Saturday, July 26, 2008
Hong Kong Phooey
I am finally making progress on the I Spy quilt which was on my champagne list. Sort of, this one will not be for the Linus project.
This is Operation Don't Forget Us!
My cousin has been toying with the idea of moving to China for more than a year now. He was a pro golfer and has an apparently golf is huge among the rising middle/upper class in China. He's had a few job offers to teach golf.
Part of the lure is that they have two adopted daughters from China and they are interested in giving their daughters more of their own culture.
Also, they feel that God is calling them to move to China. I understand that feeling. I was called to leave my comfort zone and teach at OFS. Still, China? I think that is officially a bajillion miles away from the nearest family member. After the terrible earthquakes, I think God would need to send a burning bush in my living room to get me to go there. (Please understand that I am not tempting you God.)
I told them that if they wanted questionable seismic activity and Asian culture they should just move to LA. We have fault lines and China Town.
The latest job offer was from a company in Hong Kong. That is decidedly more westernized and appealing.
So, it looks like my whole crew of "baby" cousins will be moving. Sniff. The Fantastic Four, ranging in ages from 2-5 will hardly remember us.
My thought was to make mini quilts with family photos interspersed. I plan to size them so they are good for long car rides and if need be transatlantic flights.
This was my first time using real printer fabric. I used June Tailor Colorfast Sew In Ink Jet fabric sheets. They went through the printer well and were easy to treat for colorfastness. However, some red did seem to wash off. The fabric is soft and nice to work with. The price is usually pretty prohibitive at $10 for 3 sheets. Thankfully, it was some sort of coupon mania week at Joannes.