April 16, 2012

A Gift


For me, brought home by my husband, it is from Rose Krupa, she has 83 years of experienced living. I only mention her age because she is proud to be 83. My husband tells me Rose has arthritis and began making these UpCycled bags when she accompanied her husband, Frank, to doctor and hospital visits. She crocheted many bags during the 8 year period of Frank’s battle with cancer, he has gone home now but Rose still works on. Making bags from bags and the one she gifted to me is number 2,080. I am delighted to own it.

Rose is not the first person to crochet with plastic shopping and bread bags, but she has proved herself dedicated to the task…if in doubt see the above number. This handy bag will carry my books and art’in pro jects as needed from time to time. Rose told my husband it is washable and that she is pleased to be able to share it with me.



Rose is a long time quilter as well and mentioned that she won a ribbon at the Houston International Quilt Festival in 1974.  She has made quilts for charity auctions that have sold for upwards of $5,000.oo and she is a very lovely woman who keeps track of the items she makes and gifts to super & duper lucky people like me.

Thank you very much Rose you’re awesome and the world is a much sweeter place with you in it. {{{hugs}}}                                              

And now in Honor of receiving a gift I now offer to Y’all a Gift (but not this bag tho)…A Surprise type o'giftie But you have to Comment here And / Or Tweet to Enteryes this is open to non-U.S. residents. The Deadline to enter is Midnight CST, Thursday April 19, 2012; Winner to be announced Friday April 20th. So until then…

Happy Art’in Y’all

13 comments:

SimJaTa said...

What a fab lady, and a gorgeous bag thank you for sharing.

Never one to miss a comp:)

I dont 'do' twitter anymore sorry.

Lynda x

mandiii20 said...

wow she sounds like such an amazing lady!! Thanks so much for sharing xx
Mandiii20

Kathy Hunt said...

Rose is an amazing woman, and you are a lucky gal, Jamie, to have an original Rose bag. Thanks for the opportunity to be gifted by you!

tracy said...

WOW what a great lady, and WOW the bag is well cool i no id use it all the time, i do crochet but not anything like that
tracy xx

Kerri Love said...

Lovely bag Jamie :) and a great way to keep plastic out of our landfills too!

godsmixedmediagirl said...

oh Jamie I found one of these bags at our local farmers market and just love it! However mine doesn't look near as nicely done as hers. She seems like such an angel. Thank you for sharing. :)

Musicalscrapper said...

This is a great gift and a very cool bag. I should tell my mom about this she is teh recycle queen in her home town!!!

Sheri said...

Very cool bag! TFS!

Julia Smith said...

Wow - an amazing bag by an amazing lady. TFS Julia.x

happyDiane said...

what an amazing story! Your husband was very thoughtful to get this for you! tfs

Kimber said...

What a cool story! And a nice bag. Sounds like a fascinating lady!

Tanya said...

Whatan amazing Woman she is. And what an amazing person you are for passing it forward. Its a concept I hold close to my heart. You are so thoughtful. Thank you for doing this

Jamie Lynn said...

Thanks Y'all winner by way of Tweet

GodsGirl4You!

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