/her share but he/she is worthless!! One of the handles on these bags is made of the strip with these words and that one is a gift for a translator/language teacher friend. (No subtext implied! She is very valuable.)
I hope I'll have time this week to finish up the last two little belated gifts and I'm finally mailing off my Four Seasons swap quilt on Monday! There might be some more aprons in the works, as well. I finally found the post that inspired me with the one I made last week. Thanks Joyce!