11 countries in 11 months. That’s what our friend Marianne is doing right now. The “World Race”. Traveling around, spreading love and kindness to people all over the globe who need a little help. She is a brave and faithful soul, encouraged even when all that surrounds her seems rocky.
When my dear friend Kathryn called me up a week before Marianne’s departure and said, ” So I was wondering…..my roommate and I want to give a special gift to Marianne for her birthday before she departs on her journey. But, well, it involves sewing and well, you know, I don’t know how to sew….” This was of course the beginning of a very new learning experience for Kathryn…
The proposed sewing project: A journal cover that could be re-filled as Marianne filled the pages during her travels.
We started with her basic idea of a scrappy patchwork look and went from there:
We trimmed it up, backed it with one big piece of fabric, and folded the edges in to create the pockets that her journal would fit into.
Kathryn also had the brilliant idea of braiding some twine and stitching it on so that it could be wrapped around the journal to keep it closed!
Kathryn and her lovely creation:
Is this so cute or what?! Now Marianne can always be reminded of her friends back home when she journals. I was so inspired by Kathryn’s project that I made one for a friend last week. Check out this post for detailed instructions.
If you are interested in seeing where Marianne is right now, check out her on-line journal/blog here: http://mariannecayce.theworldrace.org/