President Obama is on the African continent (have you ever tried to list all the African countries you can? I torture my interns every year and make them try. For the record, I can only do around 20 out of near 60 myself). I thought it might be fun to recount the fabric I got in Ghana two years ago and what has happened to it. I bought about six pieces. Which, in retrospect, is more fabric than I’ll ever buy on a trip again. But, I couldn’t contain myself 🙂
Here’s a slideshow of some of the garments I saw on the Ghanaian women.
I made this dress for a fashion show that the model ended up buying, BWOF 8-2002-11
First, I made this maxi dress
Then this green dress
I gifted one piece to Trena
And a second piece to Christina (photo courtesy of AssortedNotions.blogspot.com)
The rest, remain in the stash
While in Ghana I also made my own wax print
I got my hair braided there, but this is sadly the only photo I have 😦 But, was so excited to find those earrings after two years missing.
And, my favorite photo from the trip
The sewing room. Nothing has been done. Nothing. But, I’m definitely not painting the knotty pine
As for the ‘dating life’ question. Thank you for the feedback on both sides. I have new great responses and recognize why I get asked. Obviously not all people mind it nor think it’s rude. Which I’ll remember the next time I’m asked. *I* don’t like being asked because if there isn’t anything going on, it’s generally not a topic I want to touch. And, I’m such a blabbermouth, that if something is going on, I’m like the town crier.