The Tiles of Rabat Bracelet has just finished stop #2 with Gina in Junction City Kansas.
Here is Gina's Report:
It's my pleasure to report on the latest travels of Tiles of Rabat. My name is Gina and I am an ex-pat Brit living in Junction City, Kansas.
|Gina with Rabat|
Rabat has had a fabulous time visiting the Land of Oz and even had the opportunity to be presented at court in the Emerald City....
I was thrilled to Marty's "Chosen One" to receive the bracelet - she is a fabulous beader and was a lovely friend when I was living in Tampa, Florida. Since returning with hubby to Kansas beading is my passion (and sanity). I work as an advocate for victims of domestic abuse and showed the bracelet off at work to all my co-workers who adored it. I was pleased to tell everyone its story and they all wanted to know where it had been so far - see Kim (my beading partner in crime - we bead at all our staff meetings) and Jeri admiring it....
|Kim with Rabat|
|Jeri modeling Rabat|
My hubby is retired military but currently works with deploying and returning troops at Fort Riley - we get to see a lot of joy (when the guys return safely) and desperate heartache seeing families bereft of their loved ones. Rabat is hopefully reminding folks that the war and conflicts continue, and to please continue to support our troops by sending letters, positive energy and mostly, by using our vote in November. Fort Riley is the home of the Big Red One infantry.
I was frankly nervous about wearing Rabat all day but kept it close by, taking it out several times a day to look at it. I loved the gold picot edging and what fabulous (invisible) stitching. I do quite a bit of peyote myself, but the even precision of your work, Sig, puts my sloppy stitching to shame. I find beading and running my fingers over the lovely stitching so meditative, breathing while beading is definitely Zen-like and helps me get out of my head. I also took it to my weekly Girls' Night and one of the gals had just had her first mammogram - and they found a small mass which she has to have re-examined next week. We laid Rabat on her boob and said a prayer. All will be well, Rhonda!
|Rabat having a visit with Gina's creations|
Here's a pic of our 100+ lb. furrball, Mitch, longing to be allowed to wear it and go romping in the park to show off. I told him he could gaze at it for a limited time but in no way shape or form was he permitted to touch/sniff/lick/or (please not!) sneeze on it. He was very obedient for once and Rabat survived. It was so funny that this was the only time he was still the whole day - it really did have a calming effect on it, he's normally completely ADHD.
|Mitch dreaming of Rabat|
Well, it's time for Rabat to continue her healing journey - this time she's going to be flying far, far ...wonder where she'll end up next....
So long from The Land of Oz....Gina