Several months ago Kim asked me to think of how I would want my Traveling Sanctuary™ B*a*g to look. I thought of it vaguely in my mind. It wasn’t until she came down to Iowa and we spend a weekend together working on girl projects that I really began to let my mind flow with ideas. She asked me questions like what words would you use to describe yourself? I said, “Resourceful and caring.”
Together we experienced the treasures in my sewing room; embroidery work, my fabric stash. The ideas flowed as we went through the process. From there I selected a bling button I loved of my Mom’s and Grandma’s belt buckle, which inspired the colors of my B*a*g. With the knowledge of my truth and how I could express that through my B*a*g we went to the fabric store to choose fabrics. It organically came together.
As I use my B*a*g in my daily ventures it has opened me up to speaking and connecting with many women who would not have spoken to me, but because of my B*a*g. One ladies response was, “Your purse could be my purse in so many ways.” She was excited and wanted to know how she could have one too. Many see the picture of my children inside and say, “Where did you get that purse.” The first time I used it was when I went to church on a Saturday nite. The lady sitting next to me said, (the second I sat down), “THAT IS A NEAT PURSE.”
My Traveling Sanctuary™ B*a*g has opened me up to many woman, connecting in ways only women can. This has been fun and being a people person, I love connecting. The most important part has been the whole process, a process that has made me think of myself, understanding myself and meeting some sisters I would not have, but because of my B*a*g.