The only place I have been outside the United States was a weekend trip to Niagara Falls 16 years ago with 5 of my girlfriends. Traveling to places like England, France, Italy, Australia, Ireland, Switzerland, or… Africa, seems unattainable to me. Just a dream. Oh, I’d love to travel someday, it just seems like an impossible dream right now.
We have some friends who are African. As in ‘from Africa’ African. A lovely, delightful lady, her husband and their totally adorable baby boy.
I cannot fathom raising children in a country that is not my own, and yet trying to make it mine. Trying to keep the traditions and language and family of the ‘old’ and mix it with the traditions and language and friends of the ‘new’.
Fitting into a new country, a new lifestyle, a new culture, a new family, a new climate, a new way of living. It is impressive really! And that baby boy is gonna grow up bilingual. Impressive I tell you.
It was through one of my best American friends that I met my African friend. My American friend made this ‘Africa’ jacket for our little African baby. The heart represents Nairobi, Kenya, where they lived before moving here. I got the Africa jacket passed to me to do the stitching. The country and the heart were already glued to the jacket so all I had to do was zigzag around Africa and stitch through the heart. And take some pics of it of course 🙂
My friend saw the idea here.
And you can purchase them from this etsy shop if you don’t want to make your own!
Happy Sewing and Happy Valentines Day! You have one day left to do your crafting 😉