Archive | March, 2012

Bags2Bags Belize connection

14 Mar

When my son and his wife were staff for YWAM (Youth With a Mission) Destination Paradise, they lived in Belize for two years and during that time several of my Bags2Bags purses made their way to women involved with the DP school and ministry.

During their first year there Jeff and Kristen came to the states for a YWAM conference and we were blessed to have them spend a few days with us. When they arrived, Kristen asked if I had any totes she could have. I had given her one the previous summer that she packed away in storage thinking she wouldn’t want it in Belize, but found that she could really use one. Luckily, I had the perfect tote for her—crocheted from white bags with red and blue print including an inside and outside pocket. This became Kristen’s Belize Bag. When they returned to the states the tote stayed behind in Belize with one of the ladies on base.

While visiting with us in Utah, Kristen requested a crocheted shoulder strap purse in brown tones for the DP director’s wife.  I got started on it right away since I had several brown plastic grocery bags. Then I ran out of bags and we went to the grocery store to get more from the recycle bin.  Jeff, Kristen, and Jim all helped cut bags into plarn so that I could finish the purse in time for their return to Belize. I didn’t take a photo of Lynn’s bag, but it was similar in colors to the tote in this picture.

This was just the beginning of several Belize Bags! Watch for more on Belize bags.